How to Hide the Last Seen Time Through WhatsApp Settings?

Previously there was no way to hide the last seen time on Whatsapp through change in settings. But the new update on Whatsapp has made this possible.

Previously you were supposed to use third party applications or apps to get this done but now you can do it without any app.

If you are tired of fights or controversies regarding your last seen time on Whatsapp here’s a good way to disable it completely. This is possibly the best way to hide your last seen time without using any external application.

Let’s see the step by step process of disabling your last seen time on Whatsapp.

Step 1: Open Whatsapp

Step 2: Goto Whatsapp Menu and click on Settings (Different phones have different ways to get to the menu, its usually the main menu button of the phone. Leave a comment if you can’t find menu on your phone.)

Step 3: Once in settings(screen will look like below picture), click on Account.


Step 4: In the account screen click on Privacy. (Picture above)

Step 5: Under Privacy you see Last seen, Profile Photo and Status.

Step 6: Click on Last seen.


Step 7: Under Last seen you can manage who can see your last seen time.

If you select;

  • Everyone: Anybody who has your number can see your last seen time on Whatsapp.
  • My Contacts: Only those people in your phone address book or Contact list will be able to see this time.
  • Nobody: Absolutely nobody can see your last seen time. The only disadvantage of selecting this option is that you will not be able to see anybody’s last seen time no matter what their setting is.