Add a user's profile photo

As your organization's administrator, you can add photos of users to easily recognize the people in your organization. You can do this when you create the new user account or later. You can also change or remove a user's photo at any time.

Where a user's photo appears

A user's photo shows up whenever you view the user in the Google Admin console, when the user communicates or shares content, and when another user hovers over their name in their inbox, Google Contacts, or Hangouts Chat list. 

If you turn off contact sharing for your organization's G Suite account, you and your users won’t see any users' profile photos. For more information, read Enable Contact Sharing.

Photo requirements

A user's photo can be a JPG, JPEG, or PNG file of up to 5 MB. Photos are scaled automatically, so they can be any dimensions.

To add, change, or remove a user's photo

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Users.
  3. In the Users list, find the user. If you need help, see Find a user account.
  4. Click the user’s name to open their account page.
  5. (Optional) To add a photo, click Profile photo.

    At the top left, click the image to edit it

  6. (Optional) To change a photo, choose Change photo
  7. (Optional) To remove a photo, choose Remove photo
  8. To continue adding or changing a photo, find the image file you want on your computer and select it. Changes save automatically.

Note: When you change a user's photo, the photo's visibility setting might change to Visible only to people I can chat with. Learn more about a photo's visibility setting

More details about a user's profile photo

The photo on a user’s Google Account page, at, shows up in Google products that use this information from the user's Google Account. If users upload different profile photos in certain Google products, they might continue to see them there.

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