Sometimes it happens to argue with some of our telephone contacts, perhaps with a friend, family member, or partner. But even more often, it happens to enter a period in which we simply do not want to let everyone know everything about ourselves, and maybe we want to take a break. Thanks to Whatsapp’s features, everyone is free to protect their privacy in the way they see fit. In this guide, we will find out how to hide WhatsApp last login access.
How to hide WhatsApp access
We are talking about the possibility of making a date and time of our last access to Whatsapp invisible to the eyes of our contacts (or only those whose number we do not have). By activating this function, in the green bar at the top, once our chat is open, the contact can only view the name he has stored in the address book. In this way, we can manage at will what we want or do not want to show others. Thus protecting our privacy.
Hide WhatsApp login on Android
For those with an Android smartphone/tablet, the procedure is as follows.
- We open the Whatsapp application (from the home screen or the applications menu), then select the options menu that we find at the top right of the chat screen, symbolized by three dots.
- Now we touch the “Settings” and then “Accounts.” We select “Privacy” and then “Last Access.”
- A menu with three options will open: “Everyone” is the one that shows access to anyone who has our number; “My contacts” show it only to people whose number we have stored on the phone (so all our Whatsapp contacts). “Nobody” hides it from anyone who has our number.
- By choosing the second option, our access will only be visible to our Whatsapp contacts. By selecting “None,” access will be hidden from all contacts who will open our chat.
Hide WhatsApp login on iOS
For iPhone or iPad owners, the procedure is very similar. After starting the Whatsapp application, let’s go to the chat screen settings, which are located at the bottom right and are marked with a gear icon. Then select “Account” and then “Privacy” and “Last access.” We choose the option “None,” and we will have finished. Now the contacts will see in the white bar at the top of our chat only our name.
Block a WhatsApp contact
This simple operation is by no means final or binding in any way. If we want to share our last login with our contacts again, we are free to do so. Just do the same procedure but select “All” instead of the other options. In this way, our access will be visible again. We decide on our privacy.
In the case of other problems, Whatsapp also can block one or more contacts to protect its users. To do this, go to the chat of the person concerned, select the three dots at the top right, then “Other,” and finally “Block.”
The blocked contact, in addition to no longer seeing whether we are online or not, will no longer be able to see our last access or send us messages or even call us / video call us.
It is useful to carry out this operation in the case of one or two people to whom we do not want to show our access and with whom we do not wish to have anything to do with. This operation is also reversible. In fact, it is enough to unblock the contact from the list in the previous “Privacy” menu or directly from his chat.
It is interesting to note that in addition to hiding the last access, all these features of Whatsapp also make it possible to make invisible the moment we are “online” on the application.
Hide WhatsApp online activity
The first method we can use consists of activating the offline mode present in all mobile smartphone devices. Once we have positioned ourselves in this state, we will read the messages without being seen and use the App without being online and visible to all. After offline use of WhatsApp, we can reactivate the online function at any time.
Block unwanted contacts
The second method allows us to block unwanted contacts. Although it is an extreme solution, it is certainly very effective since it prevents us from showing the time of our last access and the profile photo and updates. To obtain this result, you must act in sequence by entering the Settings, then Account and Privacy.
Turn off the time and date display
Disabling the display of time and date is another valid method to appear offline on WhatsApp. However, it should be emphasized that we will not even be able to see the date and time corresponding to the last access by doing so. This function can be disabled only for users who are present in our contacts or for none.
Make your profile picture invisible
A method that is also functional to act offline on WhatsApp is to make our profile image invisible; in fact, we can independently decide whether to extend it to everyone or only to those who are not welcome on our application. Also, the various sequential steps or Settings, Accounts and Privacy allow us to optimize the result.
We can also recommend this option to our friends and those who don’t know it and maybe need it. We always decide our privacy, so don’t let yourself be influenced by what others might think.