How to hide last seen at in WhatsApp

Mar 7, 2014

WhatsApp's new Privacy features to hide 'Last seen at' timestamp 

WhatsApp has now released the most awaited feature that allows the user to hide their 'Last seen at'. WhatsApp has been the talk of the town for quite a time when Facebook acquired it at a miraculous price of $ 19 billion. Soon after the Facebook took over WhatsApp, they rolled out the new feature which allows the user to toggle their visibility for 'Last seen at' in their latest version for smart phones.
The new version of WhatsApp has bring the most demanded feature to its users at android platform. The users of WhatsApp now finally can hide their 'Last seen at'. However, this feature has been available for the users of WhatsApp on iOS platform for quite some time now. The 'Last seen at' feature can be hidden form everyone or from contacts from user's phonebook or for a certain contacts. The iOS users are not allowed to toggle their visibility settings for WhatsApp twice a day, that is if the setting is changed once, it cannot be altered before 24 hours. This 24 hour restriction is not imposed on Android users of WhatsApp. There's another cool feature in this update of WhatsApp, which enables the user to hide their profile picture and status from people which are not present in users contact list. This features addresses the major privacy complaints that the WhatsApp messenger was facing.

Here's how you can disable the timestamp 'Last seen at' on iPhone:

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Go to Settings menu
  • Select Advanced
  • Change the 'Last Seen Timestamp' to 'Off'

Here's how you can disable the timestamp 'Last seen at' on Android:

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Go to Settings menu
  • Then go to Account
  • Select Privacy
  • Go to 'Last Seen' option
  • Select Nobody.