How to hide WhatsApp Last Seen status on Android and iOS

WhatsApp Last Seen and Online status
WhatsApp Last Seen and online status / WhatsApp

Taking your privacy to the next level? Your privacy is just a few simple steps away. This is how you can hide your WhatsApp “Last Seen” status whether you’re on Android or iOS. This method will be done through WhatsApp privacy settings.

I’ve got asked by few readers here is that possible to hide my “Last Seen” status on WhatsApp but still seen other’s “Last Seen”?. Short answer is you can’t. This method will hide your last seen status as well as you can’t see other people’s status. Sounds fair?

Here’s few notes from WhatsApp regarding privacy settings:

Last Seen and online tell you the last time your contacts were using WhatsApp, or if they’re online.

  • If you don’t share your last seen, you won’t be able to see other people’s last seen.
  • There is no way to hide when you are online or typing.
  • If you turn off read receipts, you won’t be able to see read receipts from other people. Read receipts are always sent for group chats.
  • If a contact has disabled read receipts, you will not be able to see that they have viewed your status update.

If it’s fair to you, let’s dive in.


Hide WhatsApp Last Seen status

Basically, the steps are pretty similar for Android and iOS.

On Android

  1. Open WhatsApp app.
  2. Select the three-vertical dots located at the top right corner.
  3. Select Account.
  4. Select Privacy.
  5. Under Who can see my personal info, tap on Last Seen.
  6. Select Everyone or My contacts or Nobody option.

On iOS

  1. Open WhatsApp app.
  2. Select Settings option located at the bottom right corner.
  3. Select Privacy.
  4. Select Advanced.
  5. Select Last Seen to toggle the setting to Off.
  6. Change the setting to Everyone or My contacts or Nobody.

Done. Your “Last seen” status will not be visible to the selected contact group — Everyone or Nobody or My contacts, depending on which option you chose in the above steps.

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