How to Show or Hide WhatsApp Status From Specific Contacts

Brandon Jones July 20, 2017 Comments Total Views:3890
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Recently, WhatsApp has Introduced a new photo story status feature in its latest update.

In this feature, a WhatsApp user can share photos, videos and GIF’s with their contacts as a daily status update. This status updates photos, videos and GIF’s last only for about 24 hours, before disappearing automatically.

By default, this status updates are set to be seen by all contacts but this can bother some users who do not like to share their daily status with everyone in their Contact List.

Fortunately, WhatsApp makes it easy to configure your status updates, allowing you to hide status from specific contacts or to share your status only with certain selected contacts.

In case you were not aware, you will find below the steps to show or hide WhatsApp Status Updates from specific contacts on iPhone and Android Phone.

Also Read: WhatsApp May Soon Let You Watch YouTube Videos From Within The App

Hide WhatsApp Status Updates From Selected Contacts On iPhone:

 

  • Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  • Next, tap on the Settings icon located on the bottom right corner.


 

  • On the Settings screen, tap on Account.


 

  • On the Account screen, tap on Privacy.


 

  • Now, tap on the Status option.


 

  • On the next screen, tap on My Contacts Except….


 

  • Here, select the Contacts that you wish to Hide Status Updates from and then tap on Done.


 

Once this is done, your daily WhatsApp Status Updates will be hidden from Contacts that you had selected in the steps above.

Show WhatsApp Status Updates to Selected Contacts on iPhone:

 

  • Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Status as shown above.
  • On the Status screen, tap on Only Share with… option.


 

  • Now, tap only on those Contacts with whom you wish to share your WhatsApp Status Updates.


Hide WhatsApp Status From Selected Contacts On Android Phone:

 

  • Open WhatsApp on your Android Phone.
  • Next, tap on the 3-dots Menu icon located on the top right corner.


 

  • From the drop-down menu that appears, tap on Settings.


 

  • On the Settings screen, tap on Account.


 

  • On the Account screen, tap on Privacy.


 

  • On the Privacy screen, tap on Status.


 

  • On the next screen, tap on My Contacts Except….


 

  • Now, tap on the Contacts that you wish to Hide the Status Updates from.


Show WhatsApp Status to Selected Contacts on Android Phone:

 

  • Go to the Settings > Account > Privacy > Status as shown above.
  • On the Status screen, tap on Only Share with…option.


 

  • Now, tap on the Contacts with whom you wish to share your WhatsApp Status Updates with.


 

We hope that you were able to hide certain people from viewing your WhatsApp status updates with these easy methods.

Also Read: How To Disable Voice Message Recording In WhatsApp For iPhone

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