How do I change my profile photo, name, about and status?

Profile photo

  1. Go to WhatsApp > Settings.
  2. Tap your profile photo > edit > Edit.
  3. You can delete your current photo, take a new photo with your camera or choose a photo from your albums.

Name

  1. Go to WhatsApp > Settings.
  2. Tap your profile photo and then tap your name.

Note: This name will only appear for contacts who do not already have your contact info saved in their phone's address book.

About

  1. Go to WhatsApp > Settings.
  2. Tap your profile photo and then tap your about.
  3. You can create a custom about or select a pre-filled about.

Note: Your about cannot be empty.

Status

  1. Go to the Status screen.
  2. Tap the status icon.
  3. You can take a new photo or record a new video, or choose an existing one from the picker, then tap the send button.

For more information on WhatsApp Status, please read this article.

Note:

  • You can customize your privacy settings to control who can see your profile photo, about and status.
  • If you block a contact, that person will not see any updates to your profile photo, about or 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