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How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on Android and iPhone [2020]

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How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen

The Last Seen on Whatsapp is the Timestamp that is shown below the name of the person. It shows the time when the person had used Whatsapp for the last time. Or it shows Online if the person is currently using the Whatsapp app in his Android, iPhone or in the web. The stamp online doesn’t necessarily mean that he/ she has read your message, it just simply means the person’s phone has Whatsapp running in the foreground and the device is connected to the internet.

At times we need to change this setting for several reasons. It may be due to any person annoying you with messages, or someone who is advertising you repeatedly when you use the messaging app or simply you don’t want to reveal your privacy. To do so you don’t have to block people to achieve this instead Whatsapp gives you the power to control your privacy. Let us see in this article on how to hide your last seen status or timestamp from others on your iPhone / Android.

Whatsapp Last Seen Privacy Settings

Before setting your privacy on Whatsapp, you must know the privacy setting available for you on Whatsapp to control your last seem status. You have three different settings to choose from and they are,

Everyone: Tap on this and your last seen will be available for everyone to see when you have a chat with them.

My Contacts: This setting restricts the Last seen stamp to only those contacts whom you have in your Android / iPhone.

Nobody: Choosing this will completely hide your last seen status from everyone.

Note: Remember that if you hide your last seen status and set your privacy in such a way, then in turn you also cannot see other contacts’ Last seen. Similarly if you are online or typing, there is no way to hide that.

Related: How to block someone on WhatsApp?

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on Android

To hide the last seen status on your Android phone,

Step 1: Open Whatsapp on your Android device.

Step 2: On the top right, click the three dots Menu.

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on Android

Step 3: Click Account from the list of menus.

 

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on Android

Step 4: Now click Privacy to get the privacy settings of Whatsapp messenger.

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on Android

Here you can the see the privacy settings available separately for Last Seen, Profile Photo, About, Groups and Status.

Step 5: Click Last Seen which is the first setting.

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on Android

You may also like to learn How to Hide WhatsApp Status?

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on iPhone

To hide the last seen timestamp on your iPhone or iPad,

Step 1: Open Whatsapp on your iOS device.

Step 2: Click Settings (Gear icon) from the bottom right corner of the screen.

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on iPhone

Step 3: Click Account from the list of menus.

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on iPhone

Step 4: Now click Privacy to get the privacy settings of Whatsapp messenger.

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on iPhone

Here you can the see the privacy settings available separately for Last Seen, Profile Photo, About, Groups and Status.

Step 5: Click Last Seen which is the first setting.

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen on iPhone

Now, you have three options to choose from.

Related: How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Chats.

How to Hide Whatsapp Last Seen From specific People

Now that if you don’t want to hide the last seen for everyone but want to hide it from those specific people, let us see how to do it.

Follow the same steps according to your platform from the methods above and set the last seen privacy setting to My Contacts. After that, delete the contact from whom you want to hide your last seen status from your contacts. With this, the person cannot see your last seen but you can still see the person’s last seen status.

Note: Update WhatsApp to use all the latest features

To conclude

By this way, anyone can simply hide the Whatsapp last seen from anyone. The process is as simple as sending a message on WhatsApp. The method remains the same and simple on all other mobile platforms. Comment below if you have something to ask.

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