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WhatsApp: How To Hide The Profile Photo From Contacts

Did you know that WhatsApp photos are dangerous? We didn’t believe it before experimenting with events that led to various security problems for users. It has been discovered that thanks to print and other information, it is possible to create scams and false profiles that disclose suspicious and untrue statements. The Whatsapp profile photo can be a real double-edged sword. Getting rid of it immediately would often be appropriate, but this can sometimes be counterproductive. 

So let’s see how to hide the photo without deleting the number of our contacts. The Whatsapp profile photo can be a real double-edged sword. Many times it would be appropriate to discard it immediately for privacy issues. But this move may not always be helpful. For example, let’s consider the case in which a critical telephone number is provided to us by a third party. Still, the user (who does not know us) does not intend to communicate with us because our profile without a photo seems too suspicious and risks passing as a spam- user. 

In these cases, it would be advisable to be able to combine business with pleasure. This is the case in which it is necessary to compromise, omitting our photo to specific contacts. The procedure is well known in any operating environment, be it Android or iOS, but generally, this leads to the need to delete our contacts in the Address Book. Today we want to explain how to hide the Whatsapp profile photo without deleting the number of our communication (which could always be helpful).

How To Hide Whatsapp Profile Photos Without Deleting The Number

The procedure to hide our profile photo goes directly to Whatsapp and its Settings. But that’s not the only way. Through this procedure, we can hide the image from Everyone (i.e., those who have our number in the Address Book even if we do not have their contact), only from Contacts, or to None (public photo). To proceed, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Let’s open WhatsApp
  2. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right
  3. We access the path:  Settings> Account> Privacy
  4. Click on  Profile picture.
  5. We select the item  None.

The above procedure allows you to hide Whatsapp photos from all contacts. However, if in the Address Book we have applied an image to our profile, this will also be displayed on Whatsapp, and we will have to proceed using another procedure that we show below.

How To Hide Whatsapp Profile Photos From A Specific Contact

What if, instead of completely hiding the photo, we wanted to mask it only for specific contacts (think, for example, of a “former envious“)? Same procedure, different result. Let’s follow these steps, and that’s it:

  1. Let’s open WhatsApp
  2. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right
  3. We access the path: Settings> Account> Privacy
  4. Click on  Profile picture.
  5. We select the item  My Contacts.

At this point, however, there is the problem of the contacts saved in the address book that can still see our photo. To remedy this problem, enter the Address Book, select the contact or contacts you wish to place off-limit, and prefix their number with the numeric string: * 31 #. This way, we will not have to delete the number, and the contacts will not be able to see our photo again unless we change the number by deleting the new string.

Also Read: WHATSAPP WILL ALLOW YOU TO HIDE YOUR ONLINE STATUS

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