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8 Ways to Fix Whatsapp Status Not Showing

by Subham Raj
8 Ways to Fix Whatsapp Status Not Showing

Are you tired of your WhatsApp status not showing up for your friends and family? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people have faced this issue, but now no more. Today we’re going to share some easy yet effective ways to fix this problem and get the status of your loved ones back where it belongs – on display to see effortlessly. Let’s take a look at how to fix WhatsApp status not showing on your Android and iOS smartphones.

1. Check Muted Status

If you have muted someone by mistake, this might be why you cannot view someone’s WhatsApp Status. In that case, let’s take a look at the steps to unmute a person on WhatsApp on Android and iOS.

iOS

1. Navigate to WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap to open it.

2. Navigate to the status tab and then tap on Muted Updates.

3. Long press on the status of the person (if you have muted anyone).

WhatsApp Statuses on iOS

4. Now tap on Unmute.

5. Again tap on Unmute to unmute the person’s WhatsApp status. Now the person’s WhatsApp status will be visible to you.

Unmuting Someone's Status on WhatsApp iOS

Android

1. Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone.

2. Navigate to the Status tab and then tap on Muted updates.

3. Long press on the person’s status (if you have muted someone).

WhatsApp Statuses on Android

4. Now tap on Unmute. And now the status of that person will be visible to you.

Unmute Someone's Status on WhatsApp Android

2. Check Blocked Contacts (For Other Person Also)

WhatsApp doesn’t allow status for blocked contacts, so it’s better to check the blocked contacts list on your WhatsApp or the other person’s WhatsApp whose status isn’t showing. Let’s take a look at how to find the blocked contacts list on WhatsApp on Android and iOS devices, and how to unblock someone.

iOS

1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap on the Settings tab.

2. Tap on Privacy.

3. Tap on Blocked.

WhatsApp Settings on iOS

4. Now tap on Edit near the top right corner of the screen.

5. Tap on – (remove) button.

Blocked Contacts List WhatsApp iOS

6. Tap on Unblock to unblock the contact. After unblocking the next status posted by the person will appear in your WhatsApp Status tab.

Unblocking Someone on WhatsApp iOS

Android

1. Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone and tap on the kebab menu (three dots).

2. Tap on Settings.

WhatsApp Home on Android

3. Tap on Privacy to open privacy settings.

4. Now tap on Blocked contacts.

WhatsApp Privacy Settiings on Android

5. Tap on the person/contact (if you have blocked any).

6. Now tap on Unblock. And the next status posted by the person will appear in your Status tab.

Blocked Contacts List WhatsApp Android

3. Delete Contact and Save Again

Another reason why WhatsApp status is not visible. Sometimes, a quick delete and saving contact back again can fix the status not showing on WhatsApp problem. Let’s take a look at how to delete and save contacts back again on Android and iOS.

iOS

1. Open the contacts app on your iPhone and tap on the contact whose WhatsApp status is not showing.

2. Tap on Edit.

Contacts App on iOS

3. Scroll down the contacts page and tap on Delete Contact.

4. Tap on Delete Contact to confirm the deletion.

Deleting a Contact on iOS

Once you’ve deleted the contact let’s take a look at how to add the contact back again.

5. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone and tap on the + (add new) button near the top right corner.

6. Fill in the contact details and tap on Done to save the contact. After this whenever the person posts a new status on WhatsApp, it should be visible to you.

Adding a New Contact on iOS

Android

1. Open the Contacts app on your Android smartphone and tap on the contact whose status isn’t showing.

2. Tap on the kebab menu (three dots).

Contacts App on Android

3. Tap on Delete.

4. A pop-up will appear, tap on Delete again to confirm the deletion of the contact.

Deleting a Contact on Android

Once you’ve deleted the contact, let’s take a look at how to add a contact on your Android smartphone.

5. Open the Contacts app on your smartphone and tap on the floating + button.

6. Fill in the contact details, then tap on Save to save the contact on your phone.

Saving a Contact on Android

After adding a contact, you can do a quick contacts refresh in WhatsApp. Let’s take a look at the steps to do so.

7. Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone and tap on the new chat/message button.

8. Tap on the kebab menu.

WhatsApp Contacts on Android

9. Now tap on Refresh. And the next time this contact posts a status, it should be visible to you.

Refreshing WhatsApp Contacts on Android

Quick Tip: How to Start or Create WhatsApp Community on iOS and Android.

4. Ask Other Person to Review Their Status Privacy Settings

People tend to change their WhatsApp status privacy settings and forget. So if you are excluded from the status-sharing list, you won’t be able to view other person’s statuses. In that case, you can ask him/her to review their WhatsApp status privacy settings. Here are the steps to do so.

iOS

1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap on the Status tab.

2. Tap on Privacy near the top left corner of the screen.

3. Tap on My Contacts to select it. After applying this Status Privacy setting on their smartphone, whenever the other person posts a next status update, it will be visible to you.

WhatsApp Status Privacy Settings iOS

Android

1. Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone and tap on the Status tab.

2. Tap on the kebab menu (three dots).

3. Now tap on Status privacy.

WhatsApp Status Tab on Android

4. Tap on My contacts to select it. After applying this setting on their smartphone, when the other person posts the status it will be visible to you.

WhatsApp Status Privacy Settings on Android

5. Message the Person on Whatsapp

Sometimes, we add someone new to our contact list and are unable to see their status updates. WhatsApp says it can happen if the person hasn’t messaged you before which is why you are not seeing their WhatsApp status. To overcome this, you can ask the person to message you for the first time on WhatsApp. Let’s take a look at the steps to do so.

iOS

1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the New Chat button near the top right corner of the screen.

3. Tap on the person’s contact who is unable to view your status updates.

WhatsApp New Chat on iOS

4. Type a message and then tap Send.

Messaging Someone on WhatsApp on iOS

Android

1. Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone and tap on the New Chat button near the bottom right corner of the screen.

2. Tap on the search/magnifying glass icon to search for the contact.

WhatsApp New Message on Android

3. Type the name of the contact who is unable to view your status updates. Once the result appears tap on it.

4. Type a message and then press Send.

Messaging Someone on WhatsApp on Android

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6. Force Stop and Reboot

If WhatsApp status is still not showing on your Android or iOS, you can try to force-stop the application and reboot your phone once. Let’s take a look at how to do so.

iOS

1. Swipe up and hold from the bottom of your iPhone to open the App Switcher. If you have older iPhones double-press the home button to open the App Switcher.

2. Swipe up on WhatsApp to force close it.

Force Closing an App on iOS

4. Now long press the side button and any of the volume buttons to show the power options. If you have an old iPhone, just long press the power button to show the power options.

5. Now slide to power off your iPhone. After a couple of minutes turn your iPhone back on and check if the WhatsApp status of the other person is showing or not.

Power Options on iOS

Android

1. Locate WhatsApp on your Android smartphone and long press on it.

2. Tap on the “i” to open the app info.

App Drawer Android

3. On the App info page, tap on Force stop.

4. Now tap on OK to stop WhatsApp.

Force Stop WhatsApp Android

5. After force-stopping WhatsApp, long press the power button on your Android smartphone to reveal the power options.

6. Tap on Restart. After restarting, the WhatsApp status of the other person should be visible.

Note: If you are using a Samsung Galaxy phone, long press the power button and any of the volume buttons simultaneously to reveal the power options.

Power Options on Android

7. Try WhatsApp Web

Still unable to view someone’s WhatsApp status on your phone? You should give WhatsApp Web a try. Let’s take a look at how to open WhatsApp web.

1. Open web.whatsapp.com in the choice of your browser.

2. Scan the QR code with the help of your smartphone to sign in/link your device.

WhatsApp Web QR Code Scanning

Tip: If you are on iOS go to Settings > Linked Devices > Link a Device to scan the QR code. If you are on an Android, go to the Chats tab first then go to the kebab menu > Linked devices > Link a device to scan the QR code.

3. Now click on the Status icon to view the statuses.

WhatsApp Web

8. Update WhatsApp

You can also try updating WhatsApp if you’re still unable to view other person’s statuses. This might be a temporary bug, which usually gets fixed with an update. Let’s learn how to update WhatsApp on Android and iOS devices.

iOS

1. Open the App Store on your iPhone and tap on your profile picture.

2. See if WhatsApp is present in the update list or not. If yes, tap on Update All to update WhatsApp along with all other apps on your iPhone.

Updating Apps on iOS

3. Once WhatsApp is updated, tap on Done.

App being Updated on App Store on iOS

Android

1. Open the Play Store on your Android smartphone and tap on the search bar.

2. Type WhatsApp and tap on the result.

Play Store on Android

3. Tap on WhatsApp.

4. Check if there’s any update available or not, if yes tap on Update to update WhatsApp.

Updating WhatsApp on Android

Goodbye to WhatsApp Status Headaches

WhatsApp status is a good way to stay updated on what your friends are doing. While they are short-lived, they are an important way to communicate in the modern world.

WhatsApp status not showing on Android or iOS smartphones might sound like a small issue but can be a frustrating one to solve. But with the help of the solutions mentioned above, you will get your WhatsApp status back up and running in no time.

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