Whenever a text is sent using WhatsApp, a single tick mark appears by it, confirming the message was sent to the desired recipient. Two ticks indicate your message was delivered, and when the same is marked in blue, it means your message was read by the recipient. Similarly, when someone sends you a message, the person can make out if you were online just a few seconds ago or some hours ago. It’s good but some users find this feature unwanted. Luckily, there’s a way that lets you hide your WhatsApp Last Seen status from others. Follow this guide to find how it’s done!
How to hide your WhatsApp last seen status from others
After many requests from the users, the Facebook-owned subsidiary introduced an option that would allow users to hide their WhatsApp Last Seen status from their contacts and unknown people. Here’s how to use it!
- Launch WhatsApp service.
- Select Settings.
- Go to Account.
- Choose Privacy.
- Tap Last Seen.
- Select Nobody.
When you choose not to share your Last Seen status with others, even you won’t be able to see other people’s Last Seen.
How do I turn off my last seen on WhatsApp?
You can read messages without letting the sender know anything about it. Here’s how to proceed!
On your iPhone, launch WhatsApp Service.
Go to WhatsApp Settings (visible as a gear icon in the lower-right corner of your phone screen).
Select Settings and navigate to the Account section.
Under Account, Choose Privacy.
Just under the Privacy screen, you’ll see the Last Seen heading.
Tap the heading to go to the Last Seen screen. Under it, you’ll find 4 options namely,
- My Contacts
Since you do not wish to make your Last Seen status visible to others, tap the Nobody option and exit.
Hereafter, your contacts or unknown senders will not be able to make out when you last used the app.
Hope that makes sense!