The Egyptian defender, 27, was sweating over a three-match ban for violent conduct, which would have ended his season.
Hegazi clashed with Ings and, as the pair tangled on the turf, TV cameras caught the Baggies defender clearly rabbit-punch the Anfield ace.
Referee Stuart Attwell missed the incident at the time and the matter was referred to the FA’s disciplinary panel.
It is made up of three former referees, who cannot confer which each other about the incident.
They failed to reach a unanimous verdict – which is required to punish the player – after at least one of the panel decided Hegazi’s action did not fall into the category of violent conduct.
Hegazi – who was facing a three-match ban – is now free to play in Albion’s final three relegation scraps against Newcastle, Spurs and Crystal Palace.
Hegazi later appeared to claw record goalscorer Mo Salah in the face as he went up for a header but the pair appeared to be in good spirits after the game as they shared a chat.
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