Keep Your Presence Hidden: Hide Last Seen On Telegram

Due to the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, a lot of users are now switching to other messaging apps like Telegram, Signal, etc. Telegram is a cloud-based messenger with seamless sync which can be used both on the phone as well as your PC and directly download large files to your computer when required. It enables you to access your messages from several devices at once, such as tablets, phones and computers, and share an unlimited number of photos, videos and files of up to 2 GB each. 

Please Note: If you do not want to store the Telegram data on your device, you can simply keep it in the cloud.

You can download large files through Telegram and even join various groups and channels. Telegram has a bunch of features that lets you schedule your messages and hide your last seen as well as the online status from contacts. Apart from that, it also lets you customize themes and the size of the font and enhances your privacy and security on the platform.

Telegram lets you display your ‘Last seen’ time either for everyone, or to a selected number of contacts, or nobody. Just like WhatsApp, using Telegram, you can hide your last seen. So, in this article, we are going to learn how to hide the last seen on Telegram, for everyone as well as for specific people. 

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How To Hide Last Seen On Telegram 

To hide your last seen on Telegram, follow the steps mentioned below: 

  • Step 1: First, you need to start Telegram (the blue icon with a white paper aeroplane inside) which can be easily found on your home screen or in the app drawer.
  • Step 2: Then you need to tap on the three horizontal lines ( ☰ ), present at the top-left corner of the screen
  • Step 3: From there, you need to tap on the ‘Settings’ option.
  • Step 4: From the Settings section, you need to tap on the ‘Privacy and Security’.
  • Step 5: Then, you need to tap on the ‘Last Seen and Online’ option which might be set to ‘Everybody’ by default.
  • Step 6: Now, you need to select the option of ‘Nobody’ to disable your last seen status from everyone.
  • Please Note: Under the ‘Last Seen and Online’ section there are three other options- ‘Everybody’, ‘My Contacts’ and ‘Nobody’. Initially, it will be set to ‘Everybody’ by default, however, you can make changes according to your requirement.
  • Step 7: Then you need to tap on the checkmark icon from the right side of the screen after which, a pop-up message will appear on the screen notifying you that you won’t be able to see the last seen of those people with whom you don’t share your last seen.
  • Step 8: Lastly you need to tap on the ‘OK’ option and you’re last seen will be hidden.

You are good to go. Now no one will be able to check your last seen. Please remember that, when you hide last seen on Telegram, instead of time, it shows ‘Recently’.

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How To Hide Last Seen On Telegram From Specific People

Telegram has this unique feature, using which you can add exceptions to the list of people who can see last seen. Below are the steps for hiding the last seen from specific people, doing which everyone will be able to see your last seen, except for those specific people who you added to the exceptions list.

  • Step 1: First, you need to ensure that your last scene is set to ‘Everybody’.
  • Step 2: Then you need to tap on the ‘Add Users’ option which can be found under the ‘Add exceptions’ section.
  • Step 3: Now you need to select the particular users whom you want to hide your last seen from.
  • Step 4:  Lastly, you need to tap on the checkmark icon present at the bottom right of your screen.

Please Note: Now, the user that you added to the ‘Exception’ list, will not be able to see you’re last seen anymore.

So this was all about how to hide last seen on Telegram from everybody as well as from specific people. We hope that you found this helpful and informative. Stay tuned to TechSunk for more such topics.


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