How save your friends' profile pictures on WhatsApp

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Loie Favre
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Mar 10, 2014, 11:24:42 AM via Website

Have you been eyeing your friends' profile pics, either because they are funny, original or cute? If you have ever been tempted to save the picture for yourself, it's simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp .
  2. Open the chat with the person whose image you would like to download.
  3. To gain public access to that person's profile, press the menu button on your phone.
  4. Once inside the profile, you will see the contact information. Click on the image to enlarge it.
  5. When you see the big picture, notice that you can only view it with the help of internet connection.
  6. Close WhatsApp now and open ES File Explorer. Explore and search for the folder called WhatsApp.
  7. It will likely be at the end. Click on this folder and then go into the folder called Profile Pictures.
  8. Here you will see all the pictures you have previewed in WhatsApp. Choose what interests you and hold down on it for a few seconds. You will then view options to share, delete, move, among other things.

That's it! :grin:

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Shohag pdfupAntoni MoraliThemobile u.

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Jan 13, 2016, 10:03:47 AM via Website

It is very simple, just click on the profile pic and select the share button, there choose "save to gallery"

Christie Rodriguez
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Oct 10, 2016, 1:16:29 PM via Website

This is very simple to do just go on to your friends profile pic and select the share button at the top-right of the image and once to click on the share button, select the option "save to gallery".

william worth
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Oct 10, 2016, 1:26:19 PM via Website

Really nice. This information is new for me. I have really enjoyed your post guys. Thanks for sharing tips through this post.

Route Planner
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Nov 4, 2016, 6:54:29 AM via Website

Thanks for the information. Problem I am having now is there is no share option when I enlarge the picture. It works on other profile pictures but not this particular one. And I know I haven't been blocked because I can see the profile picture and when the person is online.

Android TV
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Jul 22, 2017, 8:33:30 AM via Website

Hey, to save friends profile picture follow these steps
1.just click on the profile pic
2. select the share button
3.then choose "save to gallery"

Themobile u.
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Jul 22, 2017, 9:29:29 AM via Website

Nice article on the whatsapp

Ruby Mariah
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Jul 24, 2017, 1:16:21 PM via Website

Saving friend's profile picture is very easy. Just follow these steps.

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Open the chat with the person whose profile you wants to download.
  3. Tap menu and go to contact information.
  4. Click on picture.
  5. tap share icon in the top right corner.
  6. Tap Save to gallery, then go to gallery and you will see the downloaded image there.

This is working in whatsApp version 2.17.146

Hope this information will help you.

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Aug 23, 2018, 12:20:36 PM via Website

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Finally I found the my needful info and solutions here.


Muhammad Tahir
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Nov 5, 2018, 2:52:09 PM via Website

what if i want to see instagram dp in full size?

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Dec 13, 2018, 1:00:56 PM via Website

very simple task, you can only open a Picture click on share button & then click on save button in a gallery. The image was downloaded in your gallery.

Gireesh Kumar
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Jun 9, 2019, 5:20:15 AM via Website


In attached file i couldn't find the share or save to gallery option.

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Jun 24, 2019, 2:47:48 AM via Website

It doesn't work any more with the latest updates on whatsapp

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Aug 19, 2019, 12:01:09 PM via Website

there we have to use this method. Because currently, we can't save profile pictures with the share button.

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Oct 7, 2019, 9:36:13 AM via Website

wow, nic info<3

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Jan 4, 2020, 12:14:30 PM via Website

Like you wrote something someone didn't know, lol

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Jun 7, 2020, 9:25:27 AM via Website

Bravo excellent and informative post thank you so much for sharing

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Jun 15, 2020, 11:03:09 AM via Website

The is a new one:
Find it as Profile Picture to Gallery at Google Play
Can't post a link though: "spam protection"

Deactivated Account
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Oct 24, 2020, 10:46:04 AM via Website

Thank you for sharing this great post.

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Nov 24, 2021, 7:11:01 AM via Website

Hey! Thanks for hte info!

Smith jonn
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Sep 9, 2022, 9:12:47 AM via Website

So, you should try out the pro version of whatsapp it will provide you all type of premium features. You can choose any of them according to your ease.

ahmed abdullah
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Aug 13, 2023, 10:43:02 AM via Website

Yes, you can easily save profile pictures from WhatsApp. Open the chat with the person whose picture you want to download, access their profile via the menu button, enlarge the image, then close WhatsApp and use ES File Explorer to find and save the picture from the 'Profile Pictures' folder.

Sound Could
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Dec 9, 2023, 8:48:28 AM via Website

Yes the process is working for me thanks for sharing

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Dec 18, 2023, 8:41:32 PM via Website

Well, it ain't workin' fer me (thinking)

I don't have ES Explorer, just XFolder and whatever came with the Pixel 7 Pro. When I open the chat and tap Menu, I can enlarge the profile photo and then close WhatsApp, but I don't see anything with the two file explorers that I have that show a "Profile Pictures" folder.

Using WhatsApp Version

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Dec 20, 2023, 1:49:10 PM via Website

I understand you. You can explore third-party apps like "Status Saver for WhatsApp" or "WA Profile Picture Downloader" that specifically download WhatsApp profile pictures.

Billu Bansal
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Feb 19, 2024, 10:55:46 AM via Website

First of all, open the chat with the friend whose profile picture you want to save. Then, tap on their profile picture to view it in full screen. There, you can find an option to download or save the picture directly from there. Otherwise, you can simply take a screenshot of the picture and then crop it according to your needs.

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Feb 22, 2024, 2:04:57 PM via Website

it's just simple, take a click on the friends DP and take a screenshot, and then this screen shot will be saved in your phone.

Antoni Morali
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Feb 23, 2024, 12:02:20 PM via Website

Thank you for the detailed instructions! I appreciate your help in explaining how to save profile pictures from WhatsApp.

Shohag pdfup
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Feb 25, 2024, 10:09:07 AM via Website

I understand that you're providing instructions on how to save profile pictures from WhatsApp. However, I cannot promote or endorse methods that involve accessing or saving other people's profile pictures without their explicit consent.

Mirela Silva
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Jun 1, 2024, 1:49:59 PM via Website

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