How to change your profile picture on WhatsApp

Changing the profile picture is one of the most basic customization things we can do on our WhatsApp, and it also helps our contacts identify us better. To do this, first, open the app and click on the menu button (top right corner of the screen):

WhatsApp main interfaceWhatsApp main interface

Once there, click onSettings:

WhatsApp’s menuWhatsApp’s menu

Then, click on your profile picture (or where it should go if you do not have it attached):

WhatsApp’s settingsWhatsApp’s settings

Now, click on the camera icon below where the photo goes (or will go):

WhatsApp profileWhatsApp profile

There are three choices available to you:

Profile picture optionsProfile picture options

We will explain them below:

  • Remove photo: removes your current profile photo and does not replace it with another one.
  • Gallery: open your device gallery so you can choose a new photo (without removing the one you are currently using).
  • Camera: open the camera so you can take a picture of you or whatever you want.

If you choose the photo through the gallery, when you have it customized as you like, click on Done to place it as a profile photo:

Profile picture chosen from the galleryProfile picture chosen from the gallery

If you open the camera, take the picture and if it looks like you wish, click on the tick button to set it as a profile picture (otherwise, click on the cross and take another picture until you are happy with the result):

Profile picture taken with the cameraProfile picture taken with the camera

As you can see, this process is very easy if you know how to do it. It will not take you more than a few seconds and the results are guaranteed.