WhatsApp introduces a new feature to protect users’ “profile picture” on Android

Written by Mounis Hawass

Saturday, March 16, 2024 02:00 PM

Taking screenshots of your contacts’ profile photos will no longer be allowed. In an effort to enhance user safety, the Whatsapp Android users are able to take screenshots of other users’ profile pictures.

However, the iPhone can still take screenshots of profile photos, and although people have the option to hide their profile photos from contacts they haven’t saved, the new step taken by WhatsApp will prevent people from misusing other people’s photos.

According to a report by Android Police, WhatsApp was seen working on a new feature in February 2024, and although Meta did not say anything about it officially, they seem to be testing it a lot. It is worth noting that the feature is on by default, and you cannot manually turn the feature on or off. Turn it on, you won’t be able to take a screenshot even if you haven’t updated your WhatsApp app.

If you want to keep your WhatsApp profile picture hidden from some people, or from everyone completely, follow these steps to hide your profile picture from specific contacts. Just remember that you will need to repeat these steps every time you want to add a new person to your hidden list. This feature works on both iOS and Android devices.

-Open WhatsApp.

– Click on the “Settings” tab in the bottom right corner.

-Select privacy.

-Click on the profile picture.

-Choose “My contacts except…”.

-Select the contacts you want to hide your profile picture from.

-Click on Done in the upper right corner.

If you want to hide your profile picture from everyone, including people who aren’t on your contact list, follow these steps:

–Open WhatsApp.

–Click on the “Settings” tab.

–Go to Privacy.

–Choose your profile picture.

–Choose the “Nobody” option.

–By following these steps, you can control who can see your profile picture on WhatsApp, ensuring your privacy preferences are met.

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