Tech Tips: How to Hide Your WhatsApp Profile Picture from Users

WhatsApp has privacy features like blocking a contact or hiding profile pictures. WhatsApp profile photos can be saved by contacts or users, or even by taking a screenshot.

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STRONG POINTS

  • WhatsApp users can hide profile pictures from all contacts or from those not in their contact list.
  • Users can also block or deactivate contacts from their list.
  • Users can also mark certain discussions as unread and reply to messages without opening any discussions.

WhatsApp has rolled out a lot of features this year like Always Mute, Multi-Device Support, WhatsApp Payments and Carts for WhatsApp Business, etc. The messaging platform also has privacy features like contact blocking. It also gives users the option to hide their profile picture from all contacts. WhatsApp profile photos can be saved by contacts or users, or even by taking a screenshot. WhatsApp offers users the option to hide their profile picture from contacts who are not added to their contact list. It also gives users the option to hide their profile pictures from all contacts.

Here’s how to hide your profile picture:

– Open WhatsApp.

– Go to Settings> Account> Privacy.

– Tap Profile picture.

– The default setting is “everyone” in the list of options.

– If users want their profile pictures displayed to their contacts, select “ My contacts ”

– Select Person if you do not want the photo to be displayed to anyone.

After the profile picture is hidden, a gray avatar will appear on the user’s profile and in WhatsApp chats.

There is no option on WhatsApp to hide a profile picture from certain users only. However, users can remove these users from their contact list and then set privacy only on My WhatsApp Contacts.

WhatsApp users can mark chats as unread

Many times users read WhatsApp messages but forget to reply to them. In such cases, users can mark a discussion as unread on WhatsApp, which can act as a reminder so that users can reply to those messages later. To mark a chat as unread, users can tap and hold the chat and tap the unread icon on Android. IPhone users can swipe the chat to the right and tap the unread icon to mark conversations as unread.

WhatsApp users can also read and send messages without opening the chat. Users can either give a verbal command to virtual assistants like Siri and Google Assistant to help you read the messages. Users can also read and reply from the screen when they receive a message on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp also offers the possibility to reduce the data used during a call by following the given steps:

– Go to Settings> Data and storage usage.

– In the Call settings section> Activate the Low data usage option.
WhatsApp users can also track the amount of storage occupied by chats. WhatsApp has an option where you can view your contacts and the space they occupy by following these steps:

– Go to WhatsApp> Storage and data usage> Storage usage.

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