We don’t always want our connections in apps to know when we’re online or when we were last online, which is critical for our privacy. People have become increasingly accustomed to receiving immediate responses, so if they notice you’re online but haven’t responded yet… You already know the drill.
We’ve produced this guide to show you how to hide your online status in WhatsApp so you can better safeguard your privacy and avoid difficulties like these in the future. It’s not as difficult as you might imagine!
In just six steps, you’ll be able to hide your WhatsApp viewing status.
It’s worth noting that this option is usually enabled by default so that all WhatsApp users may see when you last used the app or if you’re accessible right now. Learn how to do this by following these six steps:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and press the three dots button as seen in the image.
Step 2: In the new window, select Settings to access your settings;
Step 3: Go to the Account option in the settings screen, as shown in the image. This is where you can make all of your profile’s most critical changes, such as hiding your last seen status on WhatsApp but not online;
Step 4: Select Privacy from the drop-down menu.
Step 5: The Last seen option is the only one on the privacy page that directly impacts how to hide your online status on WhatsApp. It’s set to “Everyone” by default, which means that every user in the app, whether or not they’re a contact, can view your online status. You’ll also be warned that if you disable this feature, you won’t be able to see anyone else’s last seen.
Step 6: Simply pick Nobody as seen in the image, and you’re done. These are all of the steps in our lesson on how to hide your WhatsApp online status!