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How to Download WhatsApp Profile Picture to your phone


WhatsApp keeps dominating the social media and quite a large number of social media enthusiasts have found it pleasing to communicate with friends. This is due to the fact that WhatsApp integrates cool features that eases its use.

For instance, you can download profile pictures of friends and the group you belong to, or even download WhatsApp statuses of your friends without the need for technical expertise, provided your device is WhatsApp-compliant.

Aside from that, the end-to-end communication approach adopted by this platform enhances how people share information and other resources – such as pictures, videos, documents, audio, etc. – with their friends.

The above and many other things have made WhatsApp what it is today – a haven of billion users sharing ideas and information.

Well, not to go astray let’s get back to why you clicked this link.

You want to find out how to download the profile pictures of your friends or groups without anyone sending them to you.

Yeah, that’s what this post is created for – to guide you in doing just that.

Download WhatsApp profile Pictures
But wait a minute! Why would you want to download these profile pictures?

I guess the reason is that some of these profile pictures are beautiful, educative, encouraging, informative and edifying. So, you want to either have them among the pictures in your gallery or to simply share them with your friends on your status.

Ok, that’s fine. After all, that’s what social media platforms are created for – to share the moments and excitements with friends and [enemies] alike.

So, straightway, I will show you how to download WhatsApp profile pictures of friends and Groups

How to Download WhatsApp Profile Pictures

There are basically two ways you can do this, and I will describe them so that anyone that is convenient for you can be used. Both methods work for both the profile pictures of friends and for groups.

From Dashboard

This one is straightforward...

Open WhatsApp and you will be directed to the list of the groups or people you last chatted with, something I call the Dashboard.

Scroll to identify the friend’s or group’s profile picture you want to download.
If you had never chatted in the group or with the contact, simply tap the contact feature to display the list of all the contacts and groups you have.

Now, tap the circular profile picture of the friend or contact without necessarily opening the chat you last had with the contact.

This will increase the view of the picture. Again, tap the picture to access the full image. At the top right corner, Tap the share button and choose Save to gallery.

That will automatically download the profile picture to your phone.
To view or access the download picture, read the guide below.



From each Chat Panel

This is an alternative way of downloading profile pictures from the profile of a contact or group. Irrespective of the method you choose to use, the result will be the same.

So, let’s get started with this…

On your WhatsApp dashboard, open the contact or group whose profile picture you want to download.

Tap on the name of the contact or group as shown below, or simplify tap the menu at the top right and tap View contact.

Either way, you will be directed to the profile page where you will need to enlarge the profile image by tapping on it.




Now, at the top right corner, tap the share button and choose Save to Gallery. This will automatically save the WhatsApp profile picture to your phone.

Accessing the Downloaded Picture

Alright!

Now you’ve downloaded the profile picture, but you’re left with the need to access. The quickest you would love to do that is by checking the gallery.

However, you might not see this picture there sometimes for reasons akin to the type of phone and Android version you’re using.

In that case, follow this guide to access the profile picture you just downloaded.

Open any file manager you have on your device, e.g. ES File Explorer, or the default file manager that comes with your phone.

Go to this directory:

Internal Storage>WhatsApp>Media>WhatsApp Profile photos

There, you will see the profile picture you downloaded. You can move to any directory of your choice and ease how you access it again.

Over to you

Trust me, there will times when you would love to have the profile pictures used by those on your WhatsApp contact list or that of a group you belong. You don’t necessarily need to ask for someone to send the picture to you. Just use one of the above methods and such picture will become yours.

Well, I just showed you an easy way to download WhatsApp profile pictures, and either of the methods you choose to use will grant you enough access to whatever picture you want to download.

However, not all downloaded pictures are advisable to publicise, as some of them can be copyrighted. To avoid legal penalty or alarms that will drain on the social platform, ensure that the profile pictures you download and use from others are actually safe.

Happy WhatsApping!

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