Software & Apps Google Drive How to Change Your Google Profile Picture Swap out the profile image visible on Gmail, Google Calendar, and more by Elise Moreau Freelance Contributor Elise Moreau is a writer that has covered social media, texting, messaging, and streaming for Lifewire. Her work has appeared on Techvibes, SlashGear, Lifehack and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Elise Moreau Updated on September 29, 2020 Google Drive Docs Sheets Slides Tweet Share Email Your Google profile picture is a way to personalize your presence on Google services, such as Gmail, Docs, YouTube, and Sheets. It's easy to add a profile picture to your Google account and change it anytime you like. Information in this article covers changing your Google profile picture from a desktop Mac or Windows PC, an iOS device, and an Android device. Unsplash Change Your Profile Picture From Google on the Desktop It's easy to swap out a profile picture by accessing your Google account on your desktop computer. Go to myaccount.google.com and sign in to your Google account. From the left menu pane of your Google account home page, select Personal info. You can also go straight to your Google account About Me page. In the Profile section, select Photo. Select Upload photos, and then choose Select a photo from your computer, or drag a photo from your desktop to the upload box. Alternatively, select Your photos to choose from a photo you added to your Google account. Expand, edit, or crop your photo and add a caption if you like. When you're happy with it, select Set as profile photo. Your Google profile photo appears on your Google account home page. Your Google profile photo thumbnail is also visible on all Google services. Anyone who uses Google services can see your profile picture when you share content or communicate with them. If you don't see your profile picture change right away, clear the browser cache, refresh the browser, or close and reopen the browser. It may take a few minutes to take effect. When you email someone from your Gmail account, they see your profile photo next to your name in the email. Change Your Google Profile Picture From an iOS Device Use the Gmail app on your iPhone or iPad to change your Google account profile picture. Open the Gmail app on your iOS device and sign in. Tap Menu (the three lines). Tap Settings. Choose the Gmail account for which you want to change the profile picture. Tap Manage your Google Account. Tap Personal info. Under Profile, tap Photo. You'll see an explanation of your Google profile picture's visibility. Tap Set Profile Picture to continue. Select Take photo, Choose from photos, or Cancel. If you select Take Photo, tap OK to allow Gmail to access your camera. Take a photo, and if you're happy with it, tap Use Photo. Your Google profile photo is now set to your new photo and is visible across all Google services. To add a photo from your camera roll, select Choose from photos. Select a photo and then tap Choose. Your Google profile photo is now set to your new photo and is visible across all Google services. Change a Google Profile Picture From an Android Device Here's how to change your Google profile picture from your Android phone or tablet. Open the Gmail app on your Android device and tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner. Tap Manage your Google Account. Choose Personal info. In the Profile section, tap your current profile picture or initial icon. Tap Set Profile Photo, and then follow the prompts to take a new photo or use an existing photo.