Remove Or Hide ‘Last Seen At’ Timestamp From WhatsApp Messenger [Android UPDATE]

by Sidhant Chadha on October 12, 2012

in Tools, Tweaks



UPDATE: Now, it is possible to disable “last seen…” time-stamp on Android devices as well. See the ‘Update For Android Devices below’ to know how!


WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most used, and preferred instant messaging client for various mobile platforms currently, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone OS, BB OS, and Symbian. While the whole concept of sharing media and other data along with live chat is amazing, and highly productive, there are certain annoying things with this messenger which majority of the people using it don’t like. One of such feature is the “Last seen at..” timestamp we get to see when we chat with a particular contact. While this feature adds more utility to the application, many people don’t like to display their activity to others, and fortunately, now it is possible to hide and remove the last seen at timestamp from WhatsApp. Here’s how.

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Remove Or Hide Last Seen At Timestamp From WhatsApp Messenger

UPDATE for Android DevicesNow you can hide Last Seen time-stamp on Android devices. All you need to do is download a cool app from Google Play Store, known as Whatsapp Tools or click on the download link below. Install this app, and your Last Seen time-stamp will freeze! [To download, click on 'Share To Get' button below]




Fortunately, the current version of the app, or say any version greater than 2.8.1 lets you choose if you really want to display the timestamp or not. No jailbreak is required, and no external hacking is used. We are going to use the built in functionality to disable the Last Seen at.. timestamp from WhatsApp. The tutorial below is performed on an Apple iPhone 4S, and it works on iOS, but we are not sure if this feature is available on other platforms.

  • First of all, make sure you are running the latest version of WhatsApp Messenger on your smartphone. If not, please update it and then move to the next step.
  • To disable Last seen at… timestamp, simply navigate to Settings>>Advanced>>Last Seen Timestamp and toggle it to OFF state.
  • Please note that a similar option is available in Settings menu, but it isn’t exactly what you require. The real configuration lies in the Advanced tab.
  • Also, you cannot change the status of Last Seen Timestamp more than once in 24-hours, so decide wisely.

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Also Read: Install WhatsApp Messenger On Desktop Computer.

By now, you have successfully disabled Last Seen Timestamp on your smartphone. The steps of this tutorial are easy and simple, however most of us don’t really know about this feature offered by WhatsApp Messenger. Let us know your views via the comments section below. For more, keep subscribed.

About Sidhant Chadha

Sidhant Chadha has written 293 post in this blog.

A technology enthusiast turned blogger, I write mainly about Apple products, Android tricks and tips, blogging issues, WordPress management, Search Engine Optimizations and much more.


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