How to turn off and hide WhatsApp “last seen” on Android

This tutorial shows you in a few steps how to turn off and hide your WhatsApp “last seen” status on an Android phone.

WhatsApp “last seen” status

The “last seen” status shows you at what time someone last used WhatsApp.

Note: If you turn off your “last seen” notification, then you cannot see the “last seen” status of others.

Turn off and hide WhatsApp “last seen” on an Android phone

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the menu button.

On a Samsung Galaxy, you can find the menu button (3 dots) at the top right of the screen.

Note: On some Android phones the menu button is a physical button on your phone and the icon of the menu button differs per phone. The image below shows some examples of menu buttons.

WhatsApp menu buttons on Android phones

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Account.

5. Tap on Privacy.

6. Tap on Last seen.

7. Select Nobody.

The “last seen” option is now disabled.


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References:

WhatsApp.com: “Last seen”

WhatsApp.com: Configuring your privacy settings on Android