How to Change the WhatsApp Icon on Your Mobile

It is normal that, over time, you want to customize the look and feel of some applications or features of your mobile device, from the colors of your phone to your favorite applications, such as WhatsApp and the icon found in the applications section.

Changing the look of the WhatsApp icon is very simple, in the case of Android operating system phones, to do so depends first of all on the Launcher, an application designed to organize and display the shortcut of all applications including their icons. Launcher has always been used in Android to personalize the mobile.

This Launcher always has variations, everything will depend on the manufacturer, as it can be more or less limited in terms of customization options. For this reason, we recommend you to download another Launcher at Play Store, there you will find many free and paid alternatives, but the best of all is Nova Launcher (here).


Nova Launcher can be found in the Google Play store for free and will be useful for changing the WhatsApp icon or any other application. The process to do it is simple and fast, first you must install Nova Launcher, once installed press the “Home” button to choose it as the default application.

How to change the WhatsApp icon

With Nova Launcher installed on your device, you must proceed to install an icon package. This will not only change the icon for WhatsApp, but also for other applications already installed.

To install an icon pack, go to Google Play, enter the phrase “icon pack”, a list will appear and you must select the one you like best and install it.


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Once the icon package is installed, you must access the Nova Launcher configuration, there you will find an icon with the application drawer to start the configuration. In the Launcher configuration select “Look & fell”.


Then go to the “Icon theme” option and select the icon pack you previously downloaded from Google Play.

Now you can see the change of icons in all your applications, we recommend you to download several packages of icons to change them whenever you want.

How to hide my WhatsApp photos

When you receive images through WhatsApp, they are always stored in the gallery in a folder called “WhatsApp”. What you didn’t know is that if you want to hide these images from others, you can add a file and keep them hidden.

Using a file browser follow the path: “/SDcard/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images”, in this last folder you must create a new .nomedia file as it appears in the image.

This way, you will no longer be able to see WhatsApp images in your device gallery. As you can see, this is a simple process that you can also apply to any folder you wish, and from which you want to hide your files so that they are not visible to everyone who enters your mobile.