It’s only logical that you will want or need to change your profile picture on Gmail. Whether you wish to showcase a new hair-do, upgrade your photo quality precision, or display a more polished and professional appearance for potential work connections, every reason is valid in our book. Whatever the reason, we can help you update your Gmail picture in just a few quick steps. We’ve also got you covered whether you choose to change your photo via Gmail’s desktop website or through its mobile app.
Keep in mind: Even though these instructions should change your Gmail picture, you should keep these two things in mind. First, the change isn’t necessarily instantaneous — it may take a few minutes for your new profile picture to show up in Gmail’s website or app, and you may need to refresh your browser or restart your phone to see the changes. Second: Though changing your Gmail photo is done through your Google account, your new photo may not show up in all of your Google services, and it may still vary within Gmail. For example, you might still see the old profile photo in your account icon while your colleagues see the updated photo when receiving an email from you.
How to change your profile picture in Gmail: Desktop method
Step 2: Click on your profile photo icon, which is located in the top right corner of your screen. From there, you have two options: You can either click on the little camera icon at the top of the menu that appears, or you can click on Manage your Google Account. If you choose the camera icon, just follow the on-screen prompts to change your profile picture and then click Set as profile photo. If you choose Manage your Google Account, go to Step 3.screenshot
Step 3: On your Google Account page, select the Personal info tab on the left side of your screen.
Step 4: Within the Photo section, under Profile, click on your current profile picture icon.screenshot
Step 5: Follow the on-screen prompts to choose or upload your photo. Then select Set as profile photo.screenshot
How to change your profile picture in Gmail: Mobile app method
Step 2: For Android phone users, click on your photo icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. For iOS users, the steps are slightly different. Open your menu, click on Settings, then select your Gmail account.
The instructions are the same for iOS and Android once you’ve completed the above steps.
Step 3: Go to Manage your Google Account and open the Personal info menu.screenshot
Step 4: Scroll down to your Profile section. You should see your current profile photo. Tap on it.screenshot
Step 5: Tap on Set Profile Photo. You will see a new window where you can choose to browse for an image you have saved on your device or launch the camera app to take a new profile pic.screenshot