The following image shows that a WhatsApp group admin (first in the list) has three smiles but his name is not shown.

This name is not visible only to me while other members of the group are able to see three smilies as well as his name.

Firstly, I thought that he blocked me, but this isn't the case, because if it were so then I wasn't able to see whether he is online or offline and his about which is three smiles. The name was visible to me but it disappeared.

Why are other people seeing his name as well as three smiles while I am seeing only smilies but not his name? How did he make only his name disappeared only for me?


It is because your contact may not be added in his phone from which he is using whatsapp and he has set privacy option for about as show only to my contacts.

  • Settings>Account>Privacy>About – mayank1513 Nov 4 '18 at 11:19
  • I know he hasn't saved my contact. He also hasn't saved the contacts of other member's number, but his name is visible to other but not visible to me only. – Gagan Saggu Nov 4 '18 at 13:01
  • Hmmm. That means you have saved his contact. Delete his contact and you will see his default name in the group. – mayank1513 Nov 4 '18 at 13:19
  • No I haven't saved his number never ever. As I mentioned, his name was visible to me for few days after I joined the group but later the name of first admin disappeared only for me. – Gagan Saggu Nov 4 '18 at 13:50

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