Change or hide your account photo

You can see the names and photos of each account on your Chromebook at the sign-in screen. You can change your account photo, or hide account names and photos.

Change account photo

  1. If you haven't yet, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click your account photo.
  3. Click Settings Settings.
  4. In the 'People' section, click your account photo.
  5. Change your account photo.
    • To take a photo, click Camera Take photo and then Take photo Shutter.
    • To take a short video, click the Camera Take photo and then Video camera Video camera and then Record Record.
    • To upload your own photo, choose one from your Files Choose file.
    • Choose one of the photos from the list.

Note: To retake a photo, under the photo, click Recycle Bin Bin.

Hide account photo from sign-in screen

  1. If you haven't yet, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click your account photo.
  3. Click Settings Settings.
  4. In the 'People' section, click Manage other people.
  5. Turn off Show usernames and photos on the sign-in screen.

Now, you'll see a generic 'Sign in' step on the sign-in screen.

Note: If you're using your Chromebook at work or school, or if your account isn't the owner of your Chromebook, you won't be able to hide account photos. 

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