How to disable and hide WhatsApp “last seen” status

This tutorial will show you step by step how to disable and hide your “last seen” status on WhatsApp on an Android phone.

The steps on this page work for all Android phones, such as Samsung, Sony, Google, Lenovo, Huawei, OnePlus, Motorola, Nokia, ASUS, LG, and all other Android smartphones.

The “last seen” status on WhatsApp shows your contacts the last time you used WhatsApp. You can disable this feature in a few steps. But, if you disable this feature, you also won't be able to see other people's “last seen” status.

Steps

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the menu button.

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

whatsapp menu buttons on android

3. Tap on Settings.

Open WhatsApp settings

4. Tap on Account.

Open WhatsApp account settings

5. Tap on Privacy.

Open WhatsApp privacy settings

6. Tap on Last Seen.

WhatsApp Last Seen setting

A popup menu will appear.

7. Tap on Nobody.

Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp

The “last seen” notification is now disabled.



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References:

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

WhatsApp FAQ: Configure WhatsApp privacy settings on Android