WhatsApp is one of my favorite instant messengers. I believe it won’t be right to call it just an instant messenger. It is more than that. The way WhatsApp has improved itself and presented so many features, it is a whole suite. We can send animated GIFs, do audio video calls, share videos, pics, send multiple contacts to friends on WhatsApp, add short videos, photos, and GIFs as WhatsApp status, and do many other things.
Among all the features, the most used feature is perhaps add profile picture on WhatsApp and view profile pictures of others. Like many of us, you would also like to save pic of your friends or crush, isn’t it.
You might already know how to save someone’s profile pic in WhatsApp. But, in case you are still unaware of this fact, then the steps below are specially written for you. Follow these steps and you will be able to save profile picture of any WhatsApp user (until you can see his/her profile picture):
1. Open WhatsApp profile of one of your friends and then tap on its profile picture.
If you wonder, what’s that About and phone in the screenshot above then you will be more than happy to know that WhatsApp has brought back its old status back in the form of About.
2. Now, you will see the profile picture in full-screen mode, as shown in the screenshot added below. There you will see Share icon on the top right corner.
3. Simply tap on the Share icon and choose the option “Save to Gallery“. This will instantly save the profile picture in Phone Storage > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Profile Photos.
This is all you have to do to save profile picture of any WhatsApp user.
Some important points to note:
- The profile picture is saved in WhatsApp folder that is stubbornly placed in the phone storage. This also means that whenever you uninstall WhatsApp due to any reason, the saved profile photos are also deleted. So consider backing them up anywhere on the external SD Card or to Google Photos (my personal choice as it offers unlimited storage).
- Saving someone’s photo without his/her consent is always counted in bad manners and offense in some countries. So, if you save someone’s profile picture let them know or do not misuse it as they will never get to know that you saved their beautiful profile picture.
So the next time you see a beautiful profile picture of your friend or someone else and want to save it, these simple steps will be helpful. Follow the steps carefully and grab profile picture of any WhatsApp user.