When you upload a photo or video as your status update in WhatsApp, it can be seen by everyone. However, WhatsApp also provides the option to show status update to one person or only to certain selected Contacts.
Show WhatsApp Status to One Person Only
As mentioned above, when you upload a photo or video to your status update in WhatsApp, it can be seen by all your Contacts, before it gets automatically deleted by WhatsApp.
However, this default setting in not suitable if you are trying to use the status update to announce a birthday, wedding or a special occasion in the family.
In such cases, you may not want your personal or family photos to be seen by those who are not a part of your family or close circle of friends.
Hence, WhatsApp provides the option to show such personal status updates only to specific or certain selected Contacts. If required, you can even limit your WhatsApp status update to one special person.
1. Show WhatsApp Status Update to One Person on iPhone
If you are on iPhone, you can follow the steps below to Show WhatsApp Status to one person and prevent everyone else from seeing your status update.
1. Open WhatsApp > tap on Settings tab in bottom menu.
2. From the Settings screen, navigate to Privacy > Status and select Only Share With…. option.
3. On the next screen, select the Contact or Person that you want to see your status update to and tap on Done.
After this setting, only the selected Contact or Person will be able to see the Photo or Video that you upload as your status update in WhatsApp.
2. Show WhatsApp Status Update to One Person On Android Phone
Follow the steps below to Show WhatsApp Status Update to one person or someone special.
1. Open WhatsApp > tap on 3-dots Menu icon (top-right corner) and select Settings in the drop-down menu.
2. From the Settings screen, navigate to Account > Privacy > Status and tap on Only share with…. option.
3. On the next screen, select the Person that you want to see your Status Update.
This ensures that your personal or private personal photos that you upload to your Status Update in WhatsApp can only be seen by this selected Contact.