We all know how useful WhatsApp is! With over 1.3 billion monthly active users, it has become a vital part of our daily lives as a primary means to send and receive messages. This cross-platform instant messaging service officially allows you to filter your contacts to share your visibility.
There are million reasons that you might not appreciate people sneaking into your private life or you just need some personal space for that matter. So, to safeguard your privacy, excluding those people would be the right thing to do.
So, this is a step-by-step guide to preserve your privacy on WhatsApp Messenger.
How To Hide WhatsApp Status From Selected People or Contacts
Hiding your status is not as difficult as you think. It hardly takes a few seconds of yours and protects you from those people who always keep popping up in your feed. Read the following information to hide WhatsApp status from selected people or contacts.
Step 1: Launch WhatsApp and tap on three horizontal dots and select Settings.
Note: iPhone users can locate Settings on the bottom right corner of your phone’s screen.
Step 2: Click “Account”.
Step 3: Next, tap on “Privacy”.
Step 4: Choose “Status”.
Step 5: Now, you select “My Contacts Except” and it will show you a list to choose the people whom you want to exclude. It hides your status for excluded people to maintain your security and privacy.
Step 6: After, customizing your WhatsApp Settings according your preferences, do not forget to click on “Done” button to save the changes.
How To Share Your Status With Selected People
If you don’t prefer everyone to know what’s going on in your mind and what you’ve uploaded as your status, you can always make it available for specific people. Follow the steps to share your status with selected people.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp app.
Step 2: Tap on “Status”, which you can see between Chats and Calls tab.
Note: iPhone users can locate Status on the bottom left corner of your phone’s screen. After clicking on Status, select Privacy from the left top corner.
Step 3: Now click on three horizontal dots and select the first option ‘Status Privacy”.
Step 4: It will take you to new screen where you can see three different options “My Contacts”, “My contacts except” and “Only share with”.
Note: Selecting “My Contacts” will allow your status to be visible for only for your contacts, after selecting “My contacts except” only your contacts will be able to see your status. Selecting “Only share with” will only share it with your contacts with the selected people.
How To Hide WhatsApp Profile Picture From Unknown People
Follow the below instructions to hide your WhatsApp profile photo from unknown people:
Step 1: Unlock your smartphone and go to WhatsApp.
Step 2: Open “Settings”.
Step 3: Click on “Account” and tap on “Privacy”.
Step 4: Choose “Profile Photo”.
Step 5: Select “My Contacts” or “Nobody”.
How To Hide Whatsapp Last Seen From Unknown People
Follow the below instructions to hide your WhatsApp last seen from unknown people:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and click on three horizontal dots icon, which can be located of the right top corner.
Step 2: Go to Settings, then ‘Account’ and select “Privacy”.
Step 3: Click on Last Seen, under the Privacy.
Step 4: Now, choose “My Contacts” or “Nobody”.
Note: After choosing “Nobody”, you won’t be able to see your friends last seen as well.
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Now, you know how to block/unblock annoying and ungracious people from intruding your privacy in just a few taps of your finger. Let’s us know how it goes for you in the comment section below.