How to Hide Contacts on Whatsapp
You may want to hide some of your contacts from appearing in Whatsapp. You may have contacts that you don’t wish to have access to anymore, or contacts that you don’t want others to see when they look at your contacts list. Whatever your reason, this guide will show you how you can easily hide contacts on Whatsapp.
Step 1: Access your Contacts list
Firstly, open Whatsapp and tap on the “Contacts” tab at the bottom. This will display your full contact list.
Step 2: Choose the contacts you want to hide
Now select the contacts that you want to hide from appearing in your contacts list.
Step 3: Access the settings on the contact
Tap on the contact and scroll down to access the settings. Once in the settings, you can toggle the “Show contact in Whatsapp” setting off.
Now return to your contacts list by tapping on the “Contacts” tab. Your chosen contact should no longer appear in the list.
Tips on Hiding Contacts on Whatsapp
- Avoid deleting contacts: You don’t need to delete the contacts you want to hide. Just turn off the “Show contact in Whatsapp” toggle to hide them.
- Muting Chats: Muting chats can also help you from receiving notifications from contacts in the future.
- Unhiding contacts: If you decide to unhide the contacts again, follow the same steps in this guide and toggle the “Show contact in Whatsapp” setting back on.
So that’s it! Following this guide, you should now know how to successfully hide contacts on Whatsapp.
2. Is there a way to hide contacts only from certain chats?
Unfortunately, there is not a way to hide contacts from specific chats. However, you can hide contacts from all chats by changing the settings of your app. To do this, go to “Settings -> Contacts”, then turn off the “Show Contacts in Chat” toggle. This will prevent any contacts from showing up in any chat conversations.
1. What are the steps to hiding contacts from appearing in Whatsapp?
1. Open WhatsApp and go to the Chats tab.
2. Tap the Menu button and select Contacts.
3. Select the contact you want to hide.
4. Tap the More Options icon at the top right corner of your screen.
5. Tap Hide contact.
6. Confirm by tapping Hide contact again.
You can check if a contact is hidden by going to the ‘Contacts’ tab in your WhatsApp app. If you’re unable to find the contact in your Contacts list, it’s likely that they have been hidden.
To access your hidden contacts in WhatsApp, first go to Chats then to Settings. From there, select the Contacts tab, then select the Hidden Contacts tab. Your hidden contacts will be listed here and you can select to open each conversation.
4. Is there a difference between hiding and blocking contacts on Whatsapp?
Yes. Hiding contacts on WhatsApp will hide the contact’s last seen, profile photo, and status from you, but the contact will still be able to see your profile photo, last seen, and status. Blocking contacts on WhatsApp will prevent both parties from seeing each other’s last seen, profile photo, and status. Additionally, the blocked contact will not be able to call or message you, or add you to their WhatsApp group.
How do I recover deleted contacts on Whatsapp?
Unfortunately, there is no way to recover deleted contacts on WhatsApp. Once a contact has been deleted, it cannot be restored. If you need to re-add the contact, you can ask them to add you back as a contact.