The last seen feature of WhatsApp is one of the convenient features to know the availability of your contacts. But in case you don’t want to reveal the last exact moment of your availability of the time that you were last active on WhatsApp, you can easily hide the last seen of your WhatsApp account.
All it takes to do this are just a few simple steps that will be shortly described in this how-to guide article by SirHow.
How to hide last seen in Whatsapp
Hide WhatsApp Last Seen in 7 Steps
Step 1- open WhatsApp: As the first step in the process, you need to open the WhatsApp app that you have installed on your mobile phone.
To do this you will have to scroll through the list of all the installed apps on your phone.
Once you have spotted the icon for the WhatsApp application.
Tap on it once. This icon will be in green colour and will look like an encircled telephone image.
Step 2- Tap on the 3 dot button present on top right corner: After you have opened the app, you can see the list of chats on the first page that appears on your screen.
In the upper right corner of this page, you will find three dots of white colour. This is the icon for contacts in imo. Tap on it once. This icon is used to open the menu in WhatsApp.
Step 3- Tap on settings: A pop up menu will appear in the upper right corner, as soon as you click on the three white dots. In this pop up menu, look for the settings options.
It will be the last option in the menu and will appear just after the payments option. Tapping on settings, will take you to the settings menu. Click on it once.
Step 4- tap on Account: After entering the settings menu, you will again see a list of options appear on your mobile screen. The first option will be for accounts settings. This option can be used to manage account privacy and security. Tap on this option.
Step 5- Tap on Privacy: After entering this new menu, you will see an option "privacy" at the top of the menu. You can identify it by the icon beside it. It will look like a closed lock of green colour. Tap on it once.
Step 6- Tap on Last Seen: The WhatsApp interface will redirect you to a new page. On this page you can see the option "Last seen". Click on the this option once.
Step 7- You can click on nobody. Now your WhatsApp last seen is hidden: After clicking on the "last seen", a popup menu will appear on your mobile screen. This menu will have three options.
The previously selected option or the default option will be marked in this menu by a green dot.
You will have to tap on third option that reads as "nobody". The green dot marker will now appear beside nobody.
This is how you can confirm that you have selected the right option. You have successfully hidden your last seen from everyone.
This WhatsApp feature allows you to maintain your privacy and lets you keep the last time of your online availability hidden. You can also follow the same steps and choose the privacy settings accordingly to limit the visibility of your last seen for just the people who are in your contact list. you can also hide your online WhatsApp status.