The meta-owned popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp offers many features that are useful for many users apart from just messaging. Some of these features are inspired by other social media platforms and some of these are added to make the user experience more pleasant.

To improve the security of the platform Meta continuously adds many new features to WhatsApp. A new feature that was recently added is the ability to hide profile pictures from specific contacts. There are many occasions or situations where you don’t want to show your profile pictures to random persons whose contact you just saved temporarily. This feature is highly in need as previously the app allow you to hide a status from specific persons but this feature was not available for the profile pictures. Now, it is available for profile pictures, and in this article, we will show you how to hide your WhatsApp profile pictures from specific contacts. This feature is available for both iOS and Android users worldwide but you first need to update your app as it is only available in the latest version of the app.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

Step 2: Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.

Step 3: Tap on settings from the menu.

Step 4: Tap on Accounts

Step 5: Then tap on privacy

Step 6: Navigate and tap on Profile picture.

Step 7: You will see four options. Select your desired option and then tap on Done at the bottom. If you choose Everyone, then your profile picture is visible to all those who have your contacts. If you select My contacts then only those whose contact you save will be able to see your profile picture. If you select “My contact excepts” then the app will ask you to select those contacts with whom you don’t want to show your pictures. Lastly, there is nobody, if you select that then no one will see your profile picture.

This is one of the features that the app recently added among others including the ability to react to a message and a 2GB of file sharing limit.

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