How to Show or Hide WhatsApp Status from Specific Contacts

Believe it or not, when it comes to communication, WhatsApp is the most used platform by every age group. With all the amazing features WhatsApp is power packed with, one of the most used is WhatsApp Status.

Using this feature, users can easily share pictures, gifs and videos with their contacts for a time period of 24 hours after which it automatically gets removed. This, however, can be a privacy issue for some users, as not everybody likes to share their personal pictures with everybody on their WhatsApp contact list. So, is there a way to hide WhatsApp status or to show WhatsApp status to selected contacts?

Yes, for this first you need to know how to hide WhatsApp status from some contacts and how to show WhatsApp status to selected contacts or to just one?

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The article mainly cover steps for iPhone and Android as listed below:

On iPhone:

  1. Hide WhatsApp Status from Specific Contacts on iPhone.
  2. Show WhatsApp Status to Selected Contacts on iPhone.

On Android:

  1. Hide WhatsApp Status from Some Contacts on Android Phone.
  2. Show WhatsApp Status to Selected Contacts on Android Phone.

How to Hide WhatsApp Status from Specific Contacts on iPhone?

While it is true that everybody likes to share memories and pictures, they still want to keep their stuff private and will not like to share it with everyone. Let’s walk through the steps to see how to hide WhatsApp status from some contacts if you own an iPhone:

  1. Launch the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. From the bottom right screen, tap on the Settings icon.whatsapp settings in iPhone
  3. From the Settings window, click on Account.whatsapp account on iphone
  4. The account window shows an option named Privacy, tap that.change status privacy on iphone
  5. Here, click on Status.update status privacy on iphone
  6. The next screen that follows, tap on My Contacts Except….show whatsapp status on iphone to selected contacts
  7. Here, select the Contacts that you wish to hide WhatsApp status Updates from and then tap on Done.done status privacy changes in iphone

Once you have finished doing all the above-mentioned steps, your WhatsApp Status Updates will be hidden from selected Contacts.

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How To Show WhatsApp Status to Selected Contacts on iPhone?

Follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Launch the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. From the bottom right screen, tap on the Settings icon.
  3. From the Settings window, click on Account.
  4. The account window shows an option named Privacy, tap that.
  5. Here, click on Status.
  6. The next screen that follows, tap on Only Share with…
  7. From the Contacts list, you can check the contacts with whom you wish to share the WhatsApp Status and then tap on Done.

only share with selected contacts iphone

These were the simple steps following which users can shoe or hide WhatsApp status from their friends and families. The remaining article will describe the steps for Android phones.

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How To Hide WhatsApp Status From Some Contacts On Android Phone?

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your Android Phone.
  2. Click on Status.android whatsapp status
  3. In the Status option window, click on the three vertical dots and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. Here select Status Privacy.change whatsapp status privacy android
  5. The next screen that follows, tap on My Contacts Except….show whatsapp status privacy to selected
  6. Here, select the Contacts that you wish to hide WhatsApp status from and then click on the green tick option from the bottom right corner.hide status from selected android whatsapp

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How To Show WhatsApp Status to Selected Contacts on Android Phone?

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your Android Phone.
  2. Click on Status.
  3. In the Status option window, click on the three vertical dots and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. Here select Status Privacy.
  5. The next screen that follows, tap on Only Share With….
  6. Here, select the contacts that you wish to share WhatsApp status with then click on the green tick option from the bottom right corner.show status with selected contacts android

So, these are the simple steps any user can perform easily to show or hide WhatsApp status with specific people.

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2 Responses

  1. Swagatika says:

    I do that but no results is found and my status can’t seeing by others

    • Pragya Dani says:

      Hello Swagatika

      Could you please let me know out of the three security options, which one are you using?

      Regards

      TweakLibrary

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