How to Change WhatsApp Chat Wallpaper

In this post, we’ll see how to change the WhatsApp chat wallpaper on Android and iPhone.

Remember that the wallpaper change only applies to you. Also, keep in mind that chat wallpaper change applies to all contacts and groups.

With that said, let’s get started.

WhatsApp for Android

Open WhatsApp.

Tap overflow menu (three vertical dots) > Settings > Chats > Wallpaper (beneath “App Language“).

Now, you can see these options:

Wallpaper options

Gallery – Hit this option, and you’ll be shown Gallery. Find and tap the image you want. Now, you can see the preview and if you are “Ok” with it, hit “Set.”

Solid Colour – Tap this option, and you’ll be shown many colors. Hit the color you wish to set as wallpaper. Now, you can see the preview and if you like it, tap “Set.”

Wallpaper Library – Tapping this option will show a popup that prompts you to download the WhatsApp Wallpaper package. Tap “Ok,” and it’ll take you to “WhatsApp Wallpaper” on Google Play Store. Install it.

Now, hit the “Wallpaper Library” option again, and you’ll be shown many wallpapers. Find and tap the one you prefer. You can see the preview now and if you are “Ok” with it, tap “Set.”

Default – Hit this option if you want to revert to default.

No Wallpaper – Self-explanatory, right?

That’s it. All done.

WhatsApp for iPhone

Open WhatsApp. Hit “Settings” if you’re not in it already.

Tap Chats > Chat Wallpaper.

Now, you can see these options: 

Wallpaper Library – Tap this option, and you can see many wallpapers. Hit the one you prefer, and you can see the preview. Like the preview? Tap “Set.”

Solid Colors – Hit this option, and you can see many colors. Tap the one you prefer, and you can see the preview. Like the preview? Hit “Set.”

Photos – Hit this option, and you’ll be asked to provide access to the Photos app. Once you did that and return to the WhatsApp app, you can see the contents of the Photos app. Pick the one you prefer. Now, you can see the preview, and if you like that, tap “Set.”

Reset Wallpaper – Self-explanatory, right? Tap this option and then hit the “Reset Wallpaper” option.

That’s it. All done.

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