How to disable and hide “last seen” status on WhatsApp

This tutorial will show you step by step how to disable and hide your “last seen” status on WhatsApp on an Android, Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.

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How to disable “last seen” on WhatsApp on:

WhatsApp “last seen” Status

The “last seen” status shows your contacts the last time you've used WhatsApp.

But:

You might not like this status because of some privacy-related reason.

Fortunately, you can easily and quickly disable and hide this “last seen” status on WhatsApp.

Note: If you disable this feature, then you also won't be able to see other people's “last seen” status.

How to disable and hide “last seen” on WhatsApp on Android

(Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, HTC, LG, Huawei, Lenovo, etc.)

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the menu button.

For most Android devices the WhatsApp menu button is a physical button on your smartphone located at the bottom left or bottom right and for some devices, the menu button is located in the top right corner of the screen. The icon for the menu button will look different on different phones.

whatsapp menu buttons on android

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Account.

5. Tap on Privacy.

6. Tap on Last Seen.

7. Tap on My contacts or Nobody from the pop-up menu.

How to disable and hide “last seen” on WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8, 8.1 & Windows 10 Mobile

(Nokia and Microsoft Lumia)

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the 3 dots at the bottom.

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Account.

5. Tap on Privacy.

6. Tap on Last Seen.

7. Tap on My contacts or Nobody from the pop-up menu.


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References:

WhatsApp FAQ: What does last seen and online status mean exactly?

WhatsApp FAQ: Configure WhatsApp privacy settings on Android

WhatsApp FAQ: Configure WhatsApp privacy settings on iPhone

WhatsApp FAQ: Configure WhatsApp privacy settings on Windows Phone