The latest statistics of the messaging app usage have shown that WhatsApp has 2.0 billion users worldwide, which doesn’t come as a surprise given the tremendous popularity and wide-acceptance of the messaging platform.
Moreover, it is interesting to note that now businesses around the world have also integrated WhatsApp communication for purely work-related purposes, wherein people connect with one another because they are working in the same organization.
However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they can trust every person in their organization or that they do.
Sometimes what happens is that one never wishes to show his or her display picture to the people whom they rarely know but are required to communicate with them through WhatsApp because of their professional work.
Now, everyone doesn’t know how to hide their profile picture from unknown users, hence everyone who has their number or with whom they had a little dialogue on WhatsApp is able to see their profile picture and can also potentially take a screenshot of the same.
Have you been in one such situation? If yes, we are here to educate you regarding the same. Do you know WhatsApp provides its users with very neat privacy features which allow us to save our privacy from non-friendly contacts, while letting your friends see your profile picture, at the same time?
How to do it?
To access the privacy features of WhatsApp in its entirety, follow the steps given below.
First Open WhatsApp and go to ‘Settings’.
Now click on ‘Account’ and then click on ‘Privacy’.
Then, tap on Profile Photo.
Now you must be able to see that the default setting here allows 3 options to choose first, “Everyone”, second, “My Contact’’ and third, “No One’’.
So now what you have to do just select the second option “My Contact’’, this privacy feature will only allow your saved contact number to see your profile picture, while others will be seeing a grey avatar on your profile, instead of the picture you had put on display. And, if you wish to not reveal your profile picture to anyone then you can select the third option “Nobody”.
This will hide your picture from everyone on the messaging app.
To your dismay, unfortunately, currently, there is no option that will allow you to hide your profile picture from a particular bunch of users like it does for story privacy settings.