Are you also facing Whatsapp Status not Showing Issue? Many people are asking me why the status of their friends is not visible for them even if they saved their number in the contacts. It is not an issue or a technical problem. The answer is simple, ‘your friend doesn’t have your number saved in their contacts.’ As per WhatsApp privacy, our status can only be made available to those who are in our contacts.
Before proceeding, you should know that WhatsApp is based on your actual phone number. So if you chat with someone, your WhatsApp number will be visible to that person. Similarly, the number of the other person will be visible to you also. So, in short, WhatsApp will show your phone number to the other person. So keep that in mind and make sure you are not using your phone number for WhatsApp if you are so concerned with privacy. You can find your WhatsApp number from the profile. Just click on your profile picture, and your number will be shown below the profile photo and name.
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WhatsApp Privacy Settings
If you check the privacy settings in your WhatsApp (Open WhatsApp and click on menu. Then goto, settings >> accounts >> privacy >> status), you can see only 3 options.
- My Contacts
- My contacts expect…
- Only share with…
The first option will let you make your status available to all the numbers saved in your contact, who have WhatsApp account.
The second option will let you make it available to all the numbers in your contact except the selected people.
The third option is mostly some private mode, and you can select only those who like it so that people can only see your status.
So as we mentioned, WhatsApp does not have an option to make your status available to the public. So you can only see it if your friend has your number saved in their contact. It does not have any relation whether or not you have their number saved on your contact.
Regarding this same matter, a second question comes from many users. If it is like the way mentioned above, then why they can see the profile picture of their friend if they don’t have your number in their contacts.
It is also different and not related to the status. One more time, you can check WhatsApp status privacy settings (Open the WhatsApp on your phone, click on the menu. From the list goto, settings >> accounts >> privacy >> profile photo), here you can see 3 options.
- My Contacts
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Everyone – If it is set in this option, anyone who has WhatsApp can see your profile photo, no need to save the number in the contact.
My Contacts – It is the privacy mode, and in this option, your profile picture will only be visible to those numbers saved in your contact.
Nobody – Here, your profile picture is hidden, and only you can see it; no other person can see it.
So in general, WhatsApp status by default (once an account created first) is set to My Contacts and profile picture to Everybody. It can be changed at any time if you need it. The above method mostly works in all the cases; however, for some users, the status is still not available for their friends, or their friend’s status is not available for them. In this case, before reinstalling or hard resetting the application, try refreshing the contact from WhatsApp from your and your friend’s handsets.
One more thing to be noted is that WhatsApp offers an option to send messages to other WhatsApp users without even saving the number, In that case, if you receive a message, you won’t be able to view the profile picture as well Status.
If that also doesn’t work, there is one more step. You need to remove and add the google account in which your contacts were synced. If you are not sure how to resync your contact with google account, please check the article.
FAQ Related to WhatsApp Status Showing Issue
Following are some frequently asked questions by our readers regarding WhatsApp Status.
Can someone who didn’t save my number see my WhatsApp status?
No, WhatsApp status is only available to the saved numbers in your contact. So, If any WhatsApp user who didn’t save your number can’t see your Status on their WhatsApp.
How to know if my Whatsapp status is seen by unsaved number
As mentioned above, in a usual scenario, WhatsApp status won’t be available for unsaved numbers. So no need to worry about the issue. Your status won’t be visible to anyone other than the one in your contact.
Why the Whatsapp status Suddenly Disappeared?
Some WhatsApp users reported the issue multiple times. If a Whatsapp status Suddenly Disappeared, it means that the user who posted the status deleted it. One more reason is the expiry time. All the WhatsApp status gets disappeared after 24hrs.
How to know if someone saved your number on WhatsApp?
There is no direct option to check whether a person saved your number on WhatsApp. But we can check it by WhatsApp status. To do so, save the number you are looking to test in your contact. Next, Post a WhatsApp status in your account (make sure your WhatsApp status privacy settings to Contact or Everyone). In the next 24hrs, you can see whoever saw your WhatsApp status. For example, if the person mentioned above/contact viewed your Status on WhatsApp, we could ensure that your number is saved on their WhatsApp Contact.
How to set Whatsapp status privacy only share with Contacts?
It was mentioned above in the Steps. Open WhatsApp, and click menu, then goto settings >> accounts >> privacy >> status. From there, set the option to My Contact. Now, your status will be visible to your contact only.
Who Can See My Status on WhatsApp?
Your WhatsApp status will be visible to those whose phone number is saved in your phone, and at the same time, they should save your number in their phone book also. As said above, you can set the privacy as Selected Contact or All Contacts.
Can I Set Status only to a specific Whatsapp Friend List?
Yes, While setting the status privacy, you can select a particular contact and the contacts you wish to make your status visible. So that only your specific WhatsApp friends from your contact list can see the status.
How to see WhatsApp status?
Open WhatsApp on your mobile and click on the Status Tab. There you can see all the new and already viewed WhatsApp statuses. All viewed status will be listed under Viewed Updates, and all the latest WhatsApp status that is yet to be viewed will be listed under Recent Updates. Click on each so that you can see the WhatsApp status.
Why WhatsApp DP Not Showing to Me?
If the DP/Profile picture is not showing, it is not related to the status. But most probably related to privacy. That particular person/contact might not show the DP with you. It can also happen due to contact sync issues.
How to See Hidden Status on WhatsApp?
Suppose anyone set the privacy to a specific contact. Then, those contact only can see the WhatsApp status. And if you are not within the particular contact list, unfortunately, there is no option to view the Status. So, there is no trick involved in viewing a hidden WhatsApp Status.