How do I configure my privacy settings?

Last seen, profile picture and status

By default, WhatsApp will automatically set your privacy settings to allow any WhatsApp user to view your last seen, profile photo and status. If you don't share your last seen, you won't be able to see other peoples' last seen. Please note there is no way to hide your online status.

To change these settings, simply go to WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy.

You can set the following options separately for last seen, profile photo and/or status.

Everyone

Your last seen, profile photo and/or status will be available to all WhatsApp users.

My Contacts

Your last seen, profile photo and/or status will be available to the contacts from your address book only.

Nobody

Your last seen, profile photo and/or status will not be available to anyone.

Blocked list

To block any contacts that are stored in your phone, tap on Blocked in your privacy settings. For more information on blocking contacts, see this FAQ.

Read Receipts

You can turn off the Read Receipts feature such that you will not send Read Receipts for the messages you receive, nor will you see Read Receipts for the messages you send. For more information, see this FAQ.

Learn about privacy settings on: Android | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

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WhatsApp Support Team