This article is about how to save WhatsApp Profile Picture. Have you ever wanted to save a profile picture you saw on WhatsApp? Below I’ve put together a short guide to help you save the DP WhatsApp you find on the service, regardless of the device you use.
There can be many reasons to save a profile picture on WhatsApp. It could be someone you like, someone who is currently following you, or someone you want to share with someone else. Maybe they have a really good picture.
Whatever your reason, performing the procedure can’t be easy. So let’s take a look at how to save contact photos without wasting much time. You can also take a look to get more articles related to WhatsApp guides.
How to Save WhatsApp Profile Picture on Different Devices?
Before we discuss how to complete this task, let me provide you with some information that may help you go through the process more smoothly.
First, let me inform you that at the time of writing this article, there is no feature in WhatsApp that allows you to download someone else’s profile photo. This is not a stock function that is in service.
Or, you can bypass this issue by tapping on a user’s profile picture, or selecting the information section of the profile you’re interested in and taking a screenshot.
Let’s see how to download WhatsApp profile photo of a friend or a single contact in your list. Below you will find the process for Android devices, iPhones, and PC.
Save WhatsApp Profile Picture on Android
To do this on an Android device, you need to start by launching WhatsApp and tapping on the profile picture of the contact you want to download the picture from.
Then, you will take a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the key combination provided for it.
Here’s how it looks on Android:
- Launch WhatsApp on your device, and tap on the Chats tab at the top left.
- Click the cloud icon in the bottom right corner and scroll through your contacts on the screen until you see the profile picture you want to save.
- Tap on the picture with the respective person on the profile picture thumbnail to view it in full screen. Alternatively, once you’re on the window with your contact list, you can tap on the name of the person whose profile picture you want to save.
- Tap their name again at the top, and in the information screen that appears, tab their profile picture to view it in full screen.
- Saving an image is not difficult, you just need to take a screenshot. You need to press Power + Home or Power + Volume Down at the same time. It varies depending on the model and brand of your phone.
Screenshots are marked by a sound that sounds like a camera shutter, and a flash effect will appear on the screen to show that the photo was taken before the preview appears.
Once you’ve taken a screenshot, you have the option to crop it, removing any aspect of the screen other than the image you want to save. This makes the download more professional.
Saving WhatsApp Profile Picture on iPhone
To accomplish this with an iPhone, you have the same instructions as I demonstrated in the Android chapter.
After launching WhatsApp and selecting the profile picture you are interested in, you will need to take a screenshot using the key combination specified for the purpose.
Let’s see how it works on iPhone:
- Start by opening WhatsApp on your phone, and tapping Chats at the bottom. Tap the pencil in the top right (or the one in an open chat) and then choose the one that interests you.
- Then, on the screen that appears, you can tap on the profile associated with the photo you want to download. In the contact information screen that appears, tap the user’s profile picture.
You must take a screenshot to save this profile picture. If you have an iPhone X or a later model, this involves pressing the Volume Up + Side buttons on the right edge at the same time.
After taking the photo, you can tap the thumbnail that appears in the bottom left corner of your screen to edit the photo as you see fit. You can crop the photo to show only the profile picture without other less attractive parts of the screen.
You now have the option of where your photo is saved, either the Photos app or the Files app. So you’re done.
Download WhatsApp DP on PC or Mac
If you want to do this from your computer, you need to access WhatsApp through the browser client WhatsApp Web. Then you open the chat of the person who has a profile photo that you like and want to download.
Let’s see what to do with the PC:
- First, you need to access WhatsApp through the WhatsApp web client for Windows or macOS. If you haven’t already done so, connect your web account to your phone by scanning the QR code displayed on the screen. If you are having trouble with this, you can check out our WhatsApp for PC article for some more detailed instructions.
- You will need to select either the pencil or the cloud on the top left. Click on the name of the contact whose photo you want to download and select their name from the screen that opens.
- When a box appears on the right, click on the picture for the profile and the picture will go full screen.
Now, you’ll want to take a screenshot of it just like you would with a phone. What you do is:
Windows – Open the Capture tool by pressing Win+Shift+S on your keyboard. Select New and hold down the left mouse button to select the part of the screen you want to capture.
In this case, it will only be the parameters of the image. To take a screenshot, release your hold on the left button. Click the floppy disk icon to save the image.
macOS – Macs will also require users to press a sequence of buttons. Press Release the button to take a screenshot and it will be saved to a specific folder or desktop.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t we save WhatsApp profile pictures?
This feature isn’t available on Android, which means you can’t save it unless you take a screenshot of it. Regarding saving the user’s previous photo, you cannot. As it concerns user privacy, WhatsApp does not store user profile images in device memory.
Does WhatsApp tell you when someone takes a screenshot of your profile picture?
No, WhatsApp doesn’t notify users when you take a screenshot and won’t let you know when someone takes a screenshot of your messages, profile picture, status updates, and “view once” messages and photos.
We have now come to the end of the guide and I hope my information has helped. As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or doubts, you always have the option to leave a comment below so I can help. I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.