One of the easiest ways to make a chat distinct is by using a unique wallpaper. This way, you wonâ€™t end up sending accidental messages. Hereâ€™s how to set a custom wallpaper for individual WhatsApp chats on iPhone and Android.
You can give a chat (group chat or individual chat) a custom wallpaper quite easily. You can select one of WhatsAppâ€™s built-in options, or you can use your own photo.
Unlike Instagram, WhatsAppâ€™s custom wallpaper feature is not synced across all users. As such, both parties can have their own custom chat wallpaper for the same conversation.
Set Custom Wallpaper for Chats on WhatsApp for Android
To get started, open the WhatsApp app on your Android smartphone. Here, go to the â€œChatsâ€� section and open a WhatsApp conversation.
Tap the menu button from the toolbar and choose the â€œWallpaperâ€� option.
Here, youâ€™ll see a couple of options called â€œBright,â€� â€œDark,â€� â€œSolid Colors,â€� and â€œMy Photos.â€�
Browse through the photos here and tap a photo to preview it.
Then, tap the â€œSet Wallpaperâ€� option.
From the pop-up dialog, make sure that you select the â€œFor This Chatâ€� option and tap the â€œOKâ€� button.
Youâ€™ll now see the updated wallpaper for the conversation.
If you want to remove the custom wallpaper, tap the menu button, go to the â€œWallpaperâ€� section, tap the â€œChangeâ€� button, select the â€œRemove Custom Wallpaperâ€� option, and then tap â€œRemoveâ€� to confirm the change.
Set Custom Wallpaper for Chats on WhatsApp for iPhone
The process for iPhone users is slightly different. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and go to a conversation. Here, tap the profile picture or name found at the top for the chat.
Here, choose â€œWallpaper & Sound.â€�
Now, select the â€œChoose a New Wallpaperâ€� option.
From the next screen, you can browse the â€œBright,â€� â€œDark,â€� and â€œSolid Colorsâ€� wallpaper collections. If you want to select your own image as a background, choose the â€œPhotosâ€� option.
After selecting a photo, you can resize it to fit the chat window.
Once youâ€™re satisfied, tap the â€œSetâ€� button.
Now, go back to the chat and youâ€™ll see the new custom wallpaper right in the chat background.
If you want to remove the custom wallpaper, go to Wallpaper & Sound > Choose a New Wallpaper section, and tap the â€œRemove Custom Wallpaperâ€� option. Then, select the â€œRemove Custom Wallpaperâ€� button to confirm.
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