Change your Gmail profile picture

You can choose a photo to set as your Gmail picture. This image shows up when someone sees your name in their email inbox or chat list. 

Change your picture

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the "My Picture" section, click Change picture.
  5. Select or upload a new picture.
  6. Select the portion of the photo you want to show.
  7. Click Apply changes.

Change your picture's visibility

  1. Using a browser, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the "My Picture" section, select a visibility option.

Visible to everyone: Anyone who you email, or who emails you, can see your picture.

Visible only to people I can chat with: Only people you've given permission to chat with you or see when you're online can see your picture.

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