Wondering how to change your WhatsApp chat background? 

If you’re a heavy WhatsApp user, a chat screen with a blank background can get boring soon.

And with so many chat applications at people’s disposal these days, you may end up switching to either Telegram or maybe Snapchat.

But WhatsApp doesn’t want you to. 

Luckily, you can customize your experience by changing your WhatsApp chat background within a few clicks.

Whether you’re an Android user or iOS, allow me to show you how to change your WhatsApp chat background:

I’m a heavy WhatsApp user – we use it here in India all the time.

And I’d love nothing more than to share my inputs.

Let’s dive into these topics straight away.

How to Change Your WhatsApp Background on Android Devices in 2022?

Follow these exact steps to change your WhatsApp chat background on Android devices in 2022:

Let’s have a look.

Click on “Chats” Under WhatsApp Settings

That’s the first step.

First, you need to launch WhatsApp on your Android device. 

Now, if you want to change your WhatsApp chat background on your Android device, you need to tap on the three-vertical dotted line in the top-right corner that you’ll see while on your WhatsApp “Chats” window.

Head over to Chats under WhatsApp settings in 2022

Now, you will see a drop-down menu with the following options:

  • New group
  • New broadcast
  • Linked devices
  • Starred messages
  • Payments
  • Settings

Of the different options you see, you need to click on “Settings.” You’ll find it at the bottom of the list just below “Payments.”

Under WhatsApp settings, select “Chats,” which you’ll find just below “Account” and above “Notifications.”

Set Wallpaper

Upon clicking on “Chats,” you’ll many options.

Now, under the “Display” section at the top, select “Wallpaper.”

As soon as you select “Wallpaper,” you’ll see your current theme.

To change your WhatsApp chat background, select “Change” – which you can find just below the theme.

Upon selecting “Change,” either you can choose from the three in-built categories:

  • Bright 
  • Dark
  • Solid Colors

Or you can just set a custom photo as your WhatsApp chat background.

How to Change Your WhatsApp Background on Android Devices in 2022?

Let’s go with a Dark theme.

As soon as I tap on it, I’ll see the Preview.

Click on “Set Wallpaper.”

And as soon as you do, you’ll see the “Wallpaper set” message at the bottom of your screen.

Congratulations! You’ve changed your WhatsApp chat background.

Next, I’ll be showing how you can change your WhatsApp wallpaper on iOS devices.

If you want to change it for a specific chat, you can skip to the last section.

How to Change Your WhatsApp Background on iOS Devices in 2022?

Follow these exact steps to change your chat background on WhatsApp in iOS devices in 2022:

How to Change Your WhatsApp Background on iOS Devices in 2022?

The first step is to launch WhatsApp on your iOS device. 

Of the different options available at the bottom of WhatsApp on iOS devices, select “Settings” in the bottom right corner.

Under WhatsApp settings, you need to click on “Chats.”

Upon clicking on “Chats,” the next step to changing your WhatsApp background on iOS is to click on “Chat Wallpaper.”

Now, here you’ll see the following options:

  • Bright
  • Dark
  • Solid Colors
  • Photos

You can either choose from the pre-loaded ones or you can just load photo of your choosing and set it as your chat background by selecting “Photos.”

As you select the chat background, select “Set Wallpaper” and you’ll be set.

How to Change Your WhatsApp Chat Background for a Specific Chat?

Wondering how to change your WhatsApp chat background for a specific chat? 

Allow me to show you how you can do it.

Follow these exact steps to learn how to do it for a specific chat:

Here I’ll change the Wallpaper for chat named “Technometer.”

Of the countless people I chat with, I’ll change it for “Technometer.”

For the person or chat you’d like to change WhatsApp background, head over to their chat.

When you do, you need to tap on the three-vertical dotted line that you can see in the top-right corner when you are on that person’s chat screen.  

Of the different options you see, select “Wallpaper.” You’ll find it below “Mute Notifications” and above “More.”

How to Change Your WhatsApp Chat Background for a Specific Chat?

Upon selecting “Wallpaper,” you can either choose from the three built-in categories, namely: 

  • Bright 
  • Dark
  • Solid Colors

Or you can click on “My Photos” to set a custom photo as your WhatsApp chat background.

As soon as you select a wallpaper, you can see the Preview.

Click on “Set Wallpaper.”

And you’re done!

Hurrah!

Conclusion

Congratulations! You’ve learned how to successfully change your WhatsApp chat background.

I hope I was able to help you out. If you think I missed something or want me to cover a specific topic, don’t forget to add your valuable comment. Every comment matters!

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