How to Change Your Profile Picture on Twitch

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What to Know

  • Click your profile image > Settings Update Profile Picture > select image > Choose for Upload > Save.
  • To add a profile image for the first time, click on the profile icon > Settings > Add Profile Picture.
  • Images can be JPEG, PNG, or GIF-based. Don't upload copyrighted or offensive material.

This article teaches you how to change your Twitch profile picture and what requirements you need to consider for your image choices.

How to Change Your Profile Picture on Twitch

Changing your Twitch image is fairly simple to do once you know where to look. Follow these steps to change your Twitch avatar to (nearly) whatever you want it to be. 

  1. Go to the Twitch site.

  2. Click your profile image.

    Twitch homepage with profile picture highlighted
  3. Click Settings.

    Twitch homepage with profile menu open and Settings highlighted
  4. Click Update Profile Picture.

    Twitch profile settings with Add Profile Picture highlighted

    If this is your first time adding a profile picture, it will state Add Profile Picture. 

  5. Select Upload Photo and then browse on your computer to find the image you wish to upload.

  6. Click Choose for Upload or Open.

    Twitch Upload Profile picture dialog with Choose for Upload highlighted
  7. Choose if you wish to zoom in on the image to highlight a certain part of it.

    You can click the undo button to undo your changes.

  8. Click Save.

    Twitch upload profile picture dialog with Save highlighted

How to Delete Your Profile Picture on Twitch

If you decide to remove your profile picture, the process is fairly straightforward. Here's how to do it.

  1. Go to the Twitch site.

  2. Click your profile image.

    Twitch homepage with profile picture highlighted
  3. Click Settings.

    Twitch homepage with profile menu open and Settings highlighted
  4. Click the trash can next to your profile picture.

    Twitch profile settings with the trash icon highlighted next to your profile picture
  5. The picture is now deleted from your profile.

What Twitch Profile Image Requirements Are There?

To add a Twitch profile image, you need to follow the Twitch image requirements. The most important elements are your Twitch profile picture's size and format. Here's a look at what's involved.

  • The image must be JPEG, PNG, or GIF. You'll need to save your image as one of these image formats to use it. 
  • The image must not exceed 10MB. Profile pictures must be smaller in size than 10MB. That's not hard to achieve, but it may mean you'll need to reduce the size of an image every once in a while. 
  • Choose a picture that looks good small. Not all photos will look great, reduced to the size of a profile picture image. Make sure to pick something that looks good small, and represents your personality well. Ideally, you want the picture to be 256 x 256, so Twitch doesn't resize it.
  • Don't upload copyrighted or offensive material. Only upload material that you're allowed to use legally. Don't upload someone else's creation without permission, and don't upload inappropriate material as your profile picture. 
  • Consider using a logo. If you don't wish to use a picture of yourself or an avatar, consider uploading a logo that represents your Twitch channel. 
  • There's no limit on how many changes you make. If you want to, you can change your profile picture regularly.
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