How to Hide, Change or Disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger

This post will tell you how to hide, change or disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger. Whatsapp is a cross-platform mobile  messenger which was bought by Facebook for $19 Billion in February this year. Whatsapp is a global leader in instant messaging. While most of the features are loved by millions, the ‘last seen’ time stamp on Whatsapp, that tells, rather reveals the time at which they were last online, was considered as a breach to the privacy by many Whatsapp users.

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Hide, Change or Disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger

In a recent update, Whatsapp has included the option to hide or disable your last seen time stamp. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to hide, change or disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger. Just  follow the steps given below:

How to Hide, Change or Disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger | Procedure

‘Last seen is a time stamp that tells if the user is online or not and if not, when did the user last come online. This time stamp was a cause of privacy concern for many users. Now, the timestamp visibility can be controlled and categorised into 3 categories:

1. Everyone
Your Whatsapp last seen is visible to every Whatsapp user

2. My contacts
Your Whatsapp last seen is visible to only those Whatsapp users that are in your contact list.

3. Nobody
Your Whatsapp last seen is not visible to anyone on Whatsapp

These settings can be changed by navigating to Settings—>Account—>Privacy—>Last Seen

Hide, Change or Disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger

Hide, Change or Disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger

How to Hide, Change or Disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger | The Catch

While this move by Whatsapp is widely appreciated, there’s a catch to be caught 😛 , actually two.

  1. When you are online, the whole world can see you, irrespective of the fact that you have enabled ‘disabled’ on your ‘last seen’ on Whatsapp or not
  2. If you hide, change or disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger, you cannot see the last seen time stamp of any other user….. Fair enough! 😛

You can refer to the original article by Whatsapp regarding  How to Hide, Change or Disable your last seen on Whatsapp Messenger here.

 

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