As the title says, is it possible to backup my Whatsapp contacts pictures?

I'm not talking about pictures and photos shared between us, I'm referring to the contacts' profile pictures.

All the solutions that I have found are focused on backing up chat histories, shared pictures and so on, but nothing that can perform this task.

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    The pictures are located at /Whatsapp/Profile Pictures/. Can't you just copy them with a file Explorer?
    – benjamin
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 13:01

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There is no direct button to do this work. But, you can find all those profile pictures that you see in full clear view. These pictures are downloaded in folder WhatsApp/Profile Pictures.

From there you can copy and paste where you want. Generally, these will not show in Gallery, because these pictures kept hidden by .nomedia file.

  • Thanks, I knew where they are located, I was looking for a way to automatically backup them; I guess that I have to do that manually.
    – user86241
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 19:15
  • Where you want to automatically backup these pictures?
    – Vivek Ji
    Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 4:07
  • @Sekhemty auto backup is not supported AFAIK. Reason...this is what I think!! Just Imagine this: You have 1000+ contacts. Hundreds of them changing their profile pics regularly and Whatsapp is taking their back up as soon as profile pics changes. As you may know, these back ups are local + Google Drive(optional, as not all user have Google account ), and soon your local storage will become full. Bad user experience...isn't it? Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 12:52

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