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

Photo and name

To set your profile photo and name:

  1. Go to WhatsApp > Settings > Profile.
  2. Tap your profile photo to take a new profile picture or upload a photo from your media gallery.
  3. Tap the text field to change the name that is visible to your contacts. This name will only appear for contacts who do not already have your contact info. If your contacts are using iPhone or Windows Phone, this is the name they will see on the push notification.

If you block a contact, that person will not see any updates to your profile picture. You can also configure your privacy settings to choose who can see your profile photo.

Status

To set your status:

  1. Go to WhatsApp > Settings > Profile.
  2. You can choose a default status or create a personalized one.
  3. To create a personal status, tap the field under YOUR CURRENT STATUS IS:, type your status, then tap Save when you are finished. Your previous status will be saved in your status list.

You can configure your privacy settings to choose who can see your status.

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

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team