Just like Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp allows users to share statuses with their contact list. Users can share photos or other media files as status. The instant messaging platform allows users to select the contacts they want to share their status with.
WhatsApp gives 3 options: my contacts, my contacts except, and best proportion with . So, WhatsApp users can choose to share their status with all their contacts or remove certain people from the list or only share with certain contacts.
If someone wants to hide the status from a specific person, the second option should be selected.
With the “My contacts except” option, users will be able to select the contacts they don’t want to share their status with. The good thing is, users can select as many contacts as they want to hide their status.
Here’s a step by step guide to hide your status from specific contacts. Open the WhatsApp software in your phone..
- Go to Status options.
- Click Privacy in the left corner of the screen.
- Choose the second option, “My contacts except.”
- Select a contact there and search for the contact.
- Now, the status you post will not be shared with the selected contact.
In fact, this will be the default setting for all states unless you decide to reset the settings. Another way to ensure that your status is hidden from certain WhatsApp contacts is to block them.
However, in this case, you will also not be able to send or receive WhatsApp messages to that contact or even make calls. So, the best way to hide your WhatsApp status from specific contacts is to change the status settings.