Well everyone knows how useful WhatsApp is! And if you still have any doubt, then this Facebook-owned company has over 1.3 billion monthly active users! Which probably means that WhatsApp is the first application that anyone installs after purchasing a smartphone. And why they shouldn’t, WhatsApp is highly convenient and useful. It is free, quick, and most of all fun to use! But what is the fun part of sending everyday messages to your contacts? Well, if you think WhatsApp is just capable of sending messages to your near and dear ones then you are wrong! As WhatsApp has previously introduced the story status feature and it has surely revamped the whole look of this most popular messaging platform. As in this story update, people can easily share their everyday’s life happening to their WhatsApp contacts with no hassles and extra and unnecessary steps. Be it images, videos, GIF, memes, or almost anything!
But by default, this status update is set to be seen by all your WhatsApp contacts. So, what if you want to hide something from few of your contacts but eagerly want to put on your status too? Well, don’t bother, because WhatsApp has a solution to configure your status updates, which allow you to share your status only with selected contacts. So, if you don’t like to share your status update from each one of your contacts and want to know how to hide them. Then simply follow the steps that are mentioned below.
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How to hide WhatsApp status from selected contacts:
- Open your WhatsApp and go to the “Status” tab where the status updates of your contacts are displayed.
- Then once your status tab is opened, tap on the three vertical dots from the upper right corner and go to “Status Privacy”.
- On the next screen, you can see “Who can see your status update”. Now if you want to hide your status from selected contacts then tap on “My contacts expect…” option.
- After you select this option, a list of all your contacts will be displayed on the screen. Now, finally select the contacts you want to hide status updates from and once done tap on the green checkmark button from the bottom-right to confirm the changes.
That’s it, now your WhatsApp status will get hide from your selected contacts without any hassle. The steps above are genuine and works perfectly fine on your Android device. Although if you later want to remove some contacts from your list then you can easily do it too. Just go on your status privacy and undo the contacts which you have already added. Once done tap on the same green checkmark button to confirm your changes.
But if you are someone who wants to share their WhatsApp status only with a few numbers of contacts and hiding a long list of contacts feel a bit of a burden. Then don’t worry WhatsApp has a solution to this problem. As following the above-mentioned steps you now need to tap on the “Only share with…” option. And similarly, you will find your WhatsApp contacts list on the next screen. Now, select the contacts with whom you wish to share status updates with. And don’t forget to hit the green checkmark button on the bottom-right to confirm the changes. That’s it, you have now selected the contacts with whom you want to share your status update.
So, now you know how to hide your WhatsApp status from selected contacts. And also how to share your status only with a few contacts. So, if this article helped you don’t forget to share it with your friends on social media. And also mention your views in the comment box below.