Your Google profile picture appears in all kinds of places. For example, when you leave a Google review or email someone in Gmail, people will see your profile picture. Here’s how you can change it.
How to change your Google profile picture on your computer
To change your Google profile picture on your Mac, Windows, or Linux PC, open any browser, visit Gmail, then log into your account. Click on your “Profile Picture” in the upper right corner of the window.
In the menu that appears, click the camera icon next to your profile picture.
The “Select Profile Photo” window will appear. Here you can upload a photo from your local computer using the “Upload Photo” tab by dragging and dropping a photo. You can also click the “Select a photo from computer” button and choose a photo from your computer’s file browser.
Alternatively, you can choose an image from your Google Photos album using the “Your Photos” tab.
Then, click and drag the handles on each corner of the box to crop your profile picture. Areas of the image that are not highlighted will be removed. You can also rotate your image by clicking the “Left” and “Right” buttons to the right of the image.
Finally, click the “Set as profile photo” button in the lower left corner of the window.
Your new Google profile picture is set. It may take a few moments for the change to be reflected in all Google apps.
How to change your Google profile picture on your mobile device
To change your Google profile picture on your mobile device, you need to have the Gmail app installed for iPhone, iPad or Android.
Open the Gmail app and tap your “Profile Picture” in the upper right corner of the screen.
Then, tap “Camera Icon” that appears next to your profile photo.
On the next screen, tap “Change”.
After selecting a photo, you can crop the selected photo by pinching or spreading two fingers on the screen to zoom in or out, respectively. The image area not highlighted will be removed.
Tap “Choose” when ready.
Your Google profile photo is now up to date. It may take some time for the update to reflect on all Google apps.
That’s it for updating your Google profile photo. If you are curious about which images you have previously used as your profile picture, you can check the “Profile Photos” album in your Google Photos album archive.