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How to Hide Your Online/Offline Status on WhatsApp?

There is no question that one of the most popular messenger app for the iPhone is WhatsApp Messenger. It is likely that texting is one of the main functions of your iPhone and while the default iOS Messages app does a decent enough job, it is hard not to see its limitations. For the best sort of SMS solution, many folks opt for WhatsApp as their primary replacement for the default Messages app. And being a cross-platform mobile messenger, it means that you will be able to send instant messages to folks that use a BlackBerry or Android device with no hitches. It even works in conjunction with other apps such as BiteSMS. In this short tutorial, we will be teaching you how to Hide Your Online / Offline Status on WhatsApp.

Whats App Hide Online Status on WhatsApp
For a variety of reasons, there is a time where you just want to have privacy while using your iPhone. But it would be hard to have privacy when there are persons that are trying to contact you via WhatsApp Messenger. You can choose to ignore them but we all know some persons who can be rather persistent and can be just downright annoying. In that case, it would be best to hide online status on WhatsApp and not attract the attention of such people. How do you set your online status or last seen status on WhatsApp? Just follow the short tutorial below:

How to Hide Your Online or Last Seen Status on WhatsApp?

  1. Launch WhatsApp.
  2. Go to Settings by tapping the tab that's located at the bottom right.
  3. Go to Chat Settings, then tap Advanced.
  4. WhatsApp-Chat-Settings_0

  5. Now all you need to do is to toggle the "Last Seen Timestamp" option to OFF.
  6. Hide Last Seen Status on WhatsApp

Now, that was not so hard, was it? If you don't want to hide Last Seen Status on WhatsApp, then you can always set the Last Seen Timestamp to ON. If you have any questions on how to hide Online Status on WhatsApp, let us know in the comments section.

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    Joe Chemo1 year, 10 months ago

    Yep, same here, if everyone has to know when I’m using the app then forget it. Apparently there are some hack/crack type apps that can hide it, but are they reliable? WhatsApp needs to add this feature or else I’m staying away.

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    hi1 year, 11 months ago

    Yes I wanna hide my online ststus

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    Samuel2 years ago

    This option only lets you hide the last seen ; however, it does not let you sign in, and be in the invisible mode. As soon as you sign in, the online words appeared and all your contacts will now know you are online. This online status has to go.

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    shaira2 years ago

    How to hide that i am online on whatsapp

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    rachna2 years, 1 month ago

    i dont want people to how when l m online so how can i hide i m online or ofline

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    rachna2 years, 1 month ago

    hi im rachna whatsap hide my online and ofline data

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    Zoya2 years, 1 month ago

    How can hide my online status in I phone 4 and 4s plz help me
    Nd my someone person have a lots of number so can’t block other person

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    K2 years, 1 month ago

    I want to hide that I’m online! Is there any way of doing this?

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    belgica2 years, 2 months ago

    I have an S4 Samsung .I went to settings/chat setting but to almost complete what I was looking for couldn’t because my phone doesn’t not have the word ADVANCED so I could not shut down my online status, help please

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    Namrata2 years, 3 months ago

    I don’t want people to now when I’m online. So how can I hide when I’m online?

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      kshitiz2 years, 2 months ago

      you have to block or be offline thts all no other way to be offline while u re online

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    uNKNOWN2 years, 3 months ago

    Hie and Thanks for this little guide. This worked for my phone which is stubborn and stupid with iTunes. I wanted to update it with iTunes, and then the phone disconnected itself without me touching it at all! Then it got stuck in the iTunes Recovery. iTunes recognised it, but wasnt able to restore or update the software, which was stupid. This worked at the first try, and is extremely useful.

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    kibat2 years, 4 months ago

    hi all my dear if you want to hide your selfe on whatsapp you should off ur net when u not using ur app.or block them this time that you dont want to see you online.

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    Sajida2 years, 5 months ago

    I also want to hide online stutas show. While I’m online replying or chatting to some they could not see me

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    josev2 years, 5 months ago

    Leave a message…yeah same here don’t wanna show my online status how to hide it?

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    Mash2 years, 5 months ago

    I dont see advanced setting on my iphone 5

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    harsha2 years, 6 months ago

    I just want to hide online status

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    James2 years, 6 months ago

    Guys through my research i found out that the only way to hide you online status is if you block them then they dont see you online and you dont see them

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    James2 years, 6 months ago

    I want to hide my online status while im chatting with my friends i want that someone or no one to see if im online

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      lucinda rothmann2 years, 1 month ago

      how to hide my online status..when I am chatting to my friends

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    Abdisalan2 years, 6 months ago

    I have all your solutions.. Want to be offline while you are online?

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    conny2 years, 6 months ago

    Hi I dnt kwn how 2 get my watsapp on my foune,cn. Pls help me I’m using blackberry

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    rashmi2 years, 7 months ago

    I just want to hide online status

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    Linzy appels2 years, 7 months ago

    How to show offline for my friend’s when I am online ?

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    John Smith2 years, 7 months ago

    Use BBM it’s much better features then whatscrap

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    Georgia Lewis2 years, 7 months ago

    How to hide online status on android

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    Sue2 years, 7 months ago

    How can I hide my online status on what’s app on my Samsung S3?

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    Aamiir2 years, 8 months ago

    Dnt want to hide last seen i wanna hide online status..

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    Nishat2 years, 8 months ago

    I wish to relaunch Watsapp but would not like to be known to have Watsapp for some select contacts who have my phone number

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    harish2 years, 8 months ago

    i have fail to not shown online on my samsung  gajexy s duous mobile

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    Ashfaque2 years, 8 months ago

    How to show offline for my friend’s when I am online ?

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      honey2 years, 4 months ago

      i just dont see any advanced seettings….wat to do nw….?

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    Tripta kaur2 years, 8 months ago

    Is this option is in sony experia C1904

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    Mark2 years, 8 months ago

    Use viber instead!

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    saba2 years, 9 months ago

    How do we hide chats without anybody notcing???????
    Please tell me!!!!!

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    ThirdStep2 years, 9 months ago

    For people with “no advanced settings” problem:Settings – Account – Privacy 

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    elias abi rizk2 years, 11 months ago

    If someone use hide last seen in what condition you see him online? When he is chating with somebody or when he open chat with you?

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      sweety2 years, 9 months ago

      how to no if somebody change his | her mobile no.in WhatsApp

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    Kk2 years, 11 months ago

    I don’t want people to now when I’m online. So how can I hide when I’m online?

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    Pooja2 years, 11 months ago

    In d new version of whatsapp..there is no option of advanced in chat setting so how to hide online status

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    Pemelo Emmauel Sampisi3 years ago

    i want to hide my online or last seen on my samsun galaxy trend

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    Monica3 years ago

    LYDZ-Hi ,I’m using an iphone 5s,would like to hide’last seen on’ but there’s no ADVANCED option to tap.Help me please.Thank you.

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    Nuji3 years ago

    Hi there, I tried to delete the last seen time stamp but I don’t have advanced option on chat settings.
    Please help

    Thank you

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    Reedvarn3 years ago

    My girlfriend tell me that he did not see my last online time and my status in whatsapp. I dont even turn off the status online. Why this happened? I dont know how to explain to him.

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    Esco3 years, 1 month ago

    I’ve got an iPhone 5S with whatsapp installed but the steps which you’ve outlined above does not give me the “advanced” option when I click on chat settings

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    angerline3 years, 1 month ago

    my friend have to hide last seen on her whats app ..but i want to check if she already read my messege or now , so how i can do pls can teach me how ?

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    rincy3 years, 1 month ago

     Hi  till  yesterday i was  using  whatsapp but   since  today  morning  am not  able to use  my whatsapp i   says  new version required  to be installed  although  it had been near  about 4 hrs  that  am trying install  but   am not able to plz   help me

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    confused3 years, 2 months ago

    I understand deactivating my last seen setting but I am finding conflicting information as to whether I can still be seen when actually online? Whatsapp claims there is no way to hide being online but other forums suggest You can chat and send msgs without appearing online?

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    aryatuhasheila@gmail.com3 years, 2 months ago

    I have failed to hide lastseen on my whataap lumia 520

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    zama3 years, 3 months ago

    I have install whataspp on my Lumia 520 now I want to re-install and I am failing plz help me

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    Juan3 years, 4 months ago

    This only works for the “Last seen” to be invisible but it doesn’t work for the “online” status. Because when I open what’s app people can see my status “online” but not “last seen”.

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    rina3 years, 4 months ago

    in my mobile no item in tht setting. But still i want to hide my online status. And if just one mark send in my phone, is it because their signal receive is not good? what status that might be tht he/she have bad network? is it still one mark or none mark or still i am in blocked? thx

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    Yasir3 years, 5 months ago

    Sir im using iphone 5s and there is no such option in chat setting in whatsapp so please sir help me that what should i do now. Sir please ans my question im using whatsapp on this number 00923333699375 send my ans and details on my whatsapp. Thank you

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    santosh3 years, 5 months ago

    it works on nokia n8?

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    sonia3 years, 5 months ago

    i hv iphone 4s and it does not show anything in chat settimgs like advance or any other ikons

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    Charles3 years, 7 months ago

    Why is Android so retarded??? I cant do this! Bloody annoying you whatsapp people get it together??!!

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    Semo3 years, 10 months ago

     Does it work for nokia n8????

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    Clifford Draft3 years, 12 months ago

    This app is actually simply too damn good for the the computer. Desire that they created it easier to install that it upon the pc.

    http://androidappsforthepc.com/whatsapp-pc-download-windows-7-8/

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    prajesh4 years ago

    Wat about windows phone

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    zeus4 years ago

    What abt windows…..can anyone help me out on that please

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    Vickee4 years, 1 month ago

    I wanna know to hide last seen time of whatsapp in my nokia E63…cud anyone help me….

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    leomark4 years, 1 month ago

    There is an app in Google Play to hide whatsapp status:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hidewhatsappstatus

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    Michelle4 years, 2 months ago

    If I do this can I still see others status? I don’t want some people to see my online & offline status but I still wanna see there’s.

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    kirti thapar4 years, 3 months ago

    What about samsung

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    Lucy4 years, 3 months ago

    I would like to know how to hide online status to everyone, not just those I’ve blocked.

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      Swati thata3 years, 6 months ago

      Go to setting n follow their instruction

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    yolo4 years, 4 months ago

    i turned it off, and now i can’t see when somebody was last seen, but they can see that from me….

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    Karman4 years, 4 months ago

    What about android.??
    This one is for ios.!

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    Tanay4 years, 4 months ago

    Only fr i-phonez….:(

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    Ayse Patel4 years, 4 months ago

    Hi I have a iPhone 4S I turned it off but now want it back on so I turned the setting off and I still can’t see when people are back on line etc its been 2 days now

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    missymissy4 years, 4 months ago

    I don’t have an iPhone and suspect that a contact (with an iPhone) has hidden their status. Is there a way to see their online status without them noticing? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

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    Divya4 years, 4 months ago

    Im using iphone.. Bt d togellin cant be changed for 24hrs… Let me knw wer i cn toggle mre dan nce in 24hrs

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    joel4 years, 4 months ago

    i turned it off, and then looked at my whatsapp account with another phone and still saw my time, if u do that only u urslef cant see times

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    Barbara4 years, 4 months ago

    Hi there,

    Do u know how I can do this on an android phone?

    Thanks!
    Barbara

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    rebecca4 years, 5 months ago

    Hi. Am using galaxy y lite and it doesnt have the option “advanced” could you please help. I want to hide the last seen status on whatsapp.

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    himal4 years, 5 months ago

    I couldn’t see advance option

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    Angle4 years, 5 months ago

    There’s no option lik’e last seen time stamp …

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    katekani4 years, 5 months ago

    im having a blackberry 8520 i want to hide when im online how can i

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    Cheryl9964 years, 5 months ago

    How can I hide it if I’m online 

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    MossNet4 years, 5 months ago

    how can i hide even if am online?!?…

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    disha4 years, 5 months ago

    i hv samsung glxy pop …how can i hide my last seen tym status !???

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      amit4 years, 5 months ago

      hi disha.. i have also galaxy pop… if u found dat how to hide last seen status for whatsapp den plz inform me also…. thank u.

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    A4 years, 5 months ago

    Hi how can hide if I am online

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      Daan4 years, 4 months ago

      Just fuck urself in da butt

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    reshma nadaf4 years, 5 months ago

    How to hide my online n last seen tym status on s3???

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    Vincent4 years, 6 months ago

    How to Hide Your Online or Last Seen Status on WhatsApp on S3

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    Vincent4 years, 6 months ago

    How to Hide Your Online or Last Seen Status on WhatsApp

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    Nate4 years, 6 months ago

    I have an Xperia t but I can’t seem to have does options on it is there any way dat I can do it on my xperia t?

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    myra4 years, 6 months ago

    Hi, i turned the last seen timestamp off, now I can’t see when last people have been online but I can seen when they are online. The same with my message status. 

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    cindy4 years, 6 months ago

    I had and iphone before and i turned my last seen timestamp to On then i lost my iphone and got a samsung galaxy S2 and i downloaded the whatsapp again but i dont have that option and i want to get my last seen status back.on my android. How can i do that ??

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    Q8i4 years, 6 months ago

    @Jaxov Team: thanks a lot for this! Kindly advise “How to hide Online Status on Whatsapp”? Thanks again and in advance.

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    aashish4 years, 6 months ago

    get this for androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.artur.lastseen

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    Michelle4 years, 6 months ago

    I want to be able to hide my online/last seen status but see others…

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      suraj4 years, 5 months ago

      how can i hide my online status

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    mohit4 years, 6 months ago

    hi can we hide it on BLACKBERRY 9220?

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    kajal4 years, 6 months ago

    what abt galaxy??????

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      rohit4 years, 5 months ago

      same questn… wat abt galaxy…….

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    12vengine4 years, 6 months ago

    Only for iphone :'(

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    milk4 years, 6 months ago

    If someone hide their Online status, can we counter to even know if they are online when they hide?

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    Ali hammoud4 years, 6 months ago

    how to record my contact last seen status?

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    abbas4 years, 6 months ago

    hi

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    Azim4 years, 6 months ago

    Will this hide my online status and when I’m online no one will know ?
    I have put last seen to off

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    hardi4 years, 7 months ago

    But i did not find the advance setting in chat setting.. now what can i do.??

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    ravi4 years, 7 months ago

    how tu use android whatsapp hide last seen

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    hilda4 years, 7 months ago

    as it says, it hides the time stamp, not the status..  you can still see if the person is online even if they use this. ¬¬

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    rahul kapadiya4 years, 7 months ago

    How to use blackberry9300 guys

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    Mitch4 years, 7 months ago

    Its for iPhone, not for android! (other words, only Apple diveces, no Samsung/HTC/Sony or something!

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    isha4 years, 7 months ago

    I can’t see the advanced tap under setting.m using galaxy S I9003

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    Elle4 years, 8 months ago

    I’ve got a samsung Y, I do not seem to find the Advanced option. Could anyone help?

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    ervi halin4 years, 8 months ago

    How to Hide Your Online or Last Seen Status on WhatsApp on Blackberry 9900

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    Wes4 years, 8 months ago

    Hi there, I tried but there is no Advanced tab on my settings List !!! What I supposed to do next? Please Help me? Thank you so much.

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    Nithya4 years, 8 months ago

    Thank you … it helped me :) 

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      rohit4 years, 5 months ago

      hi nithya,,,,, how it helped u?? we can be invisible in whatspp?

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    KayKay4 years, 8 months ago

    THANKYOU VERY VERY MUCH ! It really helped a lot :)

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    Sodhi4 years, 8 months ago

    how to go invisible mode on whatsapp ..? I am using iphone ..

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    ben boyka4 years, 8 months ago

    Other way that i can try? Please smebody help me…

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    ben boyka4 years, 8 months ago

    Haha i try to find blick wasap last seen on black mart but didnt have..in google play are pay version:-(

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    ben boyka4 years, 8 months ago

    How if android user? U just show i phone

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    Sonia4 years, 9 months ago

    I want hide in nokia n8 but i cant

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      rohit4 years, 5 months ago

      same prblm… sonia if u got a solutn den plz reply….

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    ketan4 years, 9 months ago

    u have mentioned that click on the advanced in chat setting, there is no advanced option is displayed.

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    nitish4 years, 9 months ago

    I m using anroid phone nd there is no option of advance setting… What can i do…?

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    elnoiet4 years, 9 months ago

    In Android we can use “Block Whatsapp  last seen”
    application https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mega.nolastsee&feature=more_from_developer sorry for repeat

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      VINAY4 years, 3 months ago

      url not found:(

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    An4 years, 9 months ago

     what about for android?

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    Yian4 years, 10 months ago

    I have hidden the last seen status, and now want to on it back but unable to. Error message is unable to access to what’s appn service, pls try again later.
    What can I do? Thank you

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      Tyler (Jaxov Team)4 years, 10 months ago

      Few things you can try: 1. Make sure you have latest version of Whatsapp. 2. Re-install if you have latest version. 3. Check internet connection 4. Restart iPhone completely. 5. May actually be a Whatsapp server error on their side, so try again in a couple hours and see if it’s fixed then.

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      Saf4 years, 8 months ago

      How did you hide it?

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    Sumayya4 years, 10 months ago

    Can i hide my statuse from particular person without blocking him/her ?

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    Mikaela4 years, 10 months ago

    1) can I select the ones(contacts) who can and cannot see my online and last seen status?2)when i’m online and chatting with someone will the online status appear or will it still be invisible to the person i’m talking to? 3)and are messages delivered as usual to the person who changed his/her status to unseen?

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    Noddy4 years, 10 months ago

    Hi.Can someone pls let me know how I apper of line via bb.. :(

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      Noddy4 years, 10 months ago

      On whatsap.:). I can apper offline on my iPhone but nor on bb. It would be much appreciated if somebody could help me outXxx

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    sasha4 years, 11 months ago

    i am receiving messages on my Whatsapp but i have not read any of them. i am trying to appear offline, or at least have my last seen to be several days back. will this work guys? please help because i really need to focus on what I’m doing without turning off my phone because I’m expecting important calls. please advice on any alternatives. i have an android phone.many thanks in advance.

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      rohan4 years, 5 months ago

      hmm ders is a solutn………

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    Susan4 years, 12 months ago

    That’s not correct actually! While it hides the Last Seen time, people can still see when you’re actually online as the word ‘Online’ still appears below the person’s name.

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    Andreas5 years ago

    So when they send me messages will they see that i received it? Or that
    influences the “last seen” setting only? For example, they send me a
    message and it shows them 1 tick. When i go on and receive the message
    will it show them 2 ticks? Or will only go to 2 ticks when i reply them?

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    Rainnie5 years ago

    How about for android phone? I can’t see the advanced tap under setting. Any idea? Thanks in advance. :)

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      Patrick Gumban5 years ago

      It seems that the feature is not yet available for Android yet. So sorry, can’t help you yet. Might want to keep an eye for future updates though.

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    iVic5 years ago

    Sure, you can hide yours but you will also loose the possibility of seeing the ‘last seen’ of all other whatsapp contacts a the same time…

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      Rick4 years, 11 months ago

      Mic, how should i do that? (android)

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    David5 years ago

    Thanks for the tip ;-) 

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      Jaxov Team5 years ago

      No problem ;-)

      Enjoy…

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        Khalid4 years, 6 months ago

        Just delete your profile and when you want to use it setup a new account m. Thats itt????