This article provides a comprehensive guide on how to change the ‘Who can see my status updates’ setting in the WhatsApp mobile app. This setting allows users to maintain their privacy by controlling who can view their status updates. Users can choose from ‘My contacts’, ‘My contacts except…’, or ‘Only share with…’ options. The changes won’t affect previously sent updates.
This article explains how to change “Who can see my status updates” in WhatsApp on mobile devices.
WhatsApp is a popular cross-platform messaging app that allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share files, and more.
One can configure many settings with the WhatsApp app in Windows, including starting the WhatsApp app at login, turning read receipts on or off, turning notifications on or off, turning automatic downloads on or off, clearing and deleting chats, and more.
On mobile devices, you can turn the fingerprint lock feature on or off, turn disappearing messages on or off, turn last seen and online status on or off, silence unknown callers, add or remove people from blocked contacts, change who can add you to groups, turn conversation tones on or off, turn Send is enter on or off, turn ringtone on or off, turn high priority notifications on or off, and more, which are unavailable on the desktop.
You can change who can see your status updates when you use the mobile version. Your options are [My contacts], [My contacts except], and [Only share with]. When you select to only share with particular contacts, only those people will see your status update. Howerver, changing this setting won’t affect status updates you’ve already sent.
There could be various reasons why someone may want to change who can see their status updates in WhatsApp. Some people may want to maintain their privacy and only share their updates with a select group of contacts.
Others may want to limit who can see their status updates based on their sharing content. Additionally, some users may want to prevent certain contacts from seeing their status updates for personal reasons.
Whatever the reason, WhatsApp allows users to customize their privacy settings to suit their specific needs and preferences.
Change “Who can see my status updates” in WhatsApp
As mentioned above, users can select who sees their status updates in WhatsApp on mobile devices. This feature helps people to maintain their privacy and only share their updates with a select group of contacts.
Here’s how to do it.
First, open and launch the WhatsApp app on your mobile device.
When the app opens, click the Settings and More button (vertical dots) at the top right corner.
Then click Settings on the context menu.
On the Settings screen, select Privacy to expand it.
Next, select the “Status” tile on the Privacy settings page to expand it.
On the Status privacy setting page, select one of the following options:
- My contacts
- My contacts except…
- Only share with…
Selecting [My contacts except…] or [Share with only…] will prompt you to choose contacts from your contact list.
That should do it!
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