WhatsApp now blocks ability to take screenshots of profile pictures

In our testing, there is no warning message when attempting to do so, but attempting to take a screenshot when viewing full-screen contact profile pictures now results in a blank screen. There is no way to prevent this behavior, but this functionality was spotted in development some time ago. A warning message could be added when this does reach the stable version of the app.
However, despite this enhanced privacy change, you can still take a screenshot of the mini-profile or profile preview that can be expanded when viewing all WhatsApp chats. This is a lower-resolution version of your full-screen profile image.

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