How to Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp

The “Last seen” shows the last time a person used WhatsApp.

When you open the chat screen of the contact, you can see the last seen at the top beneath their name.

Note the following important points:

  • If you hide your last seen, you won’t see the same of the others on WhatsApp.
  • The WhatsApp app (Android and iPhone) has no option to hide last seen for specific contacts. The same applies to the WhatsApp Web and Desktop app.

Let’s look at the steps to hide WhatsApp last seen in this post. I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12), and iPhone X. Let’s begin.

Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp (Android)

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.
  2. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and select Settings under Payments.
  3. Select Account > Privacy.
  4. Hit the “Last seen” option under the “Who can see my personal info” section.
  5. You can now see these three options: Everyone, My contacts, and Nobody.
  6. The first option lets everyone see your last seen. The second one allows only your contacts to see it, and the third one allows no one to see it.
  7. Choose Nobody, and that’s all.

Read: How to Hide WhatsApp Profile Picture

Hide WhatsApp Last Seen (iPhone)

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp app. Hit Settings at the bottom and select Account.

Tap Privacy and hit Last Seen.

You can now see these three options: Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody.

The first option lets everyone see your last seen. The second one allows only your contacts to see it, and the third one allows no one to see it.

Select Nobody, and that’s it.

Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp Web or Desktop App

Open the WhatsApp Desktop app or Web.

Click on the three vertical dots on the top of the left sidebar if you’re on the Web. Else hit the three horizontal dots on the top of the left sidebar.

Select Settings above “Log out,” and hit Privacy.

Click on Last seen, and you will see these three options: Everyone, My contacts, and Nobody.

The first option lets everyone see your last seen. The second one allows only your contacts to see it, and the third one allows no one to see it.

Please choose Nobody, and that’s it.

I hope this guide, “How to Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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