Change your Gmail profile picture

You can choose a photo to set as your Gmail profile picture. This image shows up when someone sees your name in their email inbox or chat list. If they use an iPhone or iPad, the image may also appear in the notifications of incoming chat messages you send them.

Your Gmail profile picture is the same as your Google Account picture. Learn how to change your Google Account name and other info.

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Change your picture

An illustration showing how to change the Gmail profile picture on iOS

  1. On your iOS phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. On your profile picture, tap Camera Photoand then Change or Add profile picture.
  4. Take or choose a new profile picture. 
  5. Drag your profile picture to the center of the square.
  6. Tap Save as profile picture.

Tips:

 Find an old profile picture

  1. On your mobile device, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture and then Manage your Google Account and then Personal info.
  3. Under “Basic info,” next to “Photo,” select your Profile picture. Your profile picture displays.
  4. At the top right, tap More Moreand then Past profile pictures.

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