How to Set or Change Profile Picture in WhatsApp

You can set or change your profile picture on your WhatsApp account.

In this post, you’ll see how along with the steps to remove it. I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12), Windows 11 PC, and iPhone X.

Set Profile Picture on WhatsApp (Android)

If you’re using an Android phone, follow these steps:

Open WhatsApp and hit the three vertical dots at the top right.

Select Settings and hit your name at the top.

Hit the Camera icon you see at the top, and you can see these two options:

  • Camera – this is for taking a picture and setting it as a DP (Display Picture).
  • Gallery – this one is for choosing an image and setting it as DP.

I prefer the latter here.

After choosing the picture, you need to bring the part of the image you want as DP into the square.

Use the handles or rotate option if you wish.

Hit Done at the bottom right.

That’s it.

If you wish to change DP, here are the steps:

Use the above steps to see your DP, and hit the Camera icon.

You can see three options now:

The “Camera” and “Gallery,” which you saw earlier, need to use any of those to change the profile photo. 

The third is the trash can icon, which removes the profile photo. Hit it and select Remove from the popup.

That’s all.

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Set WhatsApp Profile Picture (iPhone)

If you’re using an iPhone, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and hit the Settings tab at the bottom.

Hit your name at the top and select add photo, which you can see on the top left.

You can now view these options: “Take Photo” and “Choose Photo.”

The former is for taking a photo and setting it as a DP, and the latter is for choosing a photo as DP.

Choose the one you prefer. I use the former here.

After taking a photograph, you can see Use Photo at the bottom right. Hit it.

You need to move the picture and bring the part you want to be the profile picture in the circle.

Hit Done at the bottom right, and that’s all.

If you want to change the profile picture, follow these steps:

You can see your profile picture and the Edit option beneath it by using the above steps.

Hit your display picture and hit the Edit option at the top right.

You see these three options now:

“Delete Photo” – To remove DP, hit this one and then “Delete Photo” in the popup. That’s it.

“Take Photo” is for taking a photo and setting it as a DP, and “Choose Photo” is for choosing a photo as DP.

Choose either of the two latter if you prefer to change the DP.

That’s it.

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Set Profile Photo on WhatsApp Web or Desktop App

Open the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app.

Hit the Account icon at the top of the left sidebar.

Click Add Profile Photo, and you can see these two options:

  • Take photo – this is for taking a picture and setting it as DP.
  • Upload photo – this is for choosing a photo and setting it as DP.

Please select the one you prefer, and I chose the latter here.

Select the image and click on the Open button.

Bring the part of the image you want as DP into the circle and use the + and – if you wish.

The former is for zooming in, and the latter is for zooming out.

Hit the Tick icon, and that’s all.

If you want to change the profile photo, hit the current one, and you can see these options:

“Take photo” and “Upload photo,” which you saw earlier, and you need to use one of those to change DP.

“View photo” is for viewing the DP, and “Remove photo” removes it.

Choose the Remove photo and hit Remove in the popup if you want to remove it.

That’s it.

I hope this guide, “How to Set Profile Picture in WhatsApp,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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