How to Hide WhatsApp Last Seen by Specific People

Is there a way to hide whatsapp last seen from specific people or a specific person without blocking or removing them in whatsapp? Let’s go ahead and explore whether this is possible or not.

Hide last seen WhatsApp from specific people

WhatsApp doesn’t yet offer a way to hide Last Seen from specific people or a specific person. However, it is still possible to hide WhatsApp Last Seen from specific people using a workaround.

The workaround to hide WhatsApp Last Seen from specific people includes the following two steps.

  1. Restrict WhatsApp Last Seen to contacts only
  2. Delete the contact you don’t want to show your Last Seen to from your address book

The first step restricts your last seen WhatsApp to only the contacts listed in your iPhone or Android phone’s address book and the second step ensures that the people you don’t want to see your last seen WhatsApp are not listed in the address book .

Even after you remove these people from the address book, you can still chat with them on WhatsApp and they can’t tell that you blocked them from seeing your last seen WhatsApp.

1. Restrict WhatsApp Last Seen to Contacts Only.

As mentioned above, the first step is to ensure that only the contacts listed in your iPhone or Android phone’s address book can see your last seen WhatsApp.

1. Open Whatsapp on your iPhone or Android phone.

2. Once in WhatsApp, tap settings Option in bottom menu (on iPhone)

Settings option in WhatsApp on iPhone

In the case of an Android phone, tap 3 dots icon is located in the upper-right corner of your Android phone, then tap settings in the drop down menu (see image below).

Settings option in WhatsApp on Android Phone

3. On the settings screen, tap Account Possibility.

Account option in WhatsApp

4. On the account screen, tap privacy.

Privacy option in WhatsApp

5. On the privacy screen, tap Last seen.

Last seen tab on WhatsApp privacy settings screen

6. On the next screen, tap my contacts.

Allow only my contacts to see Last Seen on iPhone

This setting ensures that only the contacts present in your iPhone or Android phone’s address book can see your last viewed WhatsApp.

2. Delete specific contacts from the address book

Now the next step is to remove from the address book the people you want to hide WhatsApp from last seen.

As mentioned above, even if you delete contacts from the address book, your chats with these contacts remain active in WhatsApp and you can chat with these people.

However, you will notice a change in the way these contacts are displayed in WhatsApp. You no longer see the names of contacts you removed from the address book, you only see their phone numbers.

If you are ok with how these contacts appear in WhatsApp, you can go ahead and delete these contacts from the address book on your iPhone or Android phone.

Delete Contacts from Address Book on iPhone

Follow the steps below to delete specific contacts from the address book on your iPhone.

1. open that Contacts app on your iPhone.

2. Tap the Contact you want to delete.

3. On the next screen, tap To edit Option is located in the top right corner of your screen (see image below)

Edit option on iPhone contact screen

4. While still on the same screen, scroll down and tap Extinguish possibility

Delete contact option on iPhone

Delete contacts from address book on Android phone

Follow the steps below to delete specific contacts from the address book on your Android phone.

1. open that Contacts app on your Android phone.

2. Tap the Contact you want to delete.

Select contact from contact list on Android phone

3. On the next screen, tap 3 dots icon is in the top-right corner of your screen, and then tap Extinguish option in the displayed menu.

Delete contact from contact list on Android phone

Once you remove contacts from the address book, they will no longer be able to see your last seen contacts, but you can still chat with them in WhatsApp.

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