How to change whatsapp status privacy settings android phone

WhatsApp introduce a new feature to share your WhatsApp status update with your contacts list or only share with specific contacts from your phone address book. This change WhatsApp status privacy settings android phone or tablet won’t affect status updates that already sent to contacts. Using WhatsApp privacy settings, you can share or hide WhatsApp status to some particular contacts from your list.

This new feature of WhatsApp status update, you can share videos, live photos and live animated GIFs photos with your contacts that disappear after 24 hours. Follow below given steps to change WhatsApp status privacy settings android phone or tablet devices.


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2 different ways to change WhatsApp status privacy settings android phone or tablet

1st Way:

Step 1: Open “WhatsApp” app on your android phone or tablet

Tap more to WhatsApp settings phone

Step 2: Tap on “Three vertical dots / Menu” icon from top of the right side corner

Settings in WhatsApp app android phone

Step 3: Tap on “Settings

account settings in WhatsApp application

Step 4: Touch “Account

Privacy settings in WhatsApp android phone

Step 5: Tap on “Privacy” under account section

WhatsApp status settings android phone

Step 6: Tap on “Status

You can show below three options.

My contacts: All your WhatsApp contacts see you status update

My contacts exceptions: It will hide WhatsApp status update from selected contacts

Only Share with: Share WhatsApp status update with specific contact

change whatsapp status privacy settings android

Step 7: Choose from above given options to set WhatsApp status privacy settings on your device.

2nd Way: Short tick to change whatsapp status privacy settings android device

Step 1: Open “WhatsApp” app on your device

Tap on status screen in WhatsApp

Step 2: Tap on “Status screen

Step 3: Touch “three vertical dots” from top of the right side screen

WhatsApp status privacy settings android phone

Step 4: Tap on “Status privacy

You can view below screen on your device.

Step 5: Choose from above given options

Now using this feature, you can control who can see your WhatsApp status updates in privacy settings. Share all off your day activity with your contacts.

Did you find above steps helpful to change WhatsApp status privacy settings android phone? If you have any kind if trouble, let us know on below comment box. Share this new WhatsApp Status tricks with friends.

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