WhatsApp Profile Picture Not Showing

By Ameera Mills. Updated: January 23, 2019
WhatsApp Profile Picture Not Showing

WhatsApp is one of the most used applications in the world. This is mainly due to the fact that it allows us to keep in touch with other people in a very simple and effective way. However, this also makes it one of the social applications that can raise the most doubts when it comes to using it. One of the main issues that arises with WhatsApp are problems with profile pictures. Is your WhatsApp profile picture not updating? Has your WhatsApp profile picture disappeared entirely? These are common questions often asked when it comes to WhatsApp functioning.

Is your WhatsApp profile picture not showing? For more on why this may be happening and how to fix it, keep reading here at OneHOWTO.

WhatsApp profile picture not showing: why?

Keep in mind that this application is designed to offer different functions that you can choose to use or not. Most of WhatsApp’s functions can be customized. This is especially relevant when choosing whether or not you want your WhatsApp profile picture to be visible to others or yourself.

This means that you may have disabled your profile picture function. In order to fix this problem, you need to modify your WhatsApp settings, restoring your preferences when it comes to who can see your display picture on WhatsApp.

To restore your profile photo settings, follow these steps:

  • Enter Settings.
  • Account.
  • Privacy.
  • Once you’ve entered your privacy section. Click on ‘profile picture’.
  • Three options will then appear, click on ‘everyone’.

For more about WhatsApp privacy settings, we recommend taking a look at our article on: How to hide Watsapp last seen.

WhatsApp Profile Picture Not Showing - WhatsApp profile picture not showing: why?

WhatsApp profile picture: blurry

The reason why your WhatsApp profile picture may look blurry may be because of the quality of the photo. This often means that the file itself isn’t of a high quality. In most cases the photo is too small and may appear pixelated. Does your WatsApp profile picture look pixelated? If so, the size of the photo is the most likely the root of this problem.

Is your WhatsApp profile photo blurred? The easiest way to fix this problem is by choosing another photo with better quality. However, if you are adamant that you want to use THAT specific photo, you can try using an image processing program to change the size and quality of the image. For more on how to convert images to high-resolution, we recommend taking a look at our article where we discuss: How to create High-resolution photos using 300 dpi.

WhatsApp Profile Picture Not Showing - WhatsApp profile picture: blurry

Whatsapp friends profile image not showing: Why?

Have you noticed that your WhatsApp contacts profile photo aren’t showing? It’s important to know that Whatsapp gives users the ability to block contacts. In this case, any Whatapp user can block a contact as long as they have their phone number. This means that the person who is blocked on WhatsApp will not be able to see the Whatsapp status or image of the person that blocked them.

This is one of the most common reasons why some Whatsapp profile photos disappear. However, we must bear in mind that when this happens, it is because the other user has blocked us or we have blocked them. Have you accidentally blocked someone on WhatsApp and want to unblock this contact?

How to unblock a WhatsApp contact

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Go to "Settings."
  3. Select "Account", - "Privacy" - "Blocked contacts".

In this last section the phone numbers which you may have blocked will appear. From here you have the option of unblocking them.

For more about Whatsapp blocking and unblocking, we recommend reading:

WhatsApp Profile Picture Not Showing - Whatsapp friends profile image not showing: Why?

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I have a similar problem, when i upload DP, it disappeared to me when i look at my settings but others can see it. In the mean time, i always has to refresh my contact manually. it's very annoying.
From few days onwards.....i am uploading DP in whatsapp but after few hours its disappering to me but others can see. What happened to my whatsapp.
Tia Te Amo
Thank you. I hope this works permanently. I had previously enabled the privacy setting for my profile photo to "nobody"
Every now and then my profile picture disappears. I look at settings and have to upload another profile picture... Everyone is enabled. But my photo disappears for no reason and I have to keep uploading it.
The answers are not complete. In the past the application was showing contact pictures from Google account (Google contacts) and this has stopped with one of the latest updates. I hope this option weill be back one day.
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