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How to Hide Profile Picture on Telegram

Written by Thirumalraj

In this post, you’ll see the steps to hide your Telegram DP. Let’s see it.

I use the app (Android phone and iPhone), Desktop app, and Web. Let’s begin.

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How to Hide Profile Picture in Telegram (Android)

Here are the steps:

  • Open the Telegram app and hit the three horizontal lines at the top left.
  • Select Settings between Saved Messages and Invite Friends.
  • Hit Privacy and Security between Notifications and Sounds and Data and Storage.
  • Hit it, and you can see the “Who can see my profile photos & videos” section at the top.
  • To let anyone see it, choose Everybody. If you prefer to allow your contacts only to see it, select My Contacts.
  • Hit the Tick icon at the top right.

That’s it.

If you like to add exceptions to the above, follow the below steps:

Hit Add Users, which is besides “Never Allow.” Choose the people and group you want. Those can never see your profile picture. Tap the Tick icon at the bottom right.

Hit Add Users beside “Always Allow.” You can only see this option if you choose “My Contacts” in the above steps.

Choose the group and people you want; those can see your profile picture. Tap the Tick icon at the bottom right.

That’s it. Ensure to hit the Tick icon at the top right.

Remember that this exception overrides the setting which you see at the top.

Hide Telegram Profile Picture (iPhone)

Here are the steps:

Open the Telegram app and hit Settings at the bottom.

Hit Privacy and Security between Notifications and Sounds and Data and Storage.

In the Privacy section, you can see Profile Photo between Last Seen & Online and Calls.

Hit it, and you can see the “Who Can See My Profile Photo” section at the top.

To let anyone see it, choose Everybody. If you prefer to allow your contacts only to see it, select My Contacts.

Hit the Back at the top left.

That’s it.

If you like to add exceptions to the above, follow the below steps:

Hit Add Users, which is beside “Never Share With.” Choose the people and group you want. Those can never see your DP. Tap Done at the top right.

Hit Add Users beside “Always Share With.” You can only see this option if you choose “My Contacts” in the above steps.

Choose the group and people you want; those can see your DP. Tap Done at the top right.

That’s it. Make sure to tap Back at the top left.

Remember that this exception overrides the setting which you see at the top.

Hide Profile Photo on Telegram Web or Desktop

Here are the steps:

Open the Telegram Web or Desktop app.

Hit the three horizontal lines in the left sidebar.

Select Settings > Privacy and Security.

Hit Profile photo if you’re on the Desktop app. Click Who can see my profile photos & videos if you’re on the Web.

Choose Everybody or My contacts. Please see the above section to learn about these options.

Hit the Save option if you’re using Desktop or the Back arrow at the top left if you’re using Web.

That’s it.

If you like to add exceptions to the above, follow the below steps:

Hit “Never allow” (if you’re on Desktop) or “Never Share With” (if you’re on Web).

Choose the people and group you want. Those can never see your DP. Hit Save if you’re on Desktop or the Arrow icon at the bottom on Telegram Web.

Hit “Always allow” (if you’re on Desktop) or “Always Share With” (if you’re on Web).

You can only see this option if you choose “My contacts” in the above steps.

Choose the group and people you want; those can see your DP. Hit Save if you’re on Desktop or the Arrow icon at the bottom on Telegram Web.

That’s it. Make sure to hit Save (if you’re using Desktop) or the Back arrow at the top left (if you’re using Web).

Remember that this exception overrides the setting which you see at the top.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.

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