How to Save WhatsApp Profile Pictures of Your Friends

Have you ever wanted to save a profile picture that you have seen on WhatsApp? Below you will find a short guide to help you download any profile pictures you encounter on WhatsApp quickly, regardless of the kind of device you are using.

How to Save WhatsApp Profile Pictures of Your Friends

Hello, its Frankie here again and today I want to tell you another technology trick to help you save WhatsApp profile picture of your contacts.

There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to save WhatsApp profile pictures. This could be the person you love, the person who is currently stalking you, someone who might be a perfect match for a single friend you have, or they just have a striking picture.

Whatever reason you have, the process could not be simpler to achieve. The only limitation here is the amount of storage that you have on your phone, but even simple cloud storage can take care of this potential problem.

Let’s take a look at the steps (using an iPhone and Android devices) to save contact pictures.

Saving WhatsApp Profile Pictures On iPhone

  1. Open the application.
  2. Open a chat with the person whose profile picture you are trying to save.
  3. Tap on the profile picture you want.
  4. Tap on the up icon in the right corner.
  5. Then tap on “Save Image”.

From those steps, the image you wanted will be saved to the camera roll on your phone.

[IMPORTANT UPDATE 2020] With one of the latest updates of 2020 WhatsApp has also removed the possibility to save the profile photo of your contacts on iPhone (it was already been fixed on Android). To date the only really effective way is to take a screenshot of the image. Unfortunately the quality will not be the best.

Saving WhatsApp Profile Pictures on Android

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Open a chat with the person whose profile picture you want to save.
  3. Enlarge this image by tapping on it.
  4. In the right corner, choose the “Share” option.
  5. From the options here, choose “Save To Gallery”.

From these steps, this picture will end up in the picture gallery on your phone.

[UPDATE 2020] Unfortunately this method does not longer work due to the last WhatsApp update. Currently, the best alternatives to save someone else profile picture are through screenshooting or using All Status Saver Download App (available for free on Google Play).


We have reached the end of this guide and I hope I have given you some really effective solutions. Unfortunately, WhatsApp has removed the feature that allows you to save your contact’s profile photo on both iPhone and Android devices.

Do you know of any other trick for WhatsApp that you believe is worth sharing? Share it in the comments (for example the valuable advice that our reader Kaushik gave us).


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About Frankie Caruso

Hello! I am Frankie Caruso and I love to fiddle with all of the popular messaging applications with the hacking techniques that I love. I want to find out how to breach the defenses of these apps and exploit weaknesses.