WhatsApp and Instagram’s ‘Last Seen’ status allows your followers and contacts to see when you were last active on the app. While this is a handy feature that gives the sender an idea of whether their message was read (in case you have the blue ticks turned off), some people prefer keeping it hidden. Luckily, both Instagram and WhatsApp let you hide your ‘Last Active’ and ‘Last Seen’ statuses. Recently, WhatsApp also started giving users the option to hide their online status. In this article, we show you how to hide your ‘last active’ status on Instagram and WhatsApp.
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Here’s how you can hide your ‘Last Active’ status on Instagram
Step 1: Go to your Instagram profile and tap on the hamburger menu icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Go to Settings.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Privacy’ and select ‘Activity Status.’
Step 4: Turn the toggle bar off for ‘Show Activity Status.’
Instagram will hide your online status and ‘last seen’ on your profile. The green dot that appears when you’re online will be hidden on your profile.
Here’s how you can hide your ‘Last Seen’ status on WhatsApp
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and tap on the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Select Settings.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Privacy’ and select ‘Last seen and online.’
Step 4: Select your required privacy setting for who can see your ‘last seen’ and online status. Select ‘nobody’ if you want your last seen and online to be hidden from everyone.
Your ‘last seen’ and online status will be changed accordingly.
This is how you can hide your ‘last active’ and ‘last seen’ statuses on Instagram and WhatsApp. Once you hide your online and last seen status, you will not be able to view your contacts’ statuses either. You can also turn off the blue ticks on WhatsApp which signify that you’ve read the sender’s message. However, there is no option to turn the read receipts off on Instagram.