WhatsApp is one of the world’s most popular instant messaging applications, with more than 1 billion users around the world. Much like many other messaging applications, WhatsApp also allows you to see the last time that your friends have been online. This means that others will also be able to view your latest online status on this messenger. This is of course a great WhatsApp feature, but that does not meet the privacy criteria. Of course, WhatsApp application allows you to hide WhatsApp last seen status to increase the privacy of the users. In this article, I’ll show you how you can easily hide your online status on WhatsApp.
Hide WhatsApp last seen status
On WhatsApp, last seen time refers to the last time that the user has been online on this application. This means they were able to see the messages they have received on WhatsApp application. Aside from the ability to see when your friends have been online on WhatsApp, this feature also allows your friends to see when you have been online on this application.
On app such as Facebook, you can hide last seen status easily and WhatsApp application is no exception. So, if you are looking for a way to hide WhatsApp last seen status, this tutorial article shows you how to do that.
One important point you need to remember is that if you hide WhatsApp last seen status, you will also not be able to see your friends’ last seen time.
Steps to hide WhatsApp last seen status
Before you go on to hide your last online time on WhatsApp, I recommend that you first download the latest version of WhatsApp application on your phone. This is because this feature might not available on the old versions of WhatsApp application. Once updated, you can take the following steps:
- Launch Telegram application on your phone and navigate to settings by tapping the three dots icon on top right corner (for Android) or the gear icon (for iPhone).
- By tapping the ‘Accounts‘ option on the Settings page, enter your account settings.
- On the next window, tap the ‘Privacy‘ option to enter your account privacy settings.
- On the final step, tap the ‘Last Seen‘ option and choose ‘Nobody‘ so that no one will be able to see your last seen time.
By taking these simple steps, you will be able to hide WhatsApp last seen status, so that your friends will not be able to see the last time you have been online. On the step 4, if you choose My Contacts instead of the Nobody option, only your contacts will be able to see your last seen time. Also, if you choose the Everybody option, you will hide your last seen time for no one and everyone can see the time you have been last online on WhatsApp application.
I hope you found this tutorial article useful. If you have any questions about how to do anything on WhatsApp, please don’t hesitate to mention it in the comments section.
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