Are you tired of seeing the same old profile picture on your Google account? Perhaps it’s time for a change! Whether you want to freshen up your online presence or simply want a new look, here’s how to change your Google profile picture in just a few simple clicks.
Your profile picture appears in various Google services, including Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Meet. Having a profile picture can also make it easier for others to recognize you online. Moreover, it helps you establish a positive first impression with potential contacts or clients who come across your profile.
So, if you haven’t already, it’s time to change your Google profile picture and make the most of this simple yet effective personalization tool.
Note: You don’t have to change your profile picture from all the devices. You can opt to update your profile using one method and the rest will automatically get updated.
How to Edit Google Profile Photo on Windows, Mac, or Chromebook
Changing your Google profile picture on Windows, Mac, or Chromebook is straightforward. We will demonstrate using Google but you can also execute the steps by going to Gmail. Follow along.
Step 1: Open Google on any browser and log in to your account.
Step 2: Click on your profile picture at the top-right corner.
Step 3: From the drop-down, click on the camera icon next to your profile picture.
Step 4: In the Profile picture pop-up, select Change.
This will open a Change profile picture window, letting you select your next profile picture from Illustrations, Google Photos, or Computer. For the sake of demonstration, we will go with the From computer option.
Step 5: Under From computer tab, choose ‘Upload from computer’ or ‘Take a picture.’
Note: You can also drag a photo directly into this tab from your computer.
Step 6: Select the file from your computer and click Open.
The image will get uploaded and you will be taken to the ‘Crop & rotate’ section.
Step 7: Under the ‘Crop & rotate’ screen, adjust your image by cropping and rotating (if needed), and click Next.
Step 8: From the ‘Your new profile picture’ bottom sheet, click ‘Save as profile picture.’
Note: You can set your profile picture visibility as well.
That’s it. Your new Google profile picture is set. It is important to note that the changes may take a few minutes to reflect across all Google apps.
If, for some reason, you don’t have access to your desktop and want to change your profile picture on Google using a mobile device, continue reading.
How to Change Profile Picture on Google Using Android or iPhone
There are various ways to change your Google profile picture on Android or iOS, and we are taking the easiest route. Follow the below-mentioned steps.
Note: The steps are the same for both Android and iOS. For the sake of demonstration, we are going with Android.
Step 1: Launch the Gmail app on your iOS or Android device.
Step 2: Tap on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the Camera icon next to your profile picture from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: On the next screen, tap on the Change button.
This will open a ‘Change profile picture’ page, letting you select your next profile picture from Illustrations, Google Photos, or Device. For demonstration, we will go with the Device photos option.
Step 5: Under the Device photos tab, choose the image you want to set as your profile picture.
Step 6: In the ‘Crop & rotate’ screen, adjust your image by cropping and rotating (if needed), and tap on ‘Save as profile picture.’
Note: To crop a photo, pinch or spread two fingers on your device’s screen to zoom in or out.
There you go. Your Google profile picture is now updated. It may take some time to reflect across all the Google apps. If you are curious about which images you have used previously as a profile picture, check the Profile photos album in your Google Photos Album Archive. That said, If you have any questions, check out our FAQ section below.
FAQs on Changing Your Google Profile Picture
You may have trouble changing your profile picture on your Google account for multiple reasons. One of the most common reasons is a poor internet connection that causes issues with uploading a new profile picture, so check your connection to ensure it’s stable. The other reason is that the image you’re trying to upload doesn’t meet the required size, format, and content, or the browser you are uploading the image through may have some issues; try updating it or clearing the cache.
Your Google profile picture, by default, is visible to everyone who has access to your Google account or can see your activity on Google services. However, you can control who can see your Google profile picture by adjusting your privacy settings.
To do this, go to your Google Account settings and select ‘Personal info & privacy’ > Personal info > tap on your profile picture. From there, you can choose who can see your profile picture by selecting Anyone or ‘People you interact with.’
Typically, it takes just a few moments for your new profile picture to take effect after you have uploaded it to your Google account. In some cases, your new profile picture may take longer to appear. This can be due to several factors, such as internet connectivity issues or server delays.
Revive Your Google Account
Now that you know how to change your Google profile picture on desktop, mobile, and Chromebook, go ahead and give it a try. Ensure you choose an image that represents you or your brand in the best way possible. You may also want to read how to transfer data between Google accounts.
Last updated on 29 March, 2023
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