picture on your phone to play a little prank on them,
then read on. It may be a little bit juvenile, I’ll admit,
but nothing beats the look on your friend’s face when
you pull one over on them.
It’s actually really easy to do. Whenever you open
someone’s profile picture full-screen, the app actually
saves the image. These images then get saved with
your contact’s phone number as the file name in your
WhatsApp folder. So all you need to do is go into your
file manager and replace the existing profile picture
with one of your choices.
1. Assuming you want to revert to the original profile
picture, you want to save a copy of it first. I’m using
ES File Explorer for this tutorial, but the process is
pretty much the same no matter what app you’re
using. If you don’t have one already, ES is a good
2. Navigate to the following folder: /device/sdcard/
WhatsApp/Profile Pictures. Here you will see the
profile pictures that the app has saved. If you don’t
see your friend’s picture in here, go back to WhatsApp
and open it. All you have to do is tap their name at
the top of a chat and then on their profile picture icon
in the screenshot below. Once it has loaded full-
screen it will appear in the Profile Pictures folder.
Once you’ve viewed a friend’s profile picture it will be
saved by WhatsApp..
3. In the Profile Pictures folder, find your friend’s
image and long press it, then choose Copy from the
menu. You can paste it anywhere you like, but you’re
going to want to copy the file name (your friend’s
phone number) before we go on.
In a file manager, go to /device/sdcard/WhatsApp/
Profile Pictures to see your profile pics.
4. Now, find a picture you want to replace your friend’s
profile picture with and resize it to be 640 x 640
pixels: the standard size for WhatsApp profile pics.
5. Move the new profile picture to the Profile Picture
folder and rename it with your friend’s phone number.
To rename the picture, just long press the picture and
select Rename from the menu.
Once you’ve pasted your new picture into the folder,
rename it with your friend’s phone number.
6. Now, when you go into WhatsApp and tap your
friend’s name and then their profile picture, the full
screen image will be the one you saved.
The look on
Ada’s face when I showed her this was
I don’t yet know of a way to change the small profile
icon as well, but this is still a great way to freak your
friends out. Just go up to them and say ”I think your
WhatsApp account got hacked…” or ”What’s up with
your WhatsApp profile picture?” and show them your
phone. If it works like it did for me with Ada , it’s well
worth the five minute investment to make it happen
Why I Went M.I.A For Almost Two Months And What Lies Ahead
It’s been awfully quiet here for a couple of weeks and I’m guessing most of you wondered where I was, So before you shoot . Please me hear me out.
I’ve been quite busy handling my final year project in school and a lot of jobs for clients. When I’m not blogging, I’m a product designer. I basically design apps and websites for brands and companies before it’s developed. You can take a look at my portfolio here to see what I’ve been up to – https://www.dribbble.com/naijatechguy
Also I think I would be needing active tech writers here so when I’m not available content would still be here. The past two months have been hectic and extremely stressful and I’m sorry the blog had to take the hit for all the stress.
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In the mean time, I’m gonna resume posting here. When I wasn’t active here i still made updates on my social media handles. Please follow those handles to stay updated with what I’m up to.
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It’s good to be back, honestly I missed this. At some point I felt like I was losing touch with blogging but mehnnn. It feels so good typing again. I can’t wait to cause trouble as usual lol.
So that’s it from me guys. This is me officially signing out. I would catch y’all tomorrow morning.
How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying
Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.
How To Compare Phones
I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –
I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money. Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.
Thanks for being an amazing reader.