Here’s how to turn off Last Seen Feature on Google Hangouts

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Google has included the last seen or last active feature in Google Hangouts. This serves as a regular feature for most instant messengers; however, many of us don’t want to have this feature enabled. This is because when you read a message from a contact, people will know you’ve read it and ignored them. Fortunately, Google allows you to turn off last seen feature on Hangouts. And in this guide, we will walk you through the simple steps to turn it off on different platforms. Have a look.

Turn off Last Seen feature in the Hangouts Web Client or Extension

In the Hangouts Web Client

Step 1: First and foremost, you will need to sign in with your Google account in the Hangouts web client.

Step 2: Click on the hamburger menu button, and then choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Once you are in the Settings page, uncheck the box for Show when you were last seen online to turn off the last seen feature.

Via Chrome Extension

Step 1: Launch the Chrome app, and then click on the hamburger menu button.

Step 2: From the options, uncheck the box for Show when you were last seen online.

Turn off Last Seen feature in Gmail Web Client

Step 1: Launch Hangouts in Gmail web client.

Step 2: Click on your name and then uncheck the box for Show when you were last seen online.

Turn off Last Seen in Hangouts App

On Android

Step 1: Launch the Hangouts app on your Android phone or tablet.

Step 2: Click on the hamburger menu button, and choose Settings.

Step 3: Here, choose your account, tap on Share your status, and then flip the switch for Last seen to the OFF position.

On iOS

Step 1: Launch the Hangouts app on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2: Click on the hamburger menu button, and choose Settings.

Step 3: Here, tap on Status, and then flip the switch for Last active to the OFF position.

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That’s all about turning off last seen feature on different platforms. Got any questions? Sound off in the comments section below.

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