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

Photo and name

Depending on your privacy configuration, your profile photo and name may be visible to anyone you chat with on WhatsApp. To set your profile photo and name on S60 phones:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to Options > Settings > General.
  2. Choose Profile name to set your name or Profile photo to take or choose an existing picture for your profile.

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


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 on S60 phones:

  1. Open WhatsApp > Options > Status.
  2. To create a new personalized status, select Options > Add new status or tap "+". You can also choose a default status.

To learn more about how to set up your profile in WhatsApp, please read here: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S40 | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10.

WhatsApp Support Team