WhatsApp, Facebook's popular messaging app, has several important privacy and security features, including an end-to-end encryption screen Locking, reading receipts and confirmation in two steps. If you're a keen WhatsApp user, you'll be glad to know that there are other privacy features you might not know, such as: For example, hide your profile photo from other users.
For the most part you probably do not mind Others see your profile photo on WhatsApp, but you may have a problem with strangers, even certain contacts, who have access to your photo for whatever reason (stalking, avoiding drama, etc.) , Thankfully, with WhatsApp, you can show your profile photo to anyone, just your contacts, or anyone. There is also a workaround that allows you to hide your profile photo from individual contacts on both your iPhone and your Android phone.
Below are some screenshots of what your profile photo looks like when hidden from other WhatsApp users. Instead of your photo, a gray avatar will appear in your profile and conversations.
Option 1: Show your profile photo only to contacts
By default, WhatsApp displays your profile photo to all users, including not only your contacts, but also all other users with the application. If you want to hide your profile photo from strangers, but not from your saved contacts:
In the bottom navigation menu (in iOS), tap Settings, or tap the vertical ellipsis boxes in the top right corner followed by "Settings" in the drop-down List (on Android). Then go to Account -> Privacy -> Profile Photo.
The default setting in the list of options is Everyone. Touch "My Contacts" so your profile photo will only be displayed for the contacts stored in WhatsApp on your phone. Nobody else can see your picture in the app.
If you want to go one step further, you can hide your profile photo from anyone in WhatsApp, including your saved contacts. As described in Option 1 above, go to the "Profile photo" setting, but this time tap "No one". No one, not even your contacts, can see your profile photo.
Unfortunately, there is no official way to hide your profile photo from a specific contact. However, you can work around this by deleting the contact from your phone and following option 1 upwards so that your profile photo will only be displayed for saved contacts. Even if your contact is deleted from your phone, your conversation (if any) will remain in WhatsApp.
If you're on an iPhone and want to delete a contact, go to the Phone app and select the Contacts tab or open the Contacts app itself. Select the contact you want to remove Click "Edit" in the upper right corner, scroll down and then tap "Delete contact".
Under Android in the phone app, select " Contacts or directly open the Contacts app. Find the contact you'd like to remove, tap it, select the vertical ellipses in the top-right corner, and then click Delete in the drop-down list.
Repeat the above procedure for any remaining contacts who You want to remove it, even if other users can not see it to talk to them on WhatsApp. Then follow option 1 and select "My Contacts" so that only your contacts can see your profile photo on WhatsApp. Since you have deleted the contact from your phone, it can not see your picture. It's not a great approach, but it works.
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