Change or Remove the Profile Picture in WhatsApp Messenger for Android, Windows Phone, and iPhone

One of the most important parts of any social application is the profile photo, and WhatsApp Messenger is no exception. Knowing how to change the profile picture isn’t always apparent however, and sometimes involves a learning curve, especially when switching to a new operating system.

Before you learn how to do anything, of course, you should always make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp downloaded on your device.

If you have an Android or iPhone device, first press the Menu key and select Settings. From there, select Profile to bring up your WhatsApp profile info. You’ll see your profile picture in the top center of your screen with the word edit just beneath it.

You don’t have to tap “edit” directly; you can simply tap any part of the picture to bring up a list of options, including gallery and camera options, depending on the apps you have downloaded on your device. Depending on if you want a pre-existing photo or want to take a new photo, you can select the appropriate option and photo to use. Once you’ve done so and cropped the photo to your liking, your new profile picture will go live.

Users can choose a pre-existing photo or take a new photo.

You can also remove your profile photo by following the same process above but selecting Remove photo instead of the gallery or camera.

For Windows Phone devices, the process is very similar but with a Windows Phone flare. From your conversation view, tap the three dots in the bottom right of your screen and select Settings. Once the Settings menu comes up, you’ll be able to swwipe to the right once to access your Profile. Swiping to the left also works, but requires two swipes rather than just one.

Once on the profile screen, the process takes on the same as that of Android and iPhone. Simply tap your existing profile picture in the top center of the screen, and then tap take a photo or choose from albums to set a new profile picture. You can also select delete picture if you wish to remove your profile photo completely.

Do you have any other WhatsApp questions you need assistance with? Please let us know in the comments!

  • Aranar

    thanks very helpful with my question

  • bileshawelton

    you should do one on how to find friends or something 🙂

    • bileshawelton

      Or how to back up msg history?

  • Beth Williams

    Is it possible to delete a profile photograph of a contact in WhatsApp?

  • iqra nasir

    If the three dots option is not given in the smart phone.then how can we change profile pic

  • neetu

    If profile pic is remove how we can set profile pic
    In whatsapp

  • Con

    How do you change the profile of someone else using windows phone? Just isn’t as apparent as changing one’s own profile.

    • nadia dunn

      How do i cancel anither whstasapp person?

  • Julie lomax

    My partners gone on holiday on a plane ive notice that his internet us diwn and his profile pic as been removedccsn this happen wirh his profile pic if there’s no internet

  • Kalyca Ali

    When I block certain contacts from seeing my profile picture on whatsapp they see another one. How do I remove that one?

  • Bugs Bunny

    only gettng remove or cancel option to change group icon