WhatsApp privacy settings: last seen, online, read receipts

This tutorial will show you step by step how to hide your “last seen” and “online” statuses and disable read receipts (blue ticks) 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.

How to hide your “last seen” and “online” statuses on WhatsApp

The “last seen” and “online” statuses tell you the last time your contacts used WhatsApp, or if they're online.

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 Privacy.

Open WhatsApp privacy settings

5. Tap on Last seen and online.

Open WhatsApp last seen and online settings

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

Hide last seen status on WhatsApp

Your “last seen” status is now hidden.

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

Hide online status on WhatsApp

Your “online” status is now hidden as well.

How to disable read receipts (blue ticks) on WhatsApp

Check marks will appear next to each message you send. The double blue check marks mean that the recipient has read your message.

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 Privacy.

Open WhatsApp privacy settings

5. Tap on the toggle button next to Read receipts to turn it off.

Disable read receipts on WhatsApp on Android

The read receipts (blue ticks) are now disabled.


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References:

https://faq.whatsapp.com/3307102709559968/

https://faq.whatsapp.com/665923838265756/

https://faq.whatsapp.com/419827870318306/