How to pixelate faces of photo from WhatsApp without installing external apps

WhatsApp launches a new feature for its users

By: News Desk      Published: 09:29 AM, 10 Oct, 2021
How to pixelate faces of photo from WhatsApp without installing external apps
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Do you want to hide someone or something got in the way of your shot? Through WhatsApp you can do many things, from something as simple as placing emoticons on images, to something more complex such as removing the audio from a video without the need to install external applications.

Surely you have ever wanted to share a photo with your friends, family or work colleagues, but you decided not to do it because you did not know how to hide the part that you did not like. This time we will teach you to pixelate photos and screenshots using only the aforementioned instant messaging platform.

Did you know that there is a WhatsApp tool that allows you to piex any image? Despite the fact that this function has been around for a long time, users have not yet noticed it because it goes unnoticed; so do not download third-party applications to hide certain parts of your photos, since you can perform this action using only the app belonging to Facebook.

It is important to clarify that at the moment this trick is available only on Apple iOS devices, users who have an Android smartphone will have to wait for this WhatsApp function.


First, make sure that WhatsApp does not have pending updates in the Apple App Store. Now, open the application and enter any chat (it can be group). Then, press the icon of the clip that is located in the lower right corner. Press on the ‘Gallery’ and choose a photo to open in full screen.

Before sending the image, click on the ‘Pencil’ icon located in the upper right corner. Next to the letter ‘T’, a color bar will be displayed immediately, move it to the bottom where the pixels are, and finally, run your finger over any part of the photo that you do not want to appear so that you can pixelate.

New feature

Those responsible for the “WhatsApp” application are always developing it periodically, and adding a lot of new services and features to it, so that it always remains on the throne of favourite social networking applications among the pioneers of the Internet, and a new feature has been added to the application that allows users to hide their profile pictures from some unwanted people.

 The WhatsApp application has options dedicated to hiding users profile pictures on their account on the application, and therefore no one added to the contacts will be able to view that image, and it is soon scheduled to include a list of hiding the file. Profile on the app is a new option to hide your profile picture from “My Contacts Except…”, so you will be able to hide your profile picture from people you choose yourself.

Wabetainfo has shared a screenshot from inside the WhatsApp application, confirming that there is a test of the option to hide a user’s profile picture from a specific contact on the beta version that works on the Android system.

The image shows that the “My Contacts Except” option to be added soon to hide the file’s image from specific people is still in the experimental stage, and this feature is also scheduled to be added to the Last Seen option as well, which means that work is in progress to expand this feature.–MRT/