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How to Check Last Seen on WhatsApp (If Hidden)

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How to Check Last Seen on WhatsApp (If Hidden)

Apps like WhatsApp have made our lives easier. Now, we can connect with any person instantly, no matter where they are located in the world. Online chatting becomes a hassle-free job and all the app’s new features like emojis, gifs, statuses, etc., help us keep our long-distance friends close by, even if done virtually. With many of its perks comes a privacy section. Here are several options available that enable users to keep their posted information private from all or any specific contact if they want to, like hiding status or check last seen options.

Yes, features like these are amazing indeed because it helps us keep those nosy people out of our personal space while simultaneously enabling us to share these memories with our dear friends. 

But what if we are on the opposite end of the table? 

Frequently we find ourselves in a situation where someone we need to contact urgently starts ignoring our messages or reminders on WhatsApp. Often they make some excuse for ghosting us while keeping their last seen hidden on WhatsApp. We usually can’t do anything about it, much to our dismay. But worry no more, because there is a way through which you can still see someone’s last seen on WhatsApp even if it is hidden. Further, you can also monitor when they are coming online. 

This post has elaborated on how one can accomplish this task, thanks to the third-party apps that will let you cheat the WhatsApp settings. 

Check Last Seen

Download the App: Whatsdog, to check Last Seen.

Whatsdog is a free mobile app that you can download from the Google Play Store. To operate Whatsdog, you do not require Whatsapp installed on your phone, nor do you need that person saved in your contacts.

Just add your phone number, and Whatsdog will notify you whenever that person comes online on WhatsApp. You can further check last seen and their complete online history on  Whatsdog. For instance, how often they came online and when they went online today.

Here is how to use it: 

  • Install the App.
  • Go to Google Play Store, and search Whatsdog. Install it once found. 
  • Log in to Your Account.
  • Open the app and create your account using a mobile number or email id. You can also log in to it through Facebook or Twitter. 
  • Select the Contacts.
  • Next, add the Whatsapp number of that person whose Last seen you want to check. You add it through your contact list or manually type it. If you want to add more than one contact to check their last seen, you can. 
  • Check their Statistics Chart.
Check Last Seen Statistics Chart
  • Now, you will be able to check all of their statistics on Whatsapp in time slots. It will also show if any one of them is currently online or not. You can check their last seen, how long they came online etc. 
  • Receive their online Notification.

This is it. Now you will get a notification each time someone in your contact comes online on WhatsApp, so you can catch them red-handed. 

Can’t See Last Seen?

Other possible reasons why you cannot check last seen of someone 

The person has blocked you:

If a contact has blocked you on WhatsApp, you will not be able to check their last seen along with their profile pic, status, and about section. Try sending them a message on WhatsApp and if the second checkmark doesn’t appear for a long time, indicating they have not received the message. They may have blocked you on WhatsApp. In such a case, check their last seen will be redundant. 

You may have made your online status private: 

Suppose a user chooses to hide their last seen from their settings. They will not be able to see someone else’s last seen either. So to check the last seen of your contacts, make sure that your last seen is not hidden from the privacy settings. 

Go to Settings> Privacy> Last Seen

You can see here if your last seen is set to nobody. If done so, put your last seen on for everyone or contacts. 


So, this is how you check the last seen of your contacts on WhatsApp, even if it is hidden. Fortunately, not a lot of people know about this trick. Today, almost everyone chooses to keep their last seen set to nobody, for many privacy reasons. Certain times it is the best option if someone wants to avoid unnecessary conversation. Hence, to respect your friend’s privacy, tricks like these should only be used in case of emergencies.  

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