How to Enable – Disable Last Seen in Google Hangouts


Following the foot steps of other social networking websites, the search Giant Google has also added the Seen feature to Google Hangouts. Last Seen is a status report or kind of acknowledgement that you have read the message and not yet replied! Not fair Google. However, you can follow this article to know how to disable and enable Seen report in Google Hangouts. 


The latest Last Seen report feature has been added to your Android Hangouts app, the Chrome Hangouts extension and your Gmail account. When the last Seen time stamp was introduced on WhatsApp, developer didn’t bother to include a disable option. To overcome this, Android developers launched specific apps to disable the seen feature on WhatsApp. However, with a new update WhatsApp added the option to disable Seen time stamp on WhatsApp.

Fortunately, unlike WhatsApp, you don’t need to go on finding workaround as Google Hangouts comes with an inbuilt option to disable last Seen report easily. Follow these steps to enable and disable Seen report on Hangouts Chrome extension, Hangouts Android app and hangouts in Gmail.

Disable Last Seen report in Gmail Web Interface

Step 1: Log in to your Gmail account .

Step 2: From the left side, click on the small Drop-Down arrow button. This will bring your Hangout settings interface.


Step 3: Now scroll down to Share your status and uncheck “Show my Hangouts contacts when I was last seen on Hangouts, and a green dot on my photo when I am online”


Step 4: That’s it. You can re-enable it checking the same option and you will see a green dot on your photo.

Disable Last Seen in Google Hangouts Chrome Extension

Step 1: Open Google Hangout and click on down-arrow button (top right)


Step 2: Scroll down and uncheck¬†“Show my Hangouts contacts when I was last seen on Hangouts, and a green dot on my photo when I am online”.


Step 3: To enable this again, simple check the same option. 

Disable Last Seen on Google Hangout in Android

Step 1: Open / Launch Hangouts app on your Android smartphone

Step 2: Tap on Settings and and uncheck the “Show my last seen” option.

Step 3: Once done, your last seen report will not shown anymore until you re-enable it.


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