How to hide last seen and online status on WhatsApp

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How to hide last seen on WhatsApp. Do you want to hide your WhatsApp last seen activity and “online” status? If this is the case, then you are at the right place! WhatsApp gives you many features to protect your privacy. WhatsApp shows some of your WhatsApp activity publically to your contacts. Such as your last seen, your online status, your DP, status and about section, etc.

If you are not happy that someone can show you when you are active on WhatsApp or when you last opened WhatsApp then you have an option to hide or disable this. Some WhatsApp users do this privacy setting to protect their WhatsApp activities and some don’t. WhatsApp has so many privacy-related issues but still, this app is our first choice when it comes to chatting with our friends and family members. WhatsApp keeps an eye on you to track you, such as when you have opened WhatsApp, when you were online, etc. And then it shows it publicly. We have written an in-depth guide on WhatsApp privacy settings, If you wish then you can read that post too.

We know that when we are active on WhatsApp, WhatsApp shows “online” status to our contacts, when we are typing something to someone, WhatsApp shows “Typing” status to the chat you are messaging, when you are not active on WhatsApp, WhatsApp shows “Last seen” time to your contacts. Do you like this? You may be! But not everybody. Therefore, you have the option to hide the last seen activity on WhatsApp and your online status on WhatsApp. Yes! But how? Want to know the steps then be with this guide till the end.

So, let’s get started with today’s guide on how to hide last seen on WhatsApp or how to hide online status on WhatsApp. In this post, I am going to show you the two ways to hide WhatsApp’s last seen activity.

How to hide last seen on WhatsApp

WhatsApp offers you a setting to disable or remove your last seen or online status. Below, I have listed out the steps to hide the last seen on WhatsApp. Just go through the mentioned steps and implement those steps.

#Method 1 – Hide the last seen activity on WhatsApp

The first method by which you can invisible yourself on WhatsApp is described below. This method can also be applied to iPhone users as well. So, whether you are an android user or an iOS user, this way works for both of you.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your android phone or iOS.
  2. Click on the three-dots icon, At the top-right corner.
  3. Just tap on the settings option.
    Hide the last seen activity on WhatsApp
  4. Then head over to the account section.
  5. After that, click on the privacy.
    How to hide online status on WhatsApp
  6. The first option is what you are looking for. Simply, click on the “Last seen” option.
  7. By default, it set to “Everyone”. You have to select the “Nobody” option.
    WhatsApp last seen activity

That’s it! You are good to go! Now, nobody can see your last seen activity on WhatsApp and you are invisible on WhatsApp. This means no one can see when you were active on WhatsApp and when you are online on WhatsApp as well.

In step number 7, You have three options. Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody. If you select the “Everyone” option which is default then anybody can see you last seen activity you have on WhatsApp. If it is set to “My contacts” then only your contacts can see your online status on WhatsApp and whose number you have not saved will not see your last seen. And the last option is “Nobody”. If you select this then nobody can see your WhatsApp last seen activity and online status.

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This is how to hide last seen on WhatsApp on Android and iPhone. So let’s move on to the next method.

Method 2 – Hide the WhatsApp last seen activity using the Airplane mode

This method gives a chance to open WhatsApp, read WhatsApp messages, reply to someone without showing your last seen or online status even if you haven’t hidden the last seen on WhatsApp. Yes, This way protects you to invisible from your WhatsApp contacts.

Before we start this method, let me clarify that you should have the latest version of WhatsApp. If you haven’t WhatsApp the latest version then update it right away. You can refer to this guide on how to update WhatsApp for more information.

Simply follow the mentioned steps.

  1. Simply turn off your mobile data and enable the Airplane mode. You can find these settings on your phone’s setting or by sliding down the screen.
  2. After turning off mobile data and enableing the Airplane mode, Open WhatsApp.
  3. Now, simply complete simply complete the task for which you have opened WhatsApp. Read the messages you have in your WhatsApp’s notification, reply to someone.
  4. After completeing the activities, close WhatsApp completly. And don’t forget to close WhatsApp from the recent apps. Close means completly close.
  5. Now, disable the Airplane mode.

In this way, no one can see when you were online when you have replied to their messages. By following this method, you can read WhatsApp messages without hiding the last seen activity on WhatsApp. Also, there is more to know! Here is how to read WhatsApp messages without opening them.

Hope you like this second method too. So this is how Airplane mode can help you to hide last seen on WhatsApp and online status on WhatsApp.

Before we end this article, I want to answer some frequently asked questions.

FAQ on WhatsApp last seen feature

How can I hide my last seen on WhatsApp without blocking?

You can hide your last seen activity by navigating WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy > Last seen. Alternatively, you can use the Airplane mode feature to hide your online status on WhatsApp.

What does last seen and online mean on WhatsApp?

In WhatsApp, the “last seen” shows the time when you last opened WhatsApp. And “Online” means currently you are active on WhatsApp.

If I have hidden my last seen activity on WhatsApp will I be able to see other’s last seen activity?

No, You can’t. If you have hidden your last seen activity on WhatsApp then you also will not be able to see other’s last activity and online status on WhatsApp.

How to hide last seen for a specific person in WhatsApp?

Not yet. currently, WhatsApp doesn’t have this feature to hide last seen for a specific contact. But maybe in the future update of WhatsApp, you may get this feature too.

Conclusion:

In this post, I have listed out two methods to remove the last seen activity on WhatsApp. If you like this article on how to hide last seen on WhatsApp and how to hide online status on WhatsApp then make sure you share this post. We have more guides on WhatsApp settings, so don’t forget to read these posts.

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