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:

  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 a photo from your media gallery

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

To set a profile name that is visible to your contacts simply do the following:

  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 the profile photo and enter the profile name

Note: 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.

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