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How do I change my profile photo, name, or status?

Photo and name

Depending on your privacy configuration, your profile photo and name may be visible to anyone you chat with on WhatsApp. To set your profile photo and name:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to Settings.

  2. Select Profile Info.
  3. Select Profile Photo to take a new profile picture or upload a photo from your media gallery.
  4. Select Name to change the name that is visible to your contacts.

If you block a contact, that person will not see any updates to your profile picture.


The status feature in WhatsApp is a real time indication of what you are doing so that you can keep up to date with your contacts. To set your status:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to Status in the top menu bar.
  2. You can choose a default status or create a personalized one.
  3. To create a personal status, press the button then select New Status.

Learn how to set up your profile on: Android | iPhone | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp Support Team