How to Hide The ‘Last Seen Time’ on Whatsapp

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Whatsapp is slowly rolling out support to hide the “Last Seen Time” infomation on Whatsapp. Below are the different ways you can do that(or atleast fake it).


Whatsapp for IOS has already updated to a version which has the feature of hiding the “Last Seen Status”. Update to the latest version of Whatsapp and then you can activate it in the following way:

  1. Open WhatsApp and Goto ‘Settings’
  2. Goto ‘Advanced’ page
  3. Turn off the ‘Last Seen Timestamp’


This feature is available on Whatsapp for Android from the version 2.11.169 onwards. You can get the latest version of the app here:

Once you have the app and have installed it, here is how to activate the feature:

  1. Open Whatsapp and in the Menu Goto ‘Settings’
  2. Goto ‘Accounts’
  3. Goto ‘Privacy’
  4. Here you can disable the ‘Last Seen’ time.


Other Manual Hacks:

Disabling your Wifi & Data connection before opening your Whatsapp window makes sure your Last Seen time doesnt get updated.

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