Check out how to mute a contact's Status on WhatsApp

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When muting a contact's Status on WhatsApp, that person's updates no longer appear at the top of the post list. To see them, it is necessary to scroll to the posts of those who are blocked.

The Status function arrived in the messenger in February 2022 and works very similarly to Instagram Stories. The feature allows the publication of text, photos, videos and animated GIFs, which are only live for 24 hours.

In 2022, the tool reached the mark of 500 million daily active users. According to the company, in order to see a person's updates and for them to also see yours, both must be saved in each other's cell phone contact list.



If you want to stop following someone's posts in the app, check out below how to mute the Status of a WhatsApp contact on Android and iPhone. In case you regret it, we also explain how to undo the process.

How to Mute WhatsApp Contact Status on Android and iPhone

To perform the procedure below, you must have the WhatsApp application installed on your Android smartphone or iPhone. The process is quite similar on both operating systems.

1. Open WhatsApp;

2. Touch above to below Status to view your contacts' posts;

3. On Android, tap and hold for a few seconds the post of the person you want to mute the status. On the iPhone, swipe it to the left;

4. Then tap on the option Silence.

Done, the user is automatically added to the list of muted updates.

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How to Remove a WhatsApp Status Update from Silent Mode on Android and iPhone

If you've regretted it and want to see posts from a muted contact again, the reversal process is quite simple.


1. Open WhatsApp;

2. Touch above to below Status to view your contacts' posts and scroll down until you see the section Muted updates;

3. On Android, press the status of the contact you want to remove from silent mode for a few seconds. On iPhone, drag it to the left;

4. Finish the process in reactivate notifications, on Android, or on do not silencenot iPhone.

How to change your Status privacy

It is common to have very different contacts on WhatsApp, ranging from friends and family to co-workers and bosses. Therefore, before publishing a photo or video as a Status, it is common to be careful so that it is not compromising.


However, you can only show your updates to those closest to you and be as relaxed as you want. On Android, go to the tab Status and click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner. Then choose status privacy.

On iPhone, go to the Status and tap Privacy, in the upper left corner. Now the step is the same on both operating systems. You need to select who can see your updates: all your contacts or the contacts except certain people.


If you choose the second option, a list will be displayed, in which you must mark those from whom you want to hide posts. When finished, just tap the check sign (✓) at the bottom of the screen.

It is also possible to do the opposite: hide the contents from everyone and show them only to a select group. To do this, tap on the item share only with and, from the list, select who will be able to see your posts.

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