How to Change About and Its Privacy Setting on WhatsApp

Written by Thirumalraj

In this post, you’ll see the steps to change the about and its privacy setting on WhatsApp.

Remember that you can only change about of yours and not others.

I use Windows 11 PC, iPhone X, and Google Pixel 4a (Android 12). Let’s start.

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Change About on WhatsApp

If you’re using Android, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and hit the three vertical dots on the top right.

Select Settings and hit your name at the top.

Beneath About, you can see your current about and hit the Pencil icon beside it.

You can now select any of the about available for you. Hit the Pencil icon beside the current one if you want to provide yours.

Provide your about here, and use the emoji too if you wish. It can be up to a maximum of 139 characters.

Hit the Save, and that’s all.

Note:

If you want to delete all available about, hit the three vertical dots at the top and select Delete all. In the pop-up, hit Delete All.

If you want to remove a single one, long-press it and hit Delete.

If you’re using an iPhone, follow these steps:

Launch WhatsApp and hit the Settings tab at the bottom.

Hit your name at the top, and you can see your current under “About.”

Hit it. Now you can select any of the about available for you.

If you wish to provide your own, you must hit the current one and offer it.

The maximum is 139 characters. Hit the Save at the top right.

Note:

If you want to delete an available about, hit the Edit at the top right.

Besides every available about, you can see two icons: the one on the right side is for changing position, and the other is for removal.

Hit the latter, and you can see the Delete option. Hit it.

Hit Done at the top right.

If you’re using WhatsApp Web or Desktop app, follow these steps:

Open WhatsApp Desktop app or Web.

Click on your profile picture on the left sidebar, and you can see the about in the “About.”

Hit the Pencil icon beside it. Provide your about and hit the Tick icon.

That’s all.

Change About Privacy Setting in WhatsApp

If you’re using Android or iPhone, follow these steps:

Open WhatsApp. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and select Settings if you’re on Android.

If you’re on the iPhone, hit the Settings tab.

Select Account > Privacy > About.

You can now see these four options:

  • Everyone – any WhatsApp user can see it.
  • My contacts – your WhatsApp contacts can see it.
  • My contacts except – your WhatsApp contacts, except those you’ve selected, can see it.
  • Nobody – no one can see it.

Please choose the one you prefer, and that’s it.

If you’re on WhatsApp Web or Desktop, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app.

Hit the three vertical dots (if you’re on the Web) or three horizontal dots (if you’re on the app) on the left sidebar.

Click Settings > Privacy > About.

Select any of the four options. If you want to know about these options, please check the above.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.

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