How to hide WhatsApp profile picture from specific contacts

Thinking about hiding your WhatsApp profile picture from a specific person or from everyone? Below are the steps on how to hide WhatsApp profile picture from specific contacts and also from everyone.

Hide WhatsApp profile picture from specific contacts

While WhatsApp makes it really easy to hide profile picture from everyone, it doesn’t provide an easy way to hide WhatsApp profile picture from specific contacts.

However, you can still hide WhatsApp profile picture from specific contacts by first restricting your profile picture to contacts and removing contacts from address books from which you want to hide profile picture.

  1. Restrict WhatsApp profile picture to contacts only
  2. Remove specific contacts from address book from which you want to hide profile picture.

This workaround ensures that only the contacts listed in your iPhone or Android phone’s address book can see your profile picture.

Since the contacts you want to hide profile picture from are not listed in your address book, they will not be able to see your WhatsApp profile picture.

1. Restrict WhatsApp profile picture to contacts only

As mentioned above, there is no official way to hide your profile picture from certain contacts in WhatsApp. So we will use a workaround to hide WhatsApp profile picture from specific contacts in WhatsApp.

1. Open Whatsapp on your iPhone and tap the settings icon in the bottom menu.

Settings option in WhatsApp on iPhone

In the case of an Android phone, tap 3 dots icon located in the top right corner of your screen and tap settings in the drop down menu.

Settings option in WhatsApp on Android Phone

2. On the settings screen, tap Account Possibility.

Account option in WhatsApp

3. On the account screen, tap privacy.

Privacy option in WhatsApp

4. On the privacy screen, tap profile photo.

Profile photo option in WhatsApp privacy screen

5. On the next screen, tap my contacts.

Allow My Contacts WhatsApp profile photo to be displayed

After that, only the contacts listed in your iPhone or Android phone’s address book can see your WhatsApp profile picture.

2. Delete specific contacts from the address book

The next step is to make sure that contacts you want to hide WhatsApp profile picture from are not listed in your iPhone or Android phone’s address book.

If the contacts are listed in the address book, you must delete them.

Even if you delete the contacts from the address book, your chats with those contacts will still be active in WhatsApp and you can chat with those people.

However, you will notice a change in the way these contacts are displayed in WhatsApp. You no longer see the names of contacts you removed from the address book, you only see their phone numbers.

If you are ok with how these contacts appear in WhatsApp, you can go ahead and delete these contacts from your address book on iPhone or Android phone.

Delete contact from address book on iPhone

Follow the steps below to delete specific contacts from the address book on your iPhone.

1. open that Contacts app on your iPhone and tap the Contact you want to delete.

Contacts listed in the Contracts app

2. On the next screen, tap To edit option in the top right corner of your screen.

Edit option on iPhone contact screen

3. On the next screen, scroll all the way down and tap delete contact Possibility.

Delete contact option on iPhone

The selected contact will be deleted from the address book on your iPhone.

Delete contacts from address book on Android phone

Follow the steps below to delete specific contacts from the address book on your Android phone.

1. open that Contacts app on your Android phone.

2. Tap the Contact you want to delete.

Select contact from contact list on Android phone

3. On the next screen, tap 3 dots icon located in the top right corner of your screen and select it Extinguish option in the drop down menu.

Delete contact from contact list on Android phone

Once you remove contacts from address book, they will no longer be able to see your WhatsApp profile picture.

As mentioned above, you can still chat with these people on WhatsApp (if necessary).

Hide WhatsApp profile picture from everyone

In case you want, you can hide WhatsApp profile picture from almost everyone on WhatsApp by following the steps below.

1. Open Whatsapp on your iPhone or Android phone > Go settings > Account > privacy.

Privacy option in WhatsApp

2. On the privacy screen, tap profile photo.

Profile photo option in WhatsApp privacy screen

3. On the profile photo screen, tap No one.

Don't allow anyone whatsapp profile photo

After this setting, no one can view or access your WhatsApp profile picture.

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