WhatsApp Privacy: How to Set Up Who Can See Your Status

Although primarily a chat app, WhatsApp also has a Status tab so you can share photos, gifs, videos and even text for a short time with your friends. Still, there is a possibility that strangers who have your number will see these publications without your knowing or adding them to your contact list. If you want to have more privacy on WhatsApp and control who sees your Status, just check out our tutorial below and also see how to see WhatsApp Status without anyone knowing!

How to set up who sees your Status

The method of setting who sees your Status on WhatsApp works exactly the same on Android and iPhone. For the tutorial below, we are using a version of Android.

To get started, open WhatsApp on your smartphone and click on the “Status” tab right next to the conversations part.

You will then be taken to your Status page and see three vertical dots at the top right of the screen. Click on these points to proceed.

This will make two options appear, so select "Status Privacy" to continue.

Now you can check who can see your status posts currently. You can change the option you like, but it is recommended that you use “My Contacts” or “My Contacts except…”

If you choose “My contacts except…”, you can prevent some of the people on your contact list from viewing your posts.

With the desired option already selected, just use WhatsApp again. Of course you can change this setting at any time.

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