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

Profile Photo

There are currently different places from which you can set your profile photo:

To set your profile photo from your smartphone's Pictures:

  1. Open Pictures from the home screen
  2. Choose a photo and tap More
  3. Tap Set As > WhatsApp Picture > Done

To set your profile photo from the Title Bar:

  1. Go to WhatsApp and tap the Title Bar on the top of the screen to open your Profile Info
  2. Tap your profile photo, then tap Set Photo to take a new profile picture or upload a photo from your device's Pictures

To set your profile photo from the WhatsApp Settings:

  1. Go to WhatsApp > open the Application Menu (swipe down from the top of the screen to see it) > Settings
  2. Select Profile Info
  3. Tap your profile photo, then tap Set Photo to take a new profile picture or upload an existing photo

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

Profile Name

There are two places from which you can set your name:

To set your profile name from the Title Bar:

  1. Go to WhatsApp > Tap the Title Bar on the top of the screen to open your Profile Info
  2. Tap on the text box below your profile photo and enter your profile name

To set your profile name from the WhatsApp Settings:

  1. Go to WhatsApp > open the Application Menu (swipe down from the top of the screen to see it) > Tap Settings
  2. Select Profile Info
  3. Tap on the text box below your profile photo and enter your profile name

Status

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. Go to WhatsApp > Tap on the Overflow Tab or swipe the screen to the right and tap Status from the left pane
  2. You can choose a default status or create a personalized one
  3. To create a personal status, press the button and tap OK after you are finished

To learn more about how to set up your profile in WhatsApp, please read here: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S40 | Nokia S60 | Windows Phone.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team