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Remove a contact from Status

You can remove any contact from your Status contact list. In Status, you need to add people as contacts to start a conversation. After you remove a Status contact, neither you nor your contact can send new messages to each other.

What to expect

  • Removing a contact from Status removes the identity verification associated with that contact but not their reputation (trusted or untrusted).
  • After you remove a contact, your direct messages with them remain. To delete these messages, delete the chat.
  • A user not on your contact list can still see your profile and send you a contact request. To prevent this, you can [block the user][block-someone-in-status].


Status doesn't access or use your phone's contact list. When you remove a contact from Status who is also on your phone's contact list, that person stays on your list.

Remove a contact

  1. From the tab bar, tap Messages.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. In your contact list, search for the contact you want to remove.
  4. Tap More options next to the contact.
  5. Select Remove from contacts.
  1. From the navigation sidebar, click Messages.
  2. In your contacts sidebar, click the contact you want to remove.
  3. At the top of the content area, click More options and select View profile.
  4. In the profile dialog, click More options and select Remove contact.
  5. Click Confirm.