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How to Change Your Google Profile Picture

Dan Price 18-01-2018

There’s no one-size-fits-all way to change your online profile pictures. Some tools, such as Gravatar, work on several sites, but they don’t feed into Facebook, Twitter, or Google.


In this brief article, we’re going to focus on how to change your Google profile picture. Even if you don’t use Google Plus It's Not Really Dead: 7 Reasons To Start Using Google+ Today I wake up in the morning, and check what's new on Google+. Yes, really. Google is putting a lot of brawn and brains behind the social network everyone loves to hate, and it shows. Read More , it’s still important to get right because this is the profile image that’ll be visible on Gmail, Google Calendar, and any other Google service on which you interact with other users.

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How to Change Your Google Profile Picture

To change your profile picture on Google, follow the step-by-step instructions below. You’ll have a fresh photo in no time:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Enter your Google Account credentials and click Sign In.
  3. On the Google Account home screen, locate your existing profile picture (or the default image) at the top of the page. It’s not easy to spot. You’re looking for a small picture inside a blue shield. A new window will pop up.
  4. Select the Upload photos tab at the top of the new window.
  5. Either drag a photo into the window or click on Select a photo from your computer.
  6. When the upload is complete, click on Set as profile photo in the lower right-hand corner.

The photo will be now available across all Google’s apps. You can edit its visibility to others on an app-by-app basis.

Have you successfully changed your Google profile photo? You can share your story in the comments below.


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  1. IFD
    January 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I have changed my profile pic in my Google account but for some reason it didnt change in my Google maps when I make a review or ask a question about places.

    Any thing I missed in the process? I can't even remember how I changed it.

  2. Conna Bond
    November 2, 2018 at 2:08 am

    I've tried and tried to upload a logo as my profile photo. Does Google not allow that? I don't want my personal photo on our company YouTube channel posts. Please help!

  3. itz PatoBelly
    October 24, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    So pls i need a solution to this please

  4. itz PatoBelly
    October 24, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Pls How will i upload my google profile picture on my nokia c3 using opera mini 8

  5. Grt4star
    January 18, 2018 at 8:40 pm

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    The payment amount and how it was determined are explained prior to receiving the first payment. So in this case I scream, ?Fake Message!? take it down.