Right now, if you don’t want others to see your status and profile picture, WhatsApp does offer a dedicated feature in this regard, only that it applies to absolutely all contacts in your phone.
In other words, you can’t configure WhatsApp to show the status to some and hide it from others because the app only includes a global setting that applies to everybody.
At this point, this is pretty much the only privacy option regarding the status and profile picture, but according to a report from WABetaInfo, the company is now working on dealing with the whole thing by adding more options to hide your status.
Feature currently in the beta programread more)
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