How to Set WhatsApp Profile Picture without Cropping

One of the worst things we don’t like about WhatsApp is cropping our profile pictures. Not only WhatsApp but Instagram, Facebook and google plus also forces us to crop our profile picture while uploading. One of the best ways to get rid of this problem is by using square pictures (Pictures of the same width and height), but still to get a perfectly square picture we need to crop it or increase its size in Photoshop which usually kills the quality of our image.

But guess what we have a perfect solution which adds some background on the image to make it square. And the best part is you can choose the color of the background, add custom patterns or blur it. All these things can be achieved by an app called NoCrop which is available for android, iOS and Windows devices. So follow the below guide to set your WhatsApp profile picture without cropping.

whatsapp profile pic without cropping

Note – This method not only works for WhatsApp but you can use it on any social media like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, google plus to avoid cropping of your profile picture.

Set WhatsApp Profile Picture without Cropping On Android

  • On your android phone open play store and search for NoCrop. Or Download NoCrop Here.
  • After you found it, install it on your device.
  • Launch NoCrop and tap on the gallery.

use NoCrop to set whatsapp profile picture without cropping

  • Now select a picture which you want to use as your WhatsApp Profile Picture.
  • Click on the third option at the bottom. (I don’t know what it’s called) Refer the below screenshot.

NoCrop Blur image background

  • Now you have multiple choices to choose background color or patterns, The first one will add a white background. If you want to set some custom color then you can select the second button. I usually select blur (the third one) as it looks good.

Setting background color

  • If you scroll on the right side then you can have varieties of different patterns and designs. You can experiment with these and find the one which suits you.
  • Tap on the share icon on the top right corner and select Save. The picture will be automatically saved to your gallery.


  • Now open WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook and set your profile picture without cropping.

Set WhatsApp Profile Picture without Cropping On iPhone

  • Search for NoCrop app in the App Store and download it.
  • Launch NoCrop and select the Image option.

nocrop ios

  • Now select the picture which you want to set as WhatsApp profile picture without cropping.
  • All the steps are similar as above, Select the background option and further choose the background color or pattern.

nocrop for ios

  • You’re done now just save the image and use it as your WhatsApp profile picture without cropping.

For Windows Phone?

Actually, I don’t have access to windows phone so I couldn’t write it’s steps, but the procedure is the same as shown above. No Crop is not available for Windows devices so we have to use instasquarer which is a great alternative of NoCrop. You can download InstaSquarer here – Download Instasquarer


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