WhatsApp has made some changes in recent updates. One of the most significant new features to have arrived on WhatsApp is the new WhatsApp Status. Here see how you can use the new WhatsApp Status feature, set privacy controls on them, and select you can view them.
This new WhatsApp Status feature is similar to what you might have already used on Snapchat in the form of Snapchat stories. With this feature you can share you current status by using photos and videos, which your WhatsApp contacts can see. This new features becomes even more fun to use if you know how to use two WhatsApp accounts on one mobile with one phone number.
However, there is one concern shared by all WhatsApp users and that’s who gets to see your WhatsApps status and how to control who to share it with. Well, WhatsApp developers thought this through for you as the new feature comes with controls that allows you to set the privacy levels for your WhatsApps status or stories very easily. See the simple steps that you are required to set privacy and select who can view your WhatsApp status and stories.
How to Set the Privacy of WhatsApp Status and Stories
Step 1 – Open WhatsApp.
Step 2 – Tap on Status tab.
Step 3 – Here, find a Privacy button and tap on it.
Step 4 – Now you will see different privacy settings for your WhatsApp Status. By default, My Contacts option is enabled which means only your contacts can see your WhatsApp Status and Stories. You can change these two follow options:
- My Contacts Except: Select this option if you wish to share WhatsApp Status with all contacts except those you manually pick to hide it from.
- Only Share With: This one is self explanatory. Choosing this option will share your WhatsApp status with only those contacts you authorize.
Step 5 – Select your preferred option from the three.
Step 6 – That’s all.
You have now set the privacy to share WhatsApp status / stories with authorized contacts only. You can later change the settings from the same Privacy page by following the above steps.
If you don’t see WhatsApp Status feature on the version installed on your device, make sure to update the app to the latest version or wait for the new update with this feature as it’s not available everywhere yet. Share your experience with this feature in the comments section below.