WhatsApp allows you to set a photo as your profile picture (also known as DP or display picture) which appears on your profile. There will be many of you who do not want to show their WhatsApp profile picture to everyone or at least to some selected people which may include your relative, friend, colleague, or ex.

Hide WhatsApp profile picture from people

By default, the privacy of your profile picture is set to everyone which means anyone can see it even those people who aren't saved in your contact list. If you want to hide your WhatsApp profile picture from specific people or from everyone expect your saved contacts, then this guide will show you how to do that.

Here we have discussed everything you need to know about WhatsApp's profile picture privacy. One of the most frequently asked questions on this topic is whether is it possible to hide WhatsApp DP from specific contacts or not. Let's first discuss this question and then move further.

Is it possible to hide WhatsApp profile picture from specific people?


Yes, it is possible but up to certain limits only. Unfortunately, WhatsApp doesn't have any feature to target specific people for your profile picture privacy but you can manage a group of people which includes your contacts.

There is a feature for targeting specific contacts on WhatsApp status but it's not available for profile picture as of now. You can use other ways to hide your WhatsApp profile picture from some people such as blocking those contacts, removing them from your contact list, etc.

How to hide WhatsApp profile picture from everyone


WhatsApp has an option in privacy settings where you can manage who can see your profile picture. If you don't want anyone to see it, you set its privacy to Nobody. Here's how you can do it -
  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Click three dots menu button  ' ⋮ ' at the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy.
  4. Click Profile picture option under who can see my personal info.
  5. Now select Nobody option. That's it.
Hide WhatsApp profile picture from everyone

After this, no one will be able to see your WhatsApp profile picture including your friends and other contacts.

Block contacts from seeing your WhatsApp DP


Another way to specifically target any person for hiding your WhatsApp DP is to block him. When you block someone on WhatsApp, that person will not be able to see any of your personal info including the profile picture. Here's how you can block contacts on WhatsApp -
  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Go to Menu > Settings > Account > Privacy.
  3. Click on Blocked contacts option here.
  4. Next, click Add user icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
  5. Now you will see all your WhatsApp contacts list. Select anyone you want to block. That's it.
Block contact to hide your WhatsApp DP

Please note that blocked users will not be able to call you or send you messages also. Use this option only if you don't want to be in contact with the person permanently. There is another way to block users on WhatsApp. For that, open that user's chat, tap menu button (three dots) and click More > Block.

Delete contacts to hide your WhatsApp picture


The third method to hide your WhatsApp profile picture from specific people is to delete them from your phone's contact list. After that, you have to set your profile picture privacy to My Contacts only. This will automatically exclude non-saved contacts from seeing your WhatsApp DP. Follow this step-by-step guide -
  1. Delete contact(s) from your phone - Open the Contacts app on your phone. Find the contact from whom you want to hide your profile picture. Select it and then tap the Delete option.
  2. Change WhatsApp profile picture privacy - Once you delete contact(s), open WhatsApp and go to Menu > Settings > Account > Privacy. Click on Profile Picture option here and set it to My contacts.
    Change profile picture privacy to My contacts

How to hide WhatsApp profile picture from groups


Unfortunately, there is no option to hide your WhatsApp profile picture from specific groups. However, there are some workarounds. If you are a member of any group and you don't want group members to see your profile picture, then simply leave that group.

If you don't find it suitable to leave the group, then delete saved contacts of the group member from your phone (only those from whom you want to hide your WhatsApp DP) and then change your profile picture privacy to My Contacts only. Alternatively, you can block those contacts as we have discussed above. So these are some methods by which you can hide your WhatsApp profile picture from specific contacts. We hope WhatsApp will soon add a feature like in status where users can manually create a list of contacts to hide personal info from them. If you have any questions in your mind, feel free to drop them in the comments below. Liked this guide? Please share it with your friends and stay tuned with us for more interesting tutorials.