No doubt WhatsApp is one of the amazing mobile messengers till date, its huge user base, easy & diversified functionality making it stand out from the crowd. Now we can say WhatsApp is a close friend of everyone’s life. We all agree that WhatsApp making everyone’s life more attractive & enjoyable. But in this interaction, we have to maintain our privacy too which is another serious factor in an online world. WhatsApp already has few privacy control tools like blocking unwanted stuff etc. but it still lagging in few issues.
🔥[Update 2018]: If you are still facing WhatsApp profile picture of some specific contacts not showing then here is another quick fix.🔥
- If you are not able to see DP of some specific contact on your phone irrespective of their and yours Whatsapp Profile Picture visibility settings are correct and you should see it then, you have to DELETE that contact number from your contact list & save it again with DIFFERENT NAME i.e if I saved it earlier as “Smith Kev” next time I’ll save it as “KSmith”. Then refresh list. This may solve your issue if not follow 2 step
- If above process doesn’t work for you then, you have to repeat the same process vice-versa i.e You have to ask your contact (Who’s DP not showing ) to delete your number from their contact list and save it again using a different name. Like if your friend saved your name earlier as “Raymond Tom” then ask him/her to save it as “TRaymond” or any combination. Then do a refresh of both of list(theirs+yours). This will surely work as we already solved this issue of one of our reader.
[Update 2017]: We did research & found its occurring due to the limitation on WhatsApp data storage processing. Please do watch following video to fix this issue.
[Update]: After lots of suggestions this hidden update was rollbacked by WhatsApp and now they introduced this privacy control feature in Application itself to control who will see your ‘Last seen, Status and Profile Pic’ as per your preference. If you still face profile pic Issue we suggest to download the latest version of WhatsApp for Android and Whatsapp for iOS many people resolved it by updating to latest version!
Recently I was doing interaction in one of my WhatsApp group where we share some funny stuff, after browsing few data I navigated to the main screen of WhatsApp and I was amazed! most of my contacts DP disappear. I thought there is an issue with my mobile application, So I re-install it but still, I faced the same problem. I google a lot but didn’t get proper solution. I totally soaked-up as I was not getting why it has happened. I asked my fellow mates about this issue but nobody was facing such stuff. Then I correlated that it happened because I rooted my Andorid 😀
After few tweaking I realize that it was my myth and reality is WhatsApp roll-out security patch to enhance the privacy of contact DP and its result is here… Ahh.. finally I got something genuine !!!
WhatsApp has increased security for DP/ProfilePics
Now you can’t see others DP/ProfilePic till that person also add/save your number/name. It may be seen in the list because of system cache, but once you try to open it , it will disappear. So now if u don’t want someone to see your DP/profile pic in WhatsApp, then just delete that name/number from the contact list. That person can’t see your DP than after. This is applicable is in Groups also. Its good news for women who always have the major concern about their privacy than men. 🙂
Their is no official announcement about this fix but I personally checked it and its working as expected.
Will this update create misunderstanding in people?
Yes absolutely, I know after reading this your mindset defiantly going to think differently, now you can know if that person has your contact saved or not. This might create the wrong indication between people. Which is totally in favor of human physiology. But I suggest don’t judge someone from such crap stuff. Your trust is more important in this. I have few close friends who don’t have my numbers save in their mobile but it doesn’t mean they have some different intention.
Keep away your virtual world from your actual world, as we know WhatsApp is game of Psychology.
Its better to ask your Friends to add you into their contact list if they are comfortable.
This security patch seems to be legitimate & I suggest you to reproduce following step to update your contact list on WhatsApp database.
REFRESH your WhatsApp contact list.
1. In WhatsApp Main screen click on TopMostRight side ‘+’ button which is near to search button.
2. Then you will see the list of contacts, simply hit OPTION key and click REFRESH option.That’s it everything is up-to-date from your end.
Now-onward only your contacts can see your DP. Many people welcome & denied this feature as its having two sides of coins. I think WhatsApp need to take the review of people before persisting it permanently.