It is the default behavior of WhatsApp to show your last seen, Online Status and Status View to your contacts and Friends.
However, Not all WhatsApp users are a fan of this idea and are looking for other means to increase their privacy. If you prefer, you can now hide your status.
If you decide to check your messages without letting others know you’ve seen the message or you don’t want other people to know when you’re online especially when you’re hiding from someone and you need not to block them or view your contacts status without creating the awareness that you’re thinking or interested in them or whatever the reason may be. Let’s see how to hide your WhatsApp Online Status and Status view.
Note: This method applies to iOS users too but the screenshot here is on Android.
How to Hide your WhatsApp Last Seen
- Open WhatsApp application on your phone
- Tap the three dots on the top right corner
- Click on Settings
- Select Account and then
- Click Privacy
- Select Last Seen, you’ll see different options
- To hide your last seen status, select nobody
Now, only you can see your last seen on WhatsApp, you won’t see others last seen. It is a fair trade off.
How to Hide your WhatsApp Status View and Blue Tick
- Open WhatsApp
- Tap on the three dots on the top right corner of the screen
- Select Settings
- Click on Account
- Select Privacy
- Navigate to Read Receipts
- Turn it off to hide status view and blue ticks
Now you won’t see who has viewed your status and no one will know when you view theirs and you won’t also know when your sent message has been viewed.
If you finally change your mindand wish to let your friends or contacts know when you’re online and when you view their messages or status, you can always go back to your Settings and re-enable every changes you’ve previously made.
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