Is It Possible To Know Who Checked Your WhatsApp Profile Photo?

The ease of communication which the WhatsApp application has brought to the world is largely undisputed.

Today, nearly a quarter of the world’s population accesses the WhatsApp platform every single month. These are usually parents, children, business people, students, teachers and friends connecting to share information, transact business or have fun.

If there’s one thing people value most about the WhatsApp platform, it’s the fact that it has a lot of privacy protection tools. Which is why most people got agitated when the WhatsApp Privacy Policy was reviewed earlier.

Despite how much protection WhatsApp has over users’ privacy, one of the most-searched terms about the application is ‘How To Check Who Viewed My Profile’.

Obviously, the most-ideal question anyone should ask first is ‘Can you check who viewed your WhatsApp profile?’

If you’re here because you were searching for the answer to this question, then you can rest assured that you’re at the right place and at the right time too.

In this article, we shall look at how possible it is to check who viewed your profile and how true or false such claims are.

So, sit back and enjoy.

Can You See Who Viewed Your Profile Picture?

So, basically, there are two ways to answer this question. The simple way and a more detailed way. For the sake of this article, I shall attempt both ways.

So, the short answer is NO!

The other answer is that WhatsApp has a lot of protection on user private data. For this reason, WhatsApp only shares data you are willing to share with other WhatsApp users.

And the number of people who visit your profile, or view your profile picture is not part of this data. The only thing you can authentically see is the number of people who view your status and their names.

Apart from that, you can’t see any other details regarding who visits your account and who doesn’t.

In any case, you can actually set your account such that only those who are your contacts can view your WhatsApp profile photo. That’s if you are insecure about other people viewing your profile photo.

Are There External Apps Which Perform This Function?

If you’re asking this question, then there’s a possibility that you’ve heard somewhere or seen somewhere that there are certain external apps for viewing who watched your WhatsApp profile photo.

While we haven’t been able to check every single one of them to confirm how true they are, there is a high possibility that all these apps are fake. This is based on the few ones we’ve tried.

Majority of these apps randomly come up with names of people on your contact list when you check to see whoever is watching your WhatsApp profile.

To confirm this, use someone else’s phone to view your own profile photo after installing any of these apps (which we don’t recommend).

You’ll notice that a different name will be indicated in the app. This is a complete proof that these apps are not 100% efficient and are very likely to give you a wrong reflection.

Finally, note that most of these applications aren’t allowed on Google playstore or Apple Appstore. This should tell you something about their safety.

In fact, these apps are very dangerous to the health of your phone and your personal data. In the case of iPhones, you are expected to jailbreak your phone to use these apps. And once you do that, you are making your phone vulnerable to attacks and data leakages.

I believe you already know the implication of this on your personal data.


On the internet, privacy is one of the most potent asset anyone can have. And WhatsApp provides quite a good dose of that to its users. Even when people are disputing WhatsApp’s new Privacy Policies, it still much protects the user from any external data usage other than from other Facebook products.

There may be lots of applications on the internet claiming to give you access to the people viewing your WhatsApp profile photo.

But, the truth is that most of these apps are fake. Apart from offering you lots of ads and making money off you – without offering you real value-, they actually steal your data too.

Frankly, if you ask me, I’m not sure it’s that important for you to know who’s viewing your profile photo. If you think it’s important to you, then you should take off your photo altogether and keep yourself away from that stress.

Because, once you install such apps on your phone, it’s just as simple as giving your credit card and password to a seasoned criminal. What do you expect?

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