How To Read WhatsApp Messages Without Changing Last Seen Time

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Here is tutorial that explains how to read WhatsApp messages without changing last seen time. WhatsApp is a widely used cross platform instant messaging app which was acquired by social giant Facebook recently. There is one issue which bothers some of it users: Last Seen Time. Any of your WhatsApp contacts can check your last seen time through your Whatsapp profile. It is that timestamp at which you exited WhatsApp last time. This last seen time also gets updated whenever you read messages sent by any of your contacts.

WhatsApp lets you hide your last seen time permanently but what if you would like to read WhatsApp messages without changing last seen time. There is no such in-built feature for this from WhatsApp yet but you can achieve this by using a simple tip. In this, I have included two methods using which you can read WhatsApp messages without changing last seen time. One of the method requires you to do the stuff manually while other one is automated. Lets start with manual method first.

Note: Both these tips are applicable only for Android Smartphones.

1. How To Read WhatsApp Messages Without Changing Last Seen Time (Manually):

If you are a regular WhatsApp user, then you know that your last seen time gets updated each time you read any WhatsApp message. For example, if your last seen time is 11:00 AM initially and you receives a message at 11:01 AM. Now whenever you will read the message, WhatsApp will update your last seen time accordingly. See screenshot below.

Last Seen Time Changed

Now to avoid this situation, all you need to do is turn of your cellular data plan/Wi-Fi before opening WhatsApp for reading message. Since your internet connection is off, hence your last seen time will not get updated by WhatsApp. You can turn on the internet connection after exiting WhatsApp. Your last seen time will not be updated until you WhatsApp again while internet connection is on.

Last Seen Time Unchanged

This method requires you to turn OFF and ON internet connection manually whenever you want to read Whatsapp messages, without changing Last seen time. If you would like to automate this process, then there is an app as well that takes care of this for you.

2. Last Seen Freezer – Android App to Read WhatsApp Messages Without Changing Last Seen Time:

Last Seen Freezer is a free Android app to read WhatsApp messages without changing last seen time. This app is very simple to use and only has an option for enabling/disabling the Freezer mode. All you need to do is download the app from Google Play Store, install it, and enable the Freezer mode. When you have enabled the mode, the app will automatically turn off your internet connectivity whenever you launch WhatsApp and it turns it on again when you exit the app. If you want to use WhatsApp with internet connection On, then simply disable the Freezer mode.

Last Seen Freezer

Get Last Seen Freezer here.

These were the two methods to read WhatsApp messages without changing your last seen time.

Do you know any other method? Let me know in comments below.

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