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How to edit privacy settings of WhatsApp status (step-by-step)

Do you want to edit privacy settings of WhatsApp status?

By default, WhatsApp sets your privacy settings to allow:

  • Any WhatsApp user to see your read receipts, last seen, about and profile photo.
  • Your contacts to see your status updates.

Here’s are the easy step-by-step how to edit privacy settings of WhatsApp status:

  1. Once again, naturally, open WhatsApp.
  2. Go to Status and tap on the Three dots menu icon on the top right, and tap on Status privacy.
  3. Alternatively, you can tap on the menu button in the main chats screen and open Settings > Account > Privacy > Status.
  4. There are three options here, My contacts, which is all your contacts; My contacts except.., which lets you pick contacts to exclude; and Only share with.., which lets you pick contacts to share with.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you don’t share your last seen, you won’t be able to see other people’s last seen.
  • There is no way to hide when you are online or typing.
  • If you turn off read receipts, you won’t be able to see read receipts from other people. Read receipts are always sent for group chats.
  • If a contact has disabled read receipts, you will not be able to see that they have viewed your status update.