How to Add, Edit, Delete WhatsApp Status + Privacy [Step By Step Guide]

At times you want to convey your message to someone without saying it to them directly, or you want to share a video, photo, or text with your WhatsApp contacts that’s where the WhatsApp status feature comes for your help. WhatsApp launched this cool feature on February 24, 2017, after seeing the success of Snapchat and Facebook Stories.

WhatsApp Status feature allows you to share cool stuff with your friends and family for a limited time of 24 hrs and after that time that status will be automatically deleted.

Although it is very straight forward, How to upload a status on WhatsApp? is a very commonly asked question on the web So let’s find an answer to this and many more questions like how do we add, delete, edit privacy settings of WhatsApp Status, etc.

How to upload an image on WhatsApp Status?

Adding an image as WhatsApp Status is pretty easy, you just need to follow this step by step guide:

  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Tap on “Status”
  3. Tap on “My status” at the top left OR Tap on Green Camera Icon at the bottom right.
    How to upload an Image as WhatsApp Status
  4. Take a photo by tapping on a white circle at the bottom or if you want to upload it from the gallery then slide up on the screen.
    How to upload an Image as WhatsApp Status - Camera
  5. Select the photo by Tapping on it.
  6. Add a caption in the bottom or apply any filter by swiping up.
  7. Tap on the Green button at the bottom right.
    How to upload an Image as WhatsApp Status - Upload
  8. Done. The status will stay up for 24 hrs.

How to upload a video on WhatsApp Status?

Steps of adding video on WhatsApp Status are the same as adding an Image/Photo:

  1. Tap on “Status” Tab.
  2. Tap on “My status” on the top left.
  3. Keep Pressing the white circle at the bottom to record the video or upload existing video by swiping up the screen.
  4. Select the video you want to upload (Remember, you can upload only 30-sec video as a status).
  5. Add a caption (if you want to).
  6. Tap on the Green Button at the bottom.
  7. Done.

How to add a Text Status on WhatsApp?

Sometimes you need to share something in a text format you can do so by following this guide:

  1. Tap on “Status” Tab.
  2. Tap on Pencil Icon at the bottom right.
    How to add a Text as WhatsApp Status
  3. Type your Status (You can add an Emoji, change the Background color or Font Style at the bottom left).
  4. Tap on the Green button at the bottom right.
    How to add a Text as WhatsApp Status - Upload
  5. Done. You have successfully uploaded a Text WhatsApp Status for 24 hrs.

How to check who viewed my Status on WhatsApp?

Now you are done with WhatsApp Status update and want to see who has viewed your status till now and when. You can do so by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to the “Status” Tab.
  2. Tap on 3 dots in front of “My status”.
    How to check who viewed my status
  3. Tap on the status.
  4. Swipe up the screen.
  5. Now you can see the viewers along with the time.
    How to check who viewed my status - viewers

How to delete the Status on WhatsApp?

Deleting a WhatsApp Status is pretty simple, follow these steps to do that:

  1. Once again, go to the “Status” Tab
  2. Tap on 3 dots in front of “My status”
    How to check who viewed my status
  3. Tap on 3 dots in front of your status
  4. Then tap on Delete
    How to Delete a WhatsApp Status

How do I change my status privacy on WhatsApp?

You have full control over your WhatsApp Status privacy. This means if you want to hide it from some specific contacts or share it with only limited contacts you can do so by following some simple steps. By default status privacy is set to all your contacts, which means everybody who is in your contact list can see your status.

  1. Go to Status Tab.
  2. Tap on 3 dots at the top right corner.
  3. Tap on “Status Privacy“.
    How to change privacy settings of WhatsApp Status
  4. Here you will find 3 options, choose the right one:
    • My Contacts
      This option is selected by default which means everyone in your contact list will be able to see your status
    • My Contacts Except…
      By choosing this option you can prevent any contact from seeing your status. Contacts selected here won’t be able to see your Status.
    • Only Share with…
      If you want to show your status to only some specific contacts this option is for you. For Example, you have hundreds of contacts and you want to show your status to only some contacts then you can choose those contacts here.
      Whatsapp Status Privacy Settings
  5. Click on Done.

That’s all you need to know to manage your WhatsApp Status. If you have any confusion please ask in the comment section and also let us know if this step by step guide helped you in any way. For more such guides please check our How to Section. See you next time…

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