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(2022) How to Hide WhatsApp Status from Some Contacts

Written by Thirumalraj

In this post, you’ll see the steps to show or hide your WhatsApp status for your specific contacts.

Note these things before proceeding with the steps:

  • The below steps will only apply to your new status.

I use the app (Android phone and iPhone). Let’s begin.

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Note: You can’t do this task on the WhatsApp Web and Desktop app.

Show or Hide WhatsApp Status for Some Contacts (iPhone)

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Hit the Status tab at the bottom and select Privacy in the top left.

On the Status Privacy screen, under the Who Will See My Updates section, you will see these three options:

  • My Contacts – all your contacts can see your status updates.
  • My Contacts Except – means that all your contacts except those you’ve chosen can see your status.
  • Only Share With – this means that only the contacts you choose can view your status.

Choose any of the two last-mentioned options. I selected the latter.

Select the contacts you prefer and hit Done at the top right.

That’s all.

Note:

Here’s an alternate method to reach the Status Privacy screen:

On the WhatsApp app, hit Settings at the bottom. Select Settings > Account > Privacy > Status.

See: How to Remove Frequently Contacted in WhatsApp

Show or Hide WhatsApp Status for Specific Contacts (Android Phone)

Here are the steps:

Launch the WhatsApp app.

Hit the Status tab at the top and select the three vertical dots in the top right—hit the Status privacy.

On the Status privacy screen, under the Who can see my status updates section, you will see these three options:

  • My contacts: All your contacts can see your status updates.
  • My contacts except: All your contacts except those you’ve chosen can see your status.
  • Only share with: Only the contacts you choose can view your status.

Choose any of the two last-mentioned options. I picked the latter.

Select the contacts you prefer. Hit the icon at the top right to select all contacts. If you’ve already chosen all, tapping this icon will deselect them.

Hit the Tick icon in the bottom right. Tap the Done button at the bottom.

That’s all.

Note:

Here’s an alternate method to reach the Status privacy screen:

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right of the WhatsApp app. Select Settings > Account > Privacy > Status.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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