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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CarrieT, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. CarrieT

    CarrieT Lurker
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    I joined Whatsapp solely because others in a group I belong to use it and it would make it awkward for them if I didn't. I immediately uninstalled it when I saw that all the people in my contacts list who are on Whatsapp suddenly became visible to me which means that I also became visible as a Whatsapp user to those whose contacts list I am in. I have very good reasons for not wanting certain family members on my contacts list to be able to contact me or know anything about me but have to keep them in my contacts in case I need to contact them in extremis, and I know I am still in their contacts lists. Hence, I don't want them seeing that I am on Whatsapp. Is there any way I can use the app without them seeing I am on it?
     


    #1 CarrieT, Sep 2, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2021

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Go into WhatsApp Settings > Privacy > and check "Nobody" in the options.
     
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  3. CarrieT

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    Thank you - would that stop all my contacts from seeing I have Whatsapp or could I just apply it to a few?
     
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It has various options in the Status privacy. ...
    My contacts.
    My contacts except...
    Only share with...


    So you can apply it to as many or as few as you like.
     
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  5. CarrieT

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    Thanks, that's very helpful.
     
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