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Whatsapp profile photo privacy : choose who sees your whatsapp profile picture in android app


WhatsApp is one of the most used social networking apps because of its amazing features. One of these features is whatsapp profile photo privacy.

This feature lets you choose the people who can view your whatsapp display picture and increase the protection of user data online.

WhatsApp allows you to permit your profile picture to view by either everyone, only your contacts, or no one at all.

By default, WhatsApp shows your profile photo to everyone, which includes not only your contacts but also anyone else having the mobile number.

whatsapp profile photo picture privacy feature
Whatsapp profile photo / picture privacy


If you want to hide your profile photo from strangers, but not from your contacts. Then go ahead with this article.

Lets us see how to use whatsapp profile photo privacy feature.
First open the WhatsApp.

Tap on 3 vertical dots on the upper right corner.

Now Tap on Settings option. Then click on Account option with a key icon and now tap on Privacy option with a lock icon.

You will see a heading which says “Who can see my personal info” scroll down a little bit to get the option of Profile Photo. Click on the “Profile Photo”. You will get 3 options here.

The first option is "Everyone". If you choose this option then everyone can see your profile photo including strangers who are having the mobile number.

The second option is "My Contacts" If you choose this option then profile photo only appears to the contacts saved on your phone.

Strangers who are having the mobile number will not be able see your profile picture in the whatsapp android app.

The third option is "Nobody". If you choose this option then "No one" even the people in your contacts, will be able to view your profile photo. So choose the best option that suits your needs.

You can watch this YouTube video for instructions : Whatsapp profile photo privacy: Choose who can see your whatsapp profile picture in android app