Whatsapp has a lot of advantages and reasons to get addicted to. However, nothing comes without its cons and Whatsapp, too, is not an exception. The biggest disadvantage of using Whatsapp is that, the last time you had logged in to the the messaging app is publicly visible to anyone.
This is a serious problem as other people can easily keep a track of your logging in and out of Whatsapp, thereby, your whereabouts. However, for the purpose of privacy concerns, designers and owners have developed features to hide the Whatsapp ‘last seen’ option.
However, there is a disadvantage to this as well; if you choose to hide your ‘last seen’ option then you would not be able to see the ‘last seen’ of other users as well.
Step by Step Guide to Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp
If you wish to hide the ‘last seen’ option of your WhatsApp messenger then certain simple steps have to be followed.
Firstly, open your Whatsapp messenger and tap the three aligned dots on the top right hand corner of the screen.
Select the ‘settings’ option and then the ‘account’ option. Next, the ‘privacy’ option should be selected. The information that would be displayed is this: “Who can see my personal info”.
You would find the ‘last seen’ option. If you tap this, it will give you three options to choose from – Everyone, My contacts and Nobody. If you wish to hide your ‘last seen’ from external people or those who are not connected with you on Whatsapp then select the ‘my contacts’ option and if you wish to hide it from everyone then select the everyone option.
Alternative to Whatsapp Last Seen
There has been this social messaging app called Whatsapp plus (+) where, the last seen option can be hidden. In fact, they brought out this feature before Whatsapp. Also, on this site, it is possible to see the ‘last seen’ of other people. But there are issues here as well.
On this site, every time you hide your last seen, the time is set forever. For instance, if you hide your ‘last seen’ on Whatsapp (+) at 7:00 am in the morning on 16/05/2014, this time and date would be set forever. However, there is no such issue with regular Whatsapp.
The process of hiding the ‘last seen’ is more or less same for almost all phones; however, Android and Blackberry have slight and minor differences in option which one can figure out while changing the settings where as Whatsapp para PC works on android emulator.