How to Hide Your Online Status on WhatsApp
This page was translated using AI and machine learning before being reviewed by a human editor in your native language.
(Pocket-lint) – WhatsApp is a hugely useful messaging tool that makes it easy to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.
However, it does have a few features that you think give too much information about what you are doing and when you are using the app.
In chats, you’ll often see a “Last Seen” time or date for your friends, which lets you know when they last accessed WhatsApp and whether they check their messages.
If you don’t want this to apply to you, follow these simple steps to turn it off.
How to Hide Online Status on WhatsApp
This operation is simple on all devices.
- In WhatsApp, go to the settings menu
- Click on Accounts
- Go to the Privacy section
- Click Last Seen
- Choose “Person” from the list of options
That’s the whole process, and your Last Seen status will now be completely hidden. As with acknowledgments, the trade-off is that you won’t be able to see other people’s “Last Seen” status, but it’s probably a trade-off you’ll be happy to make.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.