Frequently Asked Questions


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

Photo and name

Your profile photo and name are visible to anyone you chat with on WhatsApp. To set your profile photo and name:

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap the three dots in the bottom right.
  2. Select settings, then swipe the screen from right to left. You should now be in the profile menu.
  3. Tap the photo to add, change or delete your profile photo.
  4. Tap the text box under Enter your name to change the name that is visible to your contacts.


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. Open WhatsApp and click on the chat bubble icon (the icon in the bottom right) to open the status screen.
  2. Tap the text box to write a personal status.

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

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

WhatsApp Support Team