WhatsApp allows you to hide your profile picture from all contacts, but what if you only want to hide it from a single contact? With this trick you can do it easily.
WhatsApp has greatly improved privacy and security related features in recent years, for example with 2-step verification. However, there are tools that still lack useful options for users. We refer to hiding the profile picture, since you can only choose between three alternatives: show it to all users, only to saved contacts or to no one.
All is not lost in this case, since there is a simple trick that allows you to hide your WhatsApp profile picture from a single contact . This way, you can get even more selective about the users who see your personal information.
In the following lines, we explain what you should do to hide your WhatsApp profile picture from a single person and, finally, we remind you how to hide that image from all users of the social network.
Hide WhatsApp photo from individual contacts
WhatsApp does not offer the possibility of creating a kind of “black list” in which you can add exceptions when showing your profile photo to users.
Investigating a security flaw in iPhone, Alonso has discovered that it is possible to hide the WhatsApp profile picture from a single contact.
In this way, you can configure your profile picture to be seen by all users of the platform or by your contacts, but with the option of always setting limits to whoever you want.
As this computer scientist clearly clarifies, this trick hides the profile picture from the other user, but it does not prevent him from talking to you , that is, it does not have the same consequences as blocking a contact on WhatsApp.
Although it is not a function provided by WhatsApp, you can use it to expand the options by hiding your profile picture. We have tested this trick on Android, and we can confirm that it works successfully.
Without further ado, we will tell you step by step how to hide your WhatsApp profile picture from a single contact.
Enter your contact list
This trick is carried out from the Contacts app on your mobile , not from the WhatsApp application. It is in the agenda where you must apply the change that will hide your profile picture from the contact.
Search for the contact and enter the edit screen
The next thing you should do is find the contact you do not want to “gossip” your profile picture. When you find it, click on it to access its complete information.
Then, click on the edit icon to change the contact’s phone number, usually represented by a pencil icon.