How to Disable Last Seen on Whatsapp
I have to say YIPPPEEE to WhatsApp for finally rolling out the feature to disable to the ‘Last Seen’ timestamp on Android smartphones. I’ve heard that the iPhone already has this function for the longest time but then better late then never. All you have to do is to ensure that you have the latest Whatsapp just go to the Google Play store and update your application.
I have updated mine and it is at Version 2.11.18 once you have updated you are now able to disable your “Last Seen” and here’s how you can disable the ‘Last Seen’ timestamp on Android:
1. Make sure that your smartphone is running on Android 2.1 or a newer version
2. Now that WhatsApp has been updated, select Setting → Account → Privacy. You will see the ‘Last Seen’ option here, with three options – Everyone, My Contacts and Nobody. Select the one that suits you best
Remember, when you stop others from seeing your ‘Last Seen’ timestamp, you were not be able to see theirs either.
Under the Privacy menu, you will also see the options of restricting who can see your profile photo and status. This is a feature available only on WhatsApp and not on iPhones.
iPhone users who want to alter the ‘Last Seen’ settings can follow these simple steps:
1. Open WhatsApp and go to Chat Settings and select Advanced
2. Now turn toggle the ‘Last Seen Timestamp’ to ‘Off’
Once you change the Last Seen status on WhatsApp for iPhones, you will not be able to alter it again for the next 24 hours. On the other hand, Android has no such restrictions and you can change the setting as many times as you want on the same day.