How to Change a WhatsApp Chat Background on Android Smartphones

Change WhatsApp Chat Background on Android Smartphones

This tutorial will show you step by step how to change the chat window background on WhatsApp on a Android smartphone.

You can change the chat screen wallpaper for all of your contacts (default) or just for one contact.

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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)).

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WhatsApp allows you to make your chats more personal by using images or your own pictures as a background of your chat windows.

You can change your default chat wallpaper for all contacts or for just one contact.

How to Change the Default WhatsApp Chat Background for All Contacts on Android

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the menu button.

For most Android devices the WhatsApp menu button is a physical button on your smartphone located at the bottom left or bottom right and for some devices the menu button is located in the top right corner of the screen. The icon for the menu button will look different on different phones.

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3. Tap on "Settings".

4. Tap on "Chats".

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.

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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" located at the bottom right.

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Your WhatsApp chat window background is now saved.

How to Change WhatsApp Chat Background for One Contact on Android

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Open a chat with the contact for who you want to change the chat background (you don't need to type something).

3. Tap on the menu button.

For most Android devices the WhatsApp menu button is a physical button on your smartphone located at the bottom left or bottom right and for some devices the menu button is located in the top right corner of the screen. The icon for the menu button will look different on different phones.

whatsapp menu buttons on android

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 windows.

change whatsapp chat background on android phone

6. Tap on the picture.

7. 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.

8. Tap on "SET" located at the bottom right.

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Your WhatsApp chat screen wallpaper is now saved.

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