As a Zoom user, it’s probably a good idea to change your profile picture so that other users will know and recognize you. However, some users don’t know how to change their profile picture in Zoom, so we’ve come up with this tutorial to teach you how to do it.
Due to online classes and remote work arrangements, video teleconferencing apps like Zoom and Google Meet have exploded in popularity. These apps allow you to organize one-on-one or group meetings using a computer or mobile phone with an Internet connection. Once you’ve arranged a meeting, you can then send an invitation to the participants to join your meeting at a scheduled date and time. The participants can join your meeting by clicking the link in the invitation email.
Zoom is a video teleconferencing software that allows multiple people to participate in “Zoom calls” lasting up to 40 minutes. Paid users enjoy extra features such as the ability to host up to 1,000 participants (instead of 100 for the free plan) and a group meeting limit of 30 hours. Hosts and participants must have the Zoom client (desktop or mobile app) installed on their device in order to join meetings.
When you first signed up for Zoom, you will have a mostly empty profile with a default avatar or profile picture. That’s good enough in most cases and you can start hosting and participating in online meetings straight away. But if you want your co-workers or classmates to identify you easily, you should take the time to change your Zoom profile picture to something that represents you. It only takes a few minutes to change your profile picture in Zoom regardless if you are using it on your computer or your mobile phone.
How to Change Zoom Profile Picture on Desktop
If you’re using Zoom using the desktop application on your computer or laptop, it’s relatively easy to change your profile picture. If you don’t have the Zoom desktop client installed on your PC, you can download it on this page.
Here is how to change your profile picture:
Step 1: Launch the Zoom desktop application and login to your account if you haven’t done so already. Click the Settings icon (cog wheel) as shown on the screenshot below.
Step 2: You’re now on the Settings dialog. Select “Profile” on the left side menu.
Step 3: To change your profile picture, click the photo above your display name. An empty profile photo will be shown as your initials.
If you already have a profile picture, the “Edit Profile Picture” dialog will pop up. Click “Change Profile Picture” below the photo to change it.
If you have not set up a profile photo yet, you will have to upload an image from your computer.
Step 4: Choose the image or photo that you want to set as your Zoom profile picture. After selecting it from your computer, click “Open” to insert it (you can also double-click the image).
Step 5: Adjust the size of your profile picture using the slider. You can also drag your photo to adjust its position. After adjusting the size or position of your photo, click “Save.”
That’s it for changing your Zoom profile picture on the desktop application. Remember that you can easily change your picture anytime by repeating the aforementioned steps.
How to Change Profile Picture on Zoom Mobile App
Using the Zoom mobile app instead? You can change your profile picture on the Zoom mobile app by following these steps:
Step 1: Open the Zoom app (which you can download from Google Play or App Store) and tap the Settings icon (cog wheel) at the bottom-right part of the screen.
Step 2: On the Settings screen, tap the area showing your display name and obfuscated email address. This will take you to the My Profile section.
Step 3: You’re now in the My Profile section where you can edit your profile information such as display name, password and profile photo. Select “Profile Photo.”
Step 4: Choose from any of the following:
- Take Photo – Launches your phone camera to take your selfie photo and upload it to your Zoom profile.
- Choose Photo – Allows you to select an image stored on your mobile device.
The Zoom application will ask for access your camera or the photos and files on your device. Choose “Allow” to do so.
Step 5: If you opted for “Choose Photo,” select the image to be uploaded as the profile picture. If you selected “Take Photo,” take a selfie picture with your phone camera.
Step 6: You can adjust the size or position of the photo by dragging it around. When you’re satisfied with the appearance, tap “DONE.”
You have now set your Zoom profile picture using the mobile app. Your profile picture will appear the same across all platforms including desktop.
We hope that you have learned how to change your Zoom profile photo so that your coworkers or classmates will easily recognize you during online meetings and webinars. You can also change your profile picture by logging in to your Zoom account using your web browser, but we only focus on the desktop and mobile apps as you probably don’t need to sign in again since you already have these apps installed.
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