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WhatsApp New Update: You Can Now Set A Wallpaper For Each Contact; Here Is How To Do It

Upon everything that is happening between WhatsApp’s new privacy policy and its users, the app continues to be the world’s popular messaging app as they keep on bringing new updates.

Whatsapp has been in the news this whole year because of the new privacy policy they rolled out.

The new policy will be asking users to either agree with WhatsApp to share its data with Facebook. Or close their accounts.

When this privacy rolled out; we saw many WhatsApp users migrating to other secure private messaging apps such as Signal and Telegram.

Although WhatsApp has extended the deadline for its users to accept this new policy, users can’t use their WhatsApp accounts again when the given deadline is over.

However, users can open the messaging app, see messages and receive calls but can’t pick these calls or reply to these messages.

And when you try to do it, WhatsApp will ask you to agree to the terms before you can reply or receive calls.

When this happens to your account, WhatsApp will add your WhatsApp account to the inactive WhatsApp accounts, and inactive WhatsApp accounts also have 120 days to make changes, or else WhatsApp will delete their accounts.
Now is the time to know what to do next or migrate from the app to Signal or Telegram.

If you plan on staying on WhatsApp, then the messaging app has introduced a new feature you will love.

This new feature allows you to set a wallpaper for specific contact or all contacts.
With this new feature, you can set a wallpaper for each individual you chat with, and you can set a wallpaper of your mom on a chat between your mom and you.

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The same applies to your partner. Aside from chatting with him or her, you can also be seeing this picture of you with him or her when chatting.

How To Set A Wallpaper For Each Contact

  • Open the contact you want to change the chat wallpaper.
  • Tap on the three-dot on the top right and select Wallpaper.
  • Now choose your preferred Wallpaper and select SET WALLPAPER.
  • Whatsapp will prompt you to choose to set the Wallpaper for that specific contact or all your contacts. Choose ‘For This Contact’ and press Ok.
  • Now follow the same steps for each contact you want to change the chat wallpaper.


Whatsapp will continue to do its best to get people to stay on the app. The first step they had to take was to set staus for everybody to see, explaining what the new privacy policy is about and debunking some rumors about it.

And they have just rolled out this new feature. Let’s see what is going to follow next, be sure to be visiting us as we will be bringing you all the latest updates.

You might want to check out how to know if someone has saved your number because, with this trick, we use WhatsApp in finding out if your number is actually stored on someone’s phone.

And yes, it is now possible to hide the archived box from your WhatsApp chat screen, read this article to know how to hide the archived box from the chat screen.

Frequently Asked Questions When It Comes To Setting Custom Wallpaper For Each Contact

  1. Can I Set A Custom Wallpaper For A Group?

    Yes, now you can set a custom wallpaper for any chat, not only WhatsApp contacts but also set a custom wallpaper for a WhatsApp group.

  2. Can I Set Wallpaper For One Contact On iPhone?

    You can now be able to set a wallpaper for one contact on your iPhone.

  3. Can I Set Wallpaper For One Contact On WhatsApp?

    You can now set a custom wallpaper for each contact you chat with, and You can select a different wallpaper for a friend, the same as another wallpaper for that annoying class group.

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