Privacy Extension For WhatsApp™ Web

900,000 Users. Available for Chrome and Firefox.

Screenshot: Reveal messages on hover. Screenshot: Customize what you want to blur.

To increase privacy in public spaces the Privacy Extension For WhatsApp™ Web blurs your messages. Your messages and other content only reveals upon hovering over with your mouse cursor. Additionally you can quickly toggle all effects by using a keyboard shortcut or by clicking the toggle button in the extension menu.

Customize It

It adapts to your needs by letting you decide which elements you want to blur. Your options:

Quick Toggle

You can quickly toggle the blur in the settings or with a keyboard shortcut (Default: Alt+X).
To change this navigate to:


To install this extension just follow the instructions on the respective download page:

Chrome Download Link Firefox Download Link

View the release notes here.


If you have a feature request or if you have encountered a problem, please create a new issue under this link:

Alternatively you can get help at:

About This Project

This is an open-source project released under the MIT license by You can view the code and contribute to the GitHub repository of this project.

This extension does not collect information about you or your messages. We only communicate with our server to display information about problems or updates. Visit the privacy policy to learn more.

Disclaimer: WhatsApp is a trademark of WhatsApp Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. This extension is an independent project developed by Lukas Lenhardt and has no relationship to WhatsApp or WhatsApp Inc.