WhatsApp Profile Picture Not Showing ? How To Fix It

WhatsApp is one of the best applications for online messaging. Next to Viber, Messenger, and Instagram, it's

One of the most common problems with this app is that it sometimes doesn't show profile pictures. We are here to help you solve this problem and to give you an explanation for it.


If others can’t see your profile picture

This is a common problem among WhatsApp users. We are sure that if you follow these steps below, you will be able to fix the issue in no time!

  • Navigate to the settings page on WhatsApp
  • On iPhone, tap the settings icon at the bottom right of the screen.
  • On Android, tap on the three dots at the top right area on the screen.
  • OnTap On "Account" > Privacy  > Tap on Profile Picture and change the settings to "My Contacts or Everyone"

This should work. If it doesn't, try uninstalling the app and then installing it again and repeating all of these steps.


You can't see your friend's profile picture.

There are several reasons why this can happen. Maybe you accidentally blocked the contact? If you did, you wouldn't be able to see their picture or any other profile information. Or perhaps they blocked you.

If you are not blocked, nor have you blocked them, this is what you should try doing:

  • Restart your phone.
  • Try removing the contact and adding it again.
  • Clear the cache on your phone. You can do that in the "Settings" of your phone.
  • On Android: Navigate to Settings > Apps > WhatsApp >Storage > Clear Cache 
  • Your friend might have changed their privacy setting to "Nobody" so nobody can see their photo or profile information.
  • Maybe your friends do not have a profile photo uploaded at all.
  • Your network could be the reason. Check your internet connection or mobile data.

How to unblock a contact on WhatsApp if you recently blocked them?

  • While you are in the app, go to "Settings"
  • Click on "Account." 
  • When the new tab opens, tap on "Privacy" > "Blocked."
  • If you blocked someone, their phone number should appear on the screen.
  • Unblock them by clicking on the "Unblock" option next to their phone number. Or sliding left on the user.

If someone blocks you, you can't do much about it. How to know if someone blocked you and if that's the issue? You won't be able to send them texts, make calls, or even see their profile.


We hope this article has helped you in solving the problem!

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