WhatsApp is one of the most popular multi-platform messengers out there, with Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows users in the pool. Almost every second person would have WhatsApp messenger running on their devices.
WhatsApp has one unique feature, and that is the last seen status. Whenever you open the Application, the app checks in and makes you ‘online’ to the other users who can chat with you. This is not where it ends, once you close or exit the application, the time when you were last online gets saved and is displayed to the other users.
Sometimes, you may not want to reply to a particular person, or you may not want that person to see your activity on WhatsApp. Well we have come up with a simple work around for you! You can simply hide your WhatsApp last seen status, or prevent the app from ‘updating’ your visibility status whenever you start the app.
How to Disable Last Seen in WhatsApp
1) Turn off your WiFi network if connected, also, turn off your Mobile data (2G, 3G).
Wait for a minute till Internet access is completely turned off. This is essential since only if internet access is not available, then the app won’t be able to update your visibility status to the server.
2) Open WhatsApp Messenger, read all your messages. Compose your reply and hit the send button!
The messages will not be sent since Internet is off. However be patient, close the application.
3) Turn on your data pack or WiFi again. Let WhatsApp sync with the servers. During this period, your messages will be sent, but your status will not be updated to the servers! You will receive your messages too.
Repeat the above procedure and your visibility status will not be updated! You can keep sending and receiving messages in this way without anyone knowing that you ever came online.
That’s it! 3 Simple steps are all that it takes!
You will be able to conceal your visibility status which will help you if you want to maintain your privacy without hurting other people. People could feel ignored or hurt when they see that you don’t reply to their messages. This is a good way to prevent that from happening!
You won’t be able to engage in a simultaneous conversation like how Instant Messaging is supposed to be, since when you open WhatsApp, the internet is off, so you won’t be able to receive messages.
Till WhatsApp Officially adds support to disable the last seen visibility status, this is the only method that works flawlessly! Try it out and have a look for yourself!