How can the WhatsApp profiles be hidden?

LifeHack: How to Hide Your WhatsApp Profile Picture

Do you use WhatsApp? Logical. Otherwise you would not have clicked on this article in the first place. Over 700 million people worldwide use what is probably the best messenger app in the world (and if you are not, then at least it is your children who post strange emoticons and strange abbreviations an estimated 200 times a day in their school groups).

And that's where it starts. With the children. In spite of multiple warnings, they like to give out their phone number (tip: this is how you prevent data from being passed on by WhatsApp). Or you too: How many people have your cell phone number even though you are actually not that close to them?

But as soon as someone has the cell phone number, they can also find you on WhatsApp - from the craftsman to the guy you contacted after placing an order with WillHaben. Would you like him to see your WhatsApp profile picture? Does not have to be...

How to hide your WhatsApp profile picture

To hide your profile photo on WhatsApp, you must first open the app on your iPhone or Android device. Now do the following:

  • Go to Settings> Account> Privacy.
  • On Android you will now find the option "Who can see my personal information" - on the iPhone it is called "Profile picture".
  • Here you can choose between three options: "Everyone", "My contacts" and "Nobody".
  • We recommend changing to "Only my contacts" - then only the contacts saved in your phone book will really see your picture.