How to Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp for Android Phone


No doubt at WhatsApp being one of the most popular cross-platform messaging apps with millions of daily active users. But one frustrating thing is Lat Seen at the message on WhatsApp, it occurs every time you read someone’s message or if they read your message. You can also call it as an acknowledgment of message being read by the receiver.


Although last seen on WhatsaApp seems like a useful feature, but most of the time it puts you into awkward and problematic situations.

So, how to get rid of this and hide WhatsApp last seen in Android Phone? There are three ways, by which you can hide last seen on WhatsApp. The first method is based on an official update by WhatsApp, which brought last seen hide setting in WhatsApp. The second method is based on a third-party app for android phone, and the last method is based on disabling your network connectivity for a short period.

Today in this article I will be showing how to hide WhatsApp last seen on Android Phone. Start with the official method and in most of the cases it should resolve this issue, else proceed with method 2 and 3 respectively.

Method 1:  Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp from Settings

Recently Facebook announced its decision of acquiring WhatsApp and the deal has been done for a whopping $19 billion. Because of this deal WhatsApp founders and employees became millionaires overnight, but what you got with this deal? Recently WhatsApp has released a new update for WhatsApp Android and, fortunately, the latest update has a privacy setting allowing you to hide last seen time stamp on WhatsApp.

The latest version of WhatsApp is not available on Google Play Store, but you can download the beta version from WhatsApp website.  Follow below steps to do the same. 

Step 1:  Download and Install latest version of WhatsApp for Android.

Step 2: Open WhatsApp > Settings > Privacy > then Tap on Last Seen and select Nobody.

That’s it! You have successfully disabled WhatsApp last seen feature.

Method 2: Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp using Android App

If the first method didn’t work for you, then try this Android app called, “Last Not Seen.” What this app does is it blocks your android phone internet network so that the seen status cannot be updated to the server. Follow below steps to see how to use this app.

Step 1: Download and Install Last not Seen (this is not a play store link but direct download link because the app is no longer available on play store).

Step 2: Once downloaded, open the app and check or tick “Block Last Seen.”

That’s it! Now whenever you open WhatsApp, your internet connection will be disabled, and your seen status will not be updated. And when to leave WhatsApp or hide it your internet connection will be enabled.

The second method is software based, now if you don’t want to use any software on your device, then you can do it manually, and the manual process is explained in method 3.

Method 3: Hide WhatsApp Last Seen Manually

As I said earlier if you don’t want to install any software on your phone to hide last seen then you can do it manually by tweaking your network setting. To do this, follow these steps.

Step 1: Turn off your Android Phone’s internet connection/ WIFi.

Step 2: Now open WhatsApp, read and send message.

Step 3: Close WhatsApp and then turn on Wifi or your internet connection. Once the internet is enabled your sent message will be delivered, but not last seen status.   

Isn’t that simple? Of course it is! Although I have mentioned three methods to hide last seen on WhatsApp, I would recommend you to go with method no 1 as it comes inbuilt with WhatsApp. So, now enjoy your WhatsApp and if this post has helped you then help us by sharing this article on FB, Google + and Twitter.

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