I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+. I have a few contacts who have not set a profile picture within WhatsApp. Previously, it would automatically substitute their lack of profile picture with whatever picture I had set for them in my Samsung Contacts app.
Yesterday, I have wiped my device and upgraded to the latest Android 9.0 Pie Beta (build ZSAI) and I've noticed in WhatsApp, this no longer happens.
Despite the contact having a picture in my Contacts app, WhatsApp just shows a white person on a grey background.
I've looked through the settings and permissions. I can't see anything obvious, but I expect I'm missing something silly.
- Samsung Galaxy S8+
- Android 9.0
- Build number PPR1.180610.011.G995FXXU4ZSAI
- WhatsApp version 2.19.34