How to prevent all contacts added to whatsapp/viber?

smalltech

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I am going to buy my first smartphone samsung galaxy S4 android (first time smartphone user) and install and use whatsapp or viber.

I read that whatsapp/viber will automatically add all the whole contacts list and all my contacts who have whatsapps/viber will be able to see me on their phone.

I have many contacts that I am not close and seldom contact them, I do not want them to be added to whatsapp or viber. How can I do that?

I understand that there is a block function, but I do not want to use it to block them because if they are added to my whatsapp/viber and then after that I block them, I think they will know it because I have added them and I am never seen online on their whatsapps/viber. I do not want to add them at all and I do not want to appear on their whatsapp/viber app at all.

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Viber

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Hi,
This is an official representative of Viber Media.
I'm here to help. :)

There is no option to not add a user that in your contact list to Viber, the only option is to delete this user from the contact list. :/

In addition, there is not option to block a user, but we're looking into it and we might add such option to future versions of Viber.

For more questions or technical support, please visit our official HelpDesk.
Thanks,
Viber
 

BCUser5

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I'd really appreciate an option to be able to block certain contacts on Viber so they don't know I am online. Just because I have certain people in my contact list, doesn't mean I want to hear from them all the time. Seeing people you know on Viber increases the propensity that they will constantly message you.

The reason I downloaded Viber is to be able to stay in touch with certain people only without letting certain others know I am on Viber or deleting such contacts. How can this be made possible? There should be a hide/block option available.





 

Nikita Dhage

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Hi,

Actually i lost ma mob 2 months ago and then i blocked ma sim, but all of a sudden i could see ma whatsup status as last seen before few mins. I was wondering how could it be possible, and then i realized that i used to even use Viber application on ma smart phone which i have lost, and am scared that will someone miss use ma name on these 2 applications... Please help me out ...

 

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