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How To Hide Your ‘Last Seen’ Status On WhatsApp

How to Disable or Hide Last Seen on Android? Step By Step Guide


What’s App is one of the most favourite apps with a massive fan base. The messaging platform is used by millions of people to contact each other. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, it helped people to maintain contact with family and friends. Therefore during the lockdown, the number of users has grown by many folds. Users have started using WhatsApp more than ever before to connect with their loved ones and colleagues.

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WhatsApp‘s “Last Seen” and “Online” status features,  lets your contacts see the last time you used or are currently using the app.  But many people nowadays are quite particular about their privacy on social networking sites. But due to the two features, anyone can know when you are online.  Do not fret,  all those who want to be incognito on Whatsapp, you can do so. The options are included in the messaging app’s privacy section. Here we shall guide you on how to enable or disable last seen and blue ticks.

Here is how you can hide your Last Seen & Blue Ticks:

The last seen feature on WhatsApp means that everyone with your WhatsApp number will be able to access your most recent status.

Step By Step Guide to Hide Last Seen For Android Phone:

  • Launch Whatsapp
  • Click on Menu
  • Find Settings.
  • Tap on Settings
  • Find the Privacy option and select.

The last seen feature on WhatsApp has three alternatives.  They are Everyone, My Contacts and Nobody.

When the information will be visible to all WhatsApp users.

My contacts:
When the information will only be visible to users added in your WhatsApp contact list.

When the information cannot be seen by any WhatsApp user. Neither can you see their Last Seen information? But when you are Online then the information will be visible to all.

Choose an option from the three alternatives and select the one you prefer.

Here is a step-by-step guide to choose any of the last seen options

  • Go to the Settings by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner of the WhatsApp app.
  • Next, go to the Account page
  • To the Privacy option
  • Select the Last Seen option and change the setting to the one you prefer.

 Step By Step Guide to Hide Last Seen For iPhone:

  • Launch Whatsapp
  • Tap on Settings
  • Find option Account.
  • Tap on Account
  • Next tap on Privacy in it.
  • Now finally tap on Everyone or My contacts or Nobody.

How To  Hide Blue Tick On Read Messages:

This feature is located in the Privacy settings page. The blue ticks will be disabled if you select the Read Receipts option in WhatsApp. Users can enable this option at any time by repeating the process.

  • Go to the Settings by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner of the WhatsApp app.
  • Next to the Account page
  • Go to the Privacy page
  • Disable the ‘Read Receipts’ option on the Privacy Page.
  • Your blue ticks will be disabled.

How to read deleted WhatsApp messages:

To read a deleted WhatsApp message and you will need to download a third-party app from the Google Play store. But the app is only for Android users, not iPhone users. It must be noted that these are third-party apps and all users must be careful using them

Here’s how you can read deleted WhatsApp messages:

  • Download the WhatsRemoved app from the Google Play store.
  • Open the app and accept all terms and conditions.
  • The WhatsRemoved+ app will then ask you whether it should save files or not.
  • It will then takes us to a page that will show all deleted WhatsApp messages.
  • Click on the WhatsApp option next to the Detected option on top of the screen.

Enable the setting and you will be able to read all deleted WhatsApp messages.

Freeze Last Seen on WhatsApp in 4-steps:

  • Go to WhatsApp Settings
  • Tap on “Privacy”
  • Tap on “Last Seen”
  • Tap on “Nobody” to freeze your “Last Seen” on WhatsApp.
  • After you’ve tapped on “Nobody”, your “Last Seen” will be frozen.

Freeze last seen on WhatsApp on iPhone:

  • Open WhatsApp > Settings > Privacy > Last Seen > Nobody.
  • Set your last seen to “Nobody”.
  • Nobody will be able to see when you were last online on WhatsApp.


Here is a trick to see when someone was last online on WhatsApp while your “Last Seen” is hidden. To see someone’s online status: Switch your “Last Seen” privacy setting to “Everyone”  Quickly switch it back to “Nobody” again. This way you’ll be able to see when someone was last online on WhatsApp if they didn’t hide it.

Also Read: Whats App Rolls Out View Once Feature. How To Enable It

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