How to hide your status from someone on WhatsApp on Android

This tutorial will show you step by step how to hide your status updates from someone on WhatsApp on an Android phone.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

WhatsApp Status allows you to share text, photos, videos and animated GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It's the same as Facebook and Instagram stories.

Hide your status updates from someone on WhatsApp on Android

1. Open the WhatsApp app.

2. Tap on Status.

Open WhatsApp Status

3. Tap on the menu button.

How the menu button looks like, differs per smartphone. The image below shows a few examples of menu buttons.

WhatsApp menu buttons on Android phones

4. Tap on Status privacy.

Open WhatsApp Status privacy settings

5. Tap on My contacts except....

WhatsApp Status privacy settings

A list with all your contacts will appear.

6. Tap on the contact you want to hide your status updates for.

Select the contact you want to hide your WhatsApp status updates for

Note: You can also select multiple contacts.

7. Tap on the save (check mark) button at the bottom of the screen.

Save WhatsApp Status privacy setting

Your WhatsApp status updates will now be hidden for the selected contact(s).

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