Those of you using Whatsapp on a regular basis are already aware of the “Last seen” feature showed for each contract. Even if for some of you this feature is useful, sometimes, it is really awkward and problematic when you do not want to show the hour when you have been online.
The problem is that Whatsapp does not allow users to disable or hide Whatsapp “Last Seen
feature. Fortunately, there is a possibility to do this. Actually, we have two different methods. The first one is through an app, and the second one is a manual method. In the case of Whatsapp for PC, you can use both of these alternatives.
- Disable Last Seen Using an App
There is the simple way to disable this annoying feature. All you have to do is to download an application that will take care of it. As I mentioned above, for Whatsapp on PC, you can use this alternative by using Bluestacks to download the respective application. The simple app called “Last Not Seen” restricts Whatsapp from updating your status about the message Last Seen. The application only restricts or deactivated the cell phone’s internet connection while the Whatsapp is running. It does not allow the service to update your last message reading status.
The first step is to download and install this application. In the case of PC users, launch Bluestacks and search for the application using the search button. This is the only way in which you can install a mobile application on a computer. Next, open the app and click on Block Last Seen. Now, head over to WA and you will see that your internet connection has automatically turned off. As soon as you leave Whatsapp, it will enable Internet connection on your Smartphone or PC.
- Disable Last Seen in Whatsapp – The Manual Method
The first step in disabling the Whatsapp last seen feature is to disable the internet access. Turn off Wi-Fi or remove the internet connection cable.
Open Whatsapp and read and send messages. Close Whatsapp, and enable the internet connection. As soon as the internet connectivity is back on, Whatsapp will synchronize with the servers, and the messages will be sent without the server getting your last online status update.
In the last part, I want to mention the fact that in the next Whatsapp update, users will be able to disable Whatsapp Last Seen feature right from Whatsapp. As you can see, at this time, you can avoid sharing the last seen message by using some third-party apps which are designed exclusively for this job. Or, you can choose to do this manually, by disabling the internet connection each time you want to send a message.
However, the last alternative might turn out to be pretty time-consuming, especially if you have plenty of messages to send. In the same time, you might come across the fact that the recipient is online. In this case, there is nothing you can do in order to avoid your online or offline status.