WhatsApp includes some customization options that you may want to know if you want to adjust the look of your application to your personal preferences. This time, we are talking about wallpapers for chats.

Change the background in a specific chat

WhatsApp lets you change the wallpaper in each chat individually. First, access the chat in question and open the context menu with the three vertical dots button. Then, tap on Wallpaper.

Wallpaper optionsWallpaper options

Choose a wallpaper category. If you want to select a photo from your own gallery, click on My Photos.

Choose a wallpaper categoryChoose a wallpaper category

Choose a wallpaper to continue.

Choose a wallpaperChoose a wallpaper

On the preview screen, tap the Set Wallpaper button to confirm.

Adjust the image as a chat wallpaperAdjust the image as a chat wallpaper

A pop-up message will then appear. Choose the first option for the wallpaper to be used in the selected conversation. Check the second one to set the image as background in all conversations, provided that the clear mode of the interface is activated. Finally, tap on OK to continue.

Select which chats to use the wallpaper onSelect which chats to use the wallpaper on

Repeat this process to restore the default background or choose another image.

Change the background in all chats

If what you want is to change the background in all chats, go to WhatsApp settings.

Open WhatsApp’s settingsOpen WhatsApp’s settings

Tap on the Chats section to view all related parameters.

Access the chat settingsAccess the chat settings

Tap on Wallpaper.

General wallpaper options for chatsGeneral wallpaper options for chats

Use the button below to change the wallpaper.

Change the wallpaper for the light themeChange the wallpaper for the light theme

Choose a category and explore the available backgrounds.

Select the wallpaper categorySelect the wallpaper category

Repeat the steps above. When the image is set as background, it will be used in all chats, including groups.

Change interface mode to modify the background

You should know that WhatsApp uses a different chat background depending on whether the dark mode is enabled or not. Until now, we have told you how to change the wallpaper of chats in clear mode.

However, to change the background in dark mode, you must first activate it. Go to the Chats section of the settings and tap on Theme.

The app’s themeThe app’s theme

Then, check the Dark option.

Choose the interface mode to change the wallpaperChoose the interface mode to change the wallpaper

Now, make use of the methods we have included in this guide to change the background in dark mode. The application will remember the background selected in each interface mode, even when it changes automatically following the system settings.