WhatsApp: How To Hide The Last Seen Status Message

Posted on May 7 2013 - 7:25pm by Off Liner

You have been using WhatsApp quite a while and you may be familiar to one of its main feature which shows you when was your friend last seen on WhatsApp. Its good to know that you can know when your friend was online on WhatsApp but when it comes upon you sometimes you do not want the same in your case. You do not want that your friend should know when was you online on WhatsApp.

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So many of my friends asked me to give a solution to this feature i.e, how to hide or disable last seen status on WhatsApp. We have already been through this How-To guide Guide over WhatsApp using an Application. Although there is another simple method. In this article CodeMink will show you how to avoid getting “last seen” and / or prevent  it from being displayed as the last access time to WhatsApp, so that your privacy is respected more.

Block WhatsApp Last Seen Status

Procedure for Android users

Android users will not have to download or install any application to prevent the access time is updated online by WhatsApp and made visible to your contacts! All you have to do when you receive a message WhatsApp will be:

  1. Do not open WhatsApp ;
  2. Switch Your Device on the  Airplane mode  on your Android device;
  3. Enter into WhatsApp and read the message;
  4. Now you can get out of WhatsApp and re-enable the Airplane mode!

You may be thinking how this method works? Simple!  WhatsApp updates the display time whenever it finds recipient online. Enabling Airplane mode means you’re disabling the internet connection but you can still read the message because it will be received in the WhatsApp notification.

Procedure for iPhone users

iPhone users also have this technique to disable the “last seen online” WhatsApp status message. To do this, just start WhatsApp and go to  Settings -> Chat Settings -> Advanced Settings and disable the  date and time of the last time online . Warning: it may take up to 24 houprs to take effect the setting and another 24 hours to be able to change it again. For a tombstone, I suggest you download the tweak  WhatsApp Last Seen TimeStamp (completely free)  from the BigBoss repository of Cydia (and therefore you must have a Jailbreak iPhone device). The application, once installed, will allow you to enable, hide, or change the status “Last Seen” of WhatsApp.

Hide Last Seen time Using Not Last Seen App

Hiding whatsapp last seen message can be done more easily by using a app which is still not available in Google play.

Steps to use ” Not Last Seen ” App:

  1. Download and install Not Last Seen App from this link (Download).
  2. Enable ” Block last seen ” option after opening the app.
  3. Open your whatsapp. You will see that your network data connection closes when you open your Whatsapp.
  4. Read and Send Mesaages through whatsapp.
  5. Close Whatsapp screen.
  6. Just after you get out of the whatsapp screen the data connection gets ON and your composes whatsapp message will be delivered.

Now your privacy will be a bit more respected!

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12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. andy taman aries July 16, 2013 at 6:25 AM - Reply

    yes

  2. leomark July 29, 2013 at 4:20 AM - Reply

    There is an app in google play to hide whatsapp status:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hidewhatsappstatus

  3. love calcucator August 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM - Reply

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  4. hojat August 25, 2013 at 7:11 AM - Reply

    How do I know if my screen whatsapp seen by friends?

    • Off Liner August 25, 2013 at 2:39 PM - Reply

      This is really a confusing question. Do you want it to be shared or not?

  5. Loner September 16, 2013 at 12:14 AM - Reply

    will this work on viber too?

    • Off Liner September 16, 2013 at 9:56 AM - Reply

      @Loner: frankly speaking, we have not tested it on Viber. But, I think the fist method should work on viber.

  6. Android Lover October 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM - Reply

    I think using Hide Last Seen time using application is the best method. It doesn’t consume more time when compared to the manual mobile data switching method.

  7. jan de vries July 21, 2014 at 3:54 PM - Reply

    As of June 2014 “Hide Last Seen” has been added to the official WA messenger.

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