How to Change a WhatsApp Chat Background on Android Smartphones

Change WhatsApp Chat Background on Android Smartphones

Find the default WhatsApp chat background boring?

Want to change the wallpaper of all of your chat windows or just for one person?

Want to use one of your personal pictures as a background?

Then you are on the right page, because here...

...I will show you step by step how to do this on a Android smartphone.

But first:

Using a custom background (also called wallpaper) gives your chats a more personal look.

You can set a default background for all of your chats and also for each contact separately.

I've tested these steps on a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with Android version Lollipop 5.1.1, but this tutorial should work for all Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Huawei, Lenovo, Motorola Moto, OnePlus X, Google Nexus, HTC, LG, and many other smartphones running Android 4.1 or higher (Jelly Bean (4.1 - 4.3.1), KitKat (4.4 - 4.4.4), Lollipop (5.0 - 5.1.1), Marshmallow (6.0 - 6.0.1)).

And now:

Change WhatsApp Chat Background (Wallpaper)

Change WhatsApp Default Chat Background for All Chats

1 Open WhatsApp.

2 Open the menu.

To open the menu you need to tap on the vertical aligned dots located at the top right of the screen.

open whatsapp menu on android phone

3 Tap on "Settings".

4 Tap on "Chats".

open whatsapp chat settings on android phone

5 Tap on "Wallpaper".

6 Open the location on your phone (phone memory or SD card) where the image is stored that you want to use as your new custom background for your chat windows.

change whatsapp chat background on android phone

7 Tap on the picture.

8 Drag the photo to adjust to the screen.

Tap on the image and swipe with your finger to the left, right, top or bottom until the image is how you want it to be.

9 Tap on "SET" (bottom right) to save the new wallpaper.

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Change WhatsApp Chat Background for one Chat (Person/Contact)

1 Open WhatsApp.

2 Open a chat window with the person for who you want to set and use a custom chat background (you don't need to type something).

3 Open the menu.

To open the menu you need to tap on the vertical aligned dots located at the top right of the chat screen.

open whatsapp menu in a chat on android phone

4 Tap on "Wallpaper".

5 Open the location on your phone (phone memory or SD card) where the image is stored that you want to use as your new custom background for your chat window with this person.

change whatsapp chat background on android phone

6 Tap on the picture.

7 Drag the photo to adjust to the screen.

8 Tap on "SET" (bottom right) to save the new wallpaper.

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That's it.

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