How to change your WhatsApp background

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Feb 12, 2014, 11:28:59 AM via Website

Heyo peeps!

If you want to make the look of WhatsApp match your own personal taste, this is done in a few easy steps.

  • Go to the menu within the app.
  • Choose settings and then chat settings.
  • Then select wallpaper.
  • Down the free WhatsApp wallpaper package.

Easy as pie! :grin:


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Feb 15, 2015, 2:50:38 PM via Website

It works. It is very easy and simple way. I love it.

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Feb 15, 2015, 2:55:47 PM via Website

Nice guidance very helpful. Thanks!

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Aug 29, 2015, 10:01:03 AM via Website


I have a question about the chat backgrounds, but I'm not sure whether I should ask here or open a new thread. In the end I thought it would be better to post here than bloat the forum unnecessarily.

Anyway, I am wondering if it is possible to set contact-specific chat backgrounds ?


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Jan 13, 2016, 10:05:08 AM via Website

No, it's not possible to set different-different wallpapers to every individual contacts.

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Aug 15, 2016, 9:37:12 AM via Website


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Oct 10, 2016, 12:01:31 PM via Website

If you want to change your whatsapp background as per your choice this is done in a few easy steps:
1. Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone.
2. Tap "Settings" in the navigation bar; then tap "Chat Settings."
3. Tap "Chat Wallpaper."
4. Select your new wallpaper.
5. Tap the image you'd like to select as your new wallpaper.
6. Go back to the default.

I hope this helps you good.


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Dec 23, 2016, 3:56:04 PM via Website

Thanks for this really good post

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Jun 3, 2018, 5:18:14 PM via Website

  1. Open WhatsApp Messenger and tap on the Menu key.
  2. Go to Settings > Chat Settings.
  3. Tap on Wallpaper.
  4. Tap on Android System > Gallery.


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Aug 28, 2018, 7:15:07 AM via Website

Thanks worked for me.:D

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Sep 15, 2018, 7:58:58 PM via Website

To change the wallpaper of the WhatsApp chat screen, follow the below procedure:
Open WhatsApp Messenger and tap on the Menu key.
Go to Settings > Chat Settings.
Tap on Wallpaper.
Tap on Android System > Gallery.

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Oct 7, 2019, 9:53:36 AM via Website

Set it to blue. Now what I need to know is how to change the color of the green bar on top

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Dec 8, 2019, 9:55:18 PM via Website

Works, didn't even know this was an option for WhatsApp! :D

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Dec 31, 2019, 8:14:23 AM via Website

If you want to customize your whatsapp fully then try whatsapp alternative whatsaplus, gb whatsapp etc.

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Jan 5, 2021, 8:21:46 PM via Website

Thanx for sharing this guidance. Still whatsapp is a really difficult app for me :(

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Sep 9, 2022, 8:05:10 AM via Website

Your post was great and helped me a lot

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Dec 6, 2022, 6:02:45 AM via Website

Tap More options > Settings > Chats > Wallpaper. Alternatively, you can open a chat > tap More options > Wallpaper. If you're using dark mode, you can use the slider to dim your current wallpaper. Tap CHANGE.

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Jun 8, 2023, 11:06:33 AM via Website

To change your WhatsApp background, follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your device. Tap on the three-dot menu icon in the
    top right corner.
  2. Select "Settings" from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the Settings menu, choose the "Chats" option.
  4. Look for the "Chat Wallpaper" or "Wallpaper" option and tap on it.
  5. You will see a list of default wallpaper options provided by WhatsApp.
  6. Choose a wallpaper from the available options or tap on "Gallery" to select
    an image from your device's photo library.
  7. If you select "Gallery," navigate to the desired image and tap on it to select it as your
    WhatsApp background.
  8. Once you've chosen a wallpaper, you will have the option to preview it and adjust its positioning.
  9. After making any necessary adjustments, tap on the "Set" or "OK" button to
    confirm your choice.

That's it! Your WhatsApp background will now be changed to the selected wallpaper. Please note that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the version of ADWhatsApp you are using and the type of device you have.

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