How to hide a WhatsApp status from selected contacts
If you've ever wondered about setting or changing your WhatsApp status but stopped because of who might see it, you're in the right place because we'll explain how you can choose who sees your Status.
If you're worried about who can see your status, there are two handy ways to get around this. You can either choose to exclude certain contacts from those who can see your Status updates or to only include the ones you choose.
The process is more or less the same on both iPhone and Android devices. Follow the steps below to take control.
Open WhatsApp on your device and go into the settings.
* From settings, go Account > Privacy > Status.
* On the next screen you can choose who to exclude and hide your status from.
The process for this is the same, but at step 3 you tap 'Only share with..." and then choose who is allowed to see your status.
If you're not sure, don't worry, many people have let this pass them by, even though it has been around for a few years now.
You can post text, images or even short videos to share what you're up to or how you feel.
It works a bit like 'stories' on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram and you can reply to your contacts' statuses by swiping up. When you start viewing statuses, they will autoplay, moving onto the next person's when finished, unless you stop and go back.–marca.com