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If you’re wondering why your WhatsApp “last seen” timestamp isn’t updating, you’re not alone. A lot of users have been reporting this issue recently, and it’s really frustrating. There are a few possible explanations for why this is happening, and we’ll go over them all below. So if you’re ready to find out why your WhatsApp last seen isn’t updating, read on!

Go to WhatsApp Settings

If you’re wondering why your WhatsApp last seen isn’t showing up, there are a few possible explanations. First, check to see if you have the “Show Last Seen” option enabled in your WhatsApp settings. If you don’t see this option, it may be because you’ve turned off chat history for all chats or for individual chats. To check this, go to WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings.

If chat history is turned off, your last seen status will not be visible to anyone. However, they will still be able to see when you were last online. If you want to hide your online status as well, you can do so by going into WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy and selecting “Nobody” for the “Last seen” option.

Tap on Account

If you’re wondering why your WhatsApp contact’s last seen timestamp isn’t showing up, there are a few possible explanations. First, the contact may have disabled the Last Seen feature in their privacy settings. To check if this is the case, open a chat with the contact and tap on their name at the top of the screen. If “Last Seen” is set to “Nobody,” that means the contact has hidden their timestamp from you.

Another possibility is that you have been blocked by the contact. If this is the case, you will no longer see updates to the contact’s profile photo, status, or last seen timestamp. You will also not be able to see when the contact was last online in group chats. If you think you may have been blocked, try reaching out to the contact through another method (e.g., call them or send them an email) to confirm.

Finally, it’s also possible that WhatsApp is experiencing technical issues and that’s why the last seen timestamp isn’t appearing for some users. In this case, there’s not much you can do except wait for WhatsApp to fix the problem.

Tap on Privacy

If you’re concerned about your privacy on WhatsApp, there are a few settings you can adjust to help keep your information safe. One of these is the “last seen” setting, which allows you to control who can see when you were last online. By default, this setting is turned on and anyone in your contact list can see when you were last active. However, you can change this so that only your contacts can see when you were last online, or you can turn it off entirely so that no one can see when you were last active.

To adjust your “last seen” setting, open WhatsApp and go to the Settings menu. Tap Account > Privacy. Under the “Last Seen” heading, tap the drop-down menu and select one of the following options:

  • Everyone: This will allow anyone in your contact list to see when you were last online.
  • Contacts Only: This will allow only your contacts to see when you were last online.
  • Nobody: This will prevent anyone from seeing when you were last online.

Turn off the Last Seen Option

If you want to prevent your contacts from seeing when you were last online, you can turn off the Last Seen option in WhatsApp. Here’s how:

  1.  Open WhatsApp and go to Settings.
  2.  Tap Account > Privacy.
  3.  Under “Last seen,” tap My contacts or Nobody.
  4.  If you choose My contacts, your last seen status will be visible only to the people who have your phone number saved in their address book. If you choose Nobody, no one will be able to see your last seen status.
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Evangeline Christina is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Cyberspecial.net. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter in a reputed news agency.