WhatsApp for Android beta version 188.8.131.52 carries references about the new profile photo privacy setting.
WhatsApp for Android is in testing a profile photo privacy setting that will let users hide their profile photos from specific contacts, according to a report. The custom privacy setting may come alongside the existing options to let you show your profile photo to everyone, all contacts, and nobody. The change is said to be a part of the enhanced privacy settings that would also be a part of the Last Seen and About status updates on WhatsApp.
In the report, WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo has noted that WhatsApp for Android beta version 184.108.40.206 carries references about the new profile photo privacy setting. A screenshot shared by the source suggests that the new setting would come through the option My contacts except… that is available alongside the existing Everyone, My contacts, and Nobody privacy options for the profile photo.
The new setting would let you select particular contacts that you want to exclude from the people who would be able to see your profile photo.