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How to hide Whatsapp last seen status in your android phone

Whatsapp has been in the news for quite some time in the recent days after its acquisition by Facebook. Whether the acquisition is good or bad for Whatsapp users will be known in the coming days. Whatsapp has released few features after its acquisition and you can now hide yourself from your friends by not displaying the  last seen status to them. Whatsapp last seen status is shown to all contacts by default. This gives us a clue on when they were around lastly and if you get a response that they did not view your messages you can figure it out that they are lying. To avoid such embarrassing situations you can now hide your last seen status in Whatsapp.This feature was initially available for iPhone and for Android users had to install apk file from Whatsapp website to get this feature. With the latest release available in Android this feature is now available by installing the app directly from Google Play store also. To hide your whatsapp last seen status in follow the below steps

1. Open Whatsapp and tap the menu icon next to your home icon located in the bottom of your android phone which will show the options .Click on Settings

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2.  Click on Account

whatsapp-last-seen-status-23.  Click on Privacy

whatsapp-last-seen-status-34. Click on Last Seen

whatsapp-last-seen-status-45. Click on  Nobody option

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This will disable Whatsapp last seen status to your friends. Have you enabled this setting? Also if you are  of any tips and tricks of Whatsapp let us know in comments.

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8 comments

  1. Hi Jayashree,
    It’s really a nice tutorial on how to hide last seen on whatsapp.
    Thanks for sharing this post 🙂
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  2. Hi jayashree
    Really good and informative article for Whats app users.From getting embarrassed from others just follows these steps.
    Thanks for sharing this article.
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  3. Great share Jaya about hiding the status on android phone between do you have any idea how I can disable whats app on 5800 xpress music which that If I disable the network on my mobile but its automatically connecting again because of this my battery getting down
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  4. Thanks Jaya hope to have the update from you…
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  5. Well it’s really annoying to have people see your last seen and then message you or complain about you seeing their messages but not replying back. Therefore the option to hide the last seen timestamp helps a lot!
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