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.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Huawei, One Plus, Motorola, Nokia, ASUS, LG, and all other Android phones.

But first:

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.

And now:

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

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the menu button.

For some 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.

A menu will appear.

7. Tap on Nobody.

The “last seen” status 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