How to Stop Seeing Whatsapp Status

You might have seen several people constantly sending status updates over apps like WhatsApp. There are text messages, videos, GIFs, or images. Now when it comes to liking the feature we have a mixed bag. Some people hate it and then others don’t like it at all.

stop seeing whatsapp status

The status tab can be seen between the calls and chats tab. You will be able to see a different status that you contact be it your friends, family members, or acquaintances. You also have the choice of putting a status for yourself as well!

The updates of such status can be seen for 24 hours after which it disappears automatically.  In case this sounded familiar the answer is that because it is. Since the time Snapchat had gained popularity, all of the apps owned by Facebook have also had got inspired by it. A similar feature was added to Instagram, Messenger, and Whatsapp for clearly inevitable as well. 

But there were some issues with it.

Since the time the feature had been introduced, people had also been looking for ways by which they can just disable it. There can be several reasons for it and one of them is even the fact that the status page can get addictive in itself.

Once you get in the habit of checking the status of your friends, it just becomes a habit and you will feel trapped after a point. The notification dot that you see above, does manage to catch the attention whenever there is a new story coming up.

And now we have some ways for making sure that we don’t see the WhatsApp statuses.

How to Stop Seeing Whatsapp Status

Here is a simple guide that will take a few minutes of your time and very quickly you will be able to step the WhatsApp status view from your phone.

Step 1: Open your phone and go to WhatsApp.

Step 2: Now on the phone go to settings. Then tap on Apps.

Step 3: In your app list, scroll and go to WhatsApp and click over it.

Step 4: Now in the list, you see, tap on Permission.

Step 5: Just disable the access permission for contacts and your work is done!

If you wish to enable the status on WhatsApp once again, just follow the steps above and enable the option again. Keep in mind that the status that you have received already is going to be seen until the time it gets expired. However, you won’t be able to see the status updates anymore after that!

Final Thoughts:

This is a simple guide and you can see that stopping the status from being viewed is so easy. The status option can get disturbing where you get addicted to the feature. It can impact your everyday work productivity as social media in general tends to take a lot of attention as well. Make sure that you follow the steps we mentioned above, and you won’t be seeing any more of the WhatsApp status.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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