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How to Disable Last Seen in Whatsapp

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Sometimes it is really awkward and problematic when you don’t want to show that you have check someone’s message or not, but unfortunately Whatsapp doesn’t have the feature to disable Last Seen in Whatsapp. But don’t worry because I am here to the rescue. After reading this article, you will be able to disable or hide Whatsapp “Last Seen” feature.

Okay, there are Two different methods, first is through App and second one is Manual method for users who don’t want to install another app.


Disable Last Seen in Whatsapp using Apps – Android users

There is a simple app known as “Last Not Seen” that restricts Whatsapp form updating your status about your message reading(i.e. Last Seen). The App is no longer available in Google Playstore so we have separately uploaded it for you on our Cloud account.

 

How it works ?
It restricts or deactivates your cellphone’s internet connection while your Whatsapp is running on your mobile phone. It doesn’t allow the servers to update your last message reading ( Last Seen) status.

1. First of all, Download and install this App .
2. Open the app and tick “Block Last Seen”

  • Now go to WA and you will notice that you Internet connection has automatically went off .
  • As soon as you leave Whatsapp, it will enable Internet connection of your cellphone.

See, it was easy, isn’t it ? . Now what if you don’ want to use any app for it ? Then don’t worry, we have a manual method too.

 

 

Disable Last Seen in Whatsapp using Manual method

1. Disable your cellphone’s Interent and Wifi.
2. Open Whatsapp. Read and send messages.
3. Close WA, now enable Internet and Wifi. As soon as the Internet connectivity re-initialized , WA will synchronize  with the servers and the messages will be sent without the server getting your last online status update.

Disable Last Seen in Whatsapp for Iphone

I am an Iphone user, what to do ? 

Just relax because the latest update of WA for Iphone have “Last Seen Timestamp” option. Simply go Settings>> Advanced>>Last Seen Timestamp  and turn it OFF


Update

Hide whatsapp last seen for Windows phone ?

We still could not find any way to disable last seen on Whatsapp for Windows phone, but don’t worry. We wil update this post with the method as soon as it comes out.

Hide Whatsapp last seen for Blackberry phones ?

However in the past, Blackberry had an app known as OpenWhatsapp for hiding Last Seen, but it has been discontinued by its developers. But stay tuned, we will find some trick for this one too.
What’s your thought about it ? Did you find it difficult or the apps is not running properly, please let us know

Update 2

As you we all know that Facebook has acquired WhatsApp in a  19 billion Aerican Dollar deal.

How do you benefit from it ?

Whatsapp has introduced new Privacy features which consist of

1. Hide Whatsapp Last Seen –  Previously, we required to download third party app for it, but now the feature comes in built in new version of Whatsapp.

2. Hide Whatsapp Profile Photo –  Now you can hide your profile pic from strangers or everyone on Whatsapp .

3. Hide Whatsapp Status –  Don’t want to show your status to strangers? then there is option for that too in this new update.

And the question that, How to Enable Whatsapp new Privacy features?

It’s simple, just go to Settings > Account settings > Privacy settings.

Hope that helps. Happy Chit Chatting !


UPDATE 3 

After two back to back WhatsApp downtimes, WhatsApp is working now. But the twist is that they have removed Last Seen option from Whatsapp privacy settings.

So I would suggest you to stick to above method to hide Whatsapp last seen.

Stay Tuned for more updates on the matter.

About Amaan Rizwan

I'm a blogger who is in love with Computer hardware and software. Little shy but want to fly high in the sky. You can connect with me on Google Plus and Twitter @amaanthinks

  • curtlee2002

    Just stop using that shit program. Done.

  • Jilly

    Can you publish a guide for Android users too? This is a quiet useful tool, especially for me.

    • Amaan

      Hi
      This method is for Android users specially.

  • brokenarrow

    Amaan..is there any way for wp7 users? Many thanx

  • Kawiesh

    Nice,,, i appreciate it :)

  • karthik

    hii Amaan… thanks for sharing your suggestions… below comments suggests tht it has helped the android users….I ‘m a blackberry used and need a solution for the same… i can’t disable my internet connection evrytime i want to chat with someone…plz help..

  • Ash

    thats not a good idea. suppose in this case i m chatting to one person and i dnt want anyother to be know i have to keep disconnecting and connecting the wireless or network.

    i wish whtsapp create this option

  • Prateek

    my friend correct me if m wrong..if we disable internet we cant even read the current received messages from the frnds..no

    • Thembi Skosana

      you can read the ones that have already been delivered. Disabling the internet does not mean disabling the the whatsapp application. You will still have it there and can read all the delivered messages.

  • ayeshalily

    I have the same problem ,I want to delete someone from WA,n i want to disable last seen.., I hope androids Can give the solution.. n option just like ipone.

    • man

      If im not wrong choose to block this whatsapp user and he will not see your last seen. U may choose to delete the person thereafter. However im stuck here, should this person save your contact on another mobile account and view you from whatsapp he will be able to see your last seen and all including profile image right?

  • sadiya

    If a new user or contact adds the person in the contact list (who has been using whatapp by turning the net off) will the Last Seen status display to the new user or contact

  • B121

    Hi. I downloaded this app à couple of months ago and it worked just fine. However the last few days, its not been tuning properly. The internet stays on even when i open whatsapp and my last seen tera updated. I downloadéd ut again yesterday. Still the problème is persistinf. Please help

  • waiting stars

    I went to the my iphone settings but could not find “–Advanced>>Last Seen Timestamp and turn it OFF

    • Alan89

      Hi, is under the whatapp setting, not iPhone setting. Go to whatapp chat setting > advanced > last seen times tamp > off

      • Gutttt

        I don’t see that option on my iPhone

  • Arman Pasayandeh

    Thanks iPhone for this feature! But you know, iPhone has a problem too! For example when you recieved a message, u have it just on your notification bar nd when you open the app you have to wait again untill that message appear! It’s not Whatsapp problem, all of the messenger has this drama nd I think it’s is a way of iPhone connection issue.

  • curious

    hi, download the app ….

    can’t check as i don’t have another phone with whatsapp with me.

    a. must I tick these two boxes to work?
    1.block last seen
    2. block last seen at boot phone

    b. my observation is if the app have been designed to block my last seen, I should not Mark these boxes. and if I do mark these boxes … I never get to see my contacts last seen records.

    is this how it works?

  • Ralf

    Hello! does it also disable “online” status?

  • Anita

    I have an iphone 5s and used those

  • Anita

    And applied the settings. The opposite has happened. I cannot see the senders last time seen but they can see mine i waited the 24 hours still norhing.

  • M77

    Hi Amaan, thanks for creating this info page. I just installed the app on my android phone (Jelly Bean 4.3 – the newest update)… but can’t find it? Where does the “app” install and how am I able to uninstal it if I find its not being of help? Thanks for your help. Best Regards, M.

  • Amaan

    It works for few.

  • rohan

    Rohan Ranjan

  • Paul Frankland

    Look. I have a samsung s3.if u get a msg on whatsapp just simply roll down ur setting options by pulling your finger down from top of screen to bottom.it will show the msg with out logging on . Done rar

  • Prerak

    i have problem i had update the whatsup version 2.11.554 but nw few day i m facing problem that i can not see last seen properly it means if one of my friend come onlie by 10-10am and after sometime if he go ofiile by 10-12am ok
    the last seen should be 10-12am but it show me 5hr forward it show me 16-10pm i m using noika n8

  • Anonymous

    I want to know what happens when I hide my last seen status and select
    the Contacts option. Does that mean that as long as a person’s number
    is still in my phone they will be able to see my last seen status?
    Must I manually delete their number from my phone or only delete the
    chat dialogue with them and remove them from my Whatsapp Favorites?

    Hope to hear from you as soon as possible,

  • aisha

    hi i tried the app and the manual method it worked FINE just before the new whatsapp update!
    now if u give it a try the manual or through the app :
    when u enter whatsapp the connections is OFF ( WiFi or 4G) u can read send messeges, but when u exit whatsapp the wifi or data connection will be ON but actually others can see u ONLINE ! except if u r sending pictures the last seen will be the same as before u enter whatsapp ….
    can u solve this problem or suggest app that doesnt show ONLINE !
    i use samsung S5
    note :
    i used to do it manually and app (( last seen offline , spy last seen ))

  • pati

    Have you found a workaround to disable this on windows phone?

    • Amaan

      Whatsapp have now inbuilt option of this. Update your Whatsapp if you haven’t got it.

  • NukeEM

    Whatsapp did create the option to remove your ‘Last seen’ status.

    The following applies for Blackberry, Android & iPhone:

    1. Open Whatsapp

    2. Open/Tap on ‘Setting’

    3. Tap ‘Privacy Settings’

    4. Here you will find what you are looking for, the option to disable your ‘Last seen’ status.

    On Blackberry z10 you have to slide the screen down in order to find your setting on the top right corner.

    please note once you have disable your ‘Last seen’ status you will not be able to see the last seen status of all your contacts.