How to hide that you are online on WhatsApp on Android

This tutorial will show you step by step how to hide that you are online on WhatsApp on Android.

The steps on this page work for all Android phones, such as Samsung, Google, OnePlus, Motorola, Xiaomi, Nokia, Oppo, and all other Android phones.

You've been able to hide your “last seen” status and read receipts (blue check marks) in WhatsApp for a long time. And now you can finally hide your online status too.


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 and online.

Open WhatsApp last seen and online settings

7. Under “Who can see my last seen”, you select Nobody.

Hide last seen status on WhatsApp

8. Under “Who can see when I'm online”, you select Same as last seen.

Hide online status on WhatsApp

Your “last seen” and “online” status are now hidden.

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