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How To Hide WhatsApp Status Updates From Some Contacts

In this guide, we will be showing you how to hide WhatsApp status updates from some or all of your WhatsApp contacts. Statuses have definitely made WhatsApp more fun since it made its way to the platform some time ago. However, there were some privacy issues when it first arrived, but WhatsApp seems to be working on – making it better over time.

When status updates first came to WhatsApp, it was made in a way that only your contacts and people who saved your number or also had you in their contacts get to see your status updates. This made it possible for you to know all the people who might view your status when you put up one. Soon, people start complaining about contacts added to their WhatsApp for maybe business purposes viewing their status updates (Which is obviously meant to be private, probably for just close friends and family).

This prompted WhatsApp to release an update to that regard. With the new update, you can block or rather hide WhatsApp status updates from specific contacts or some contacts. You can choose to share a status update that can only be seen by specific people on your contacts list. This way, you can have contact on your WhatsApp list and not let see your status updates – giving you, the WhatsApp users the utmost privacy you need. To able to that, follow the instructions below.

How To Hide WhatsApp Status Updates From Some Contacts

  • Make sure your WhatsApp App is up-to-date. If it isn’t, the head to your respective app stores (Google Play Store for Android and Apple App Store for iOS) and Update it.
  • Now, Open your WhatsApp and Swipe to the Left to get to the Status Tab (Where you get to the see other people’s status updates)

  • Tap on the Three dots at the top right corner of the screen and Select Status Privacy.

  • You’ll see three options

My Contacts – This will share all your status updates with all of your WhatsApp contacts.

My Contacts Except – This will share your Status updates with all your contacts except the contacts you choose not share with. To choose the contacts not to share with, Select the option and mark the contacts.

Only Share With – This will share your status updates with only the contacts you pick. To do this, select this option and mark the contacts you would like to share your status updates with. You can choose just one or all.


That’s pretty much how to hide WhatsApp status updates from any or all of your contacts. If you are the kind of person that has no option but to add work colleagues on your WhatsApp for easy communication, then you would find this tutorial very helpful. With this above method, you can still have them on your contacts list without them knowing what’s going on in your private life through your WhatsApp status.

Got questions about WhatsApp status updates or this tutorial? Let us hear them by dropping a comment down below.

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