Best Ways To Change Google Profile Picture 2021 – FAQ

Do you use Google services as your workforce? If “Yes” then you would know, all these services required the Google account to serve.

Regardless of the services, sometimes users were not able to change or update the profile picture of the google account.

So In this piece of content, we will explain how you can change your profile picture for the Google account using a desktop or any OS Smartphone device.

Change Your Google Profile Picture On Desktop Windows

In order to change the profile picture, you have to access the Google account on a desktop browser like Chrome.

Change Your Google Profile Picture On Desktop Windows
  • Go to the and login with google account credentials.
  • On the main home page of the account, select “Personal Info”.
  • Click on the “Profile Picture” located at the right side.
Upload profile photo
  • Select the “Upload Photos” and then choose the “Select photo from your computer“, you can also drag-drop the photo.
  • If you want to update your existing profile photo then after clicking the profile picture select “Change” and you will have three option to choose from..
    • Google Photos.
    • Upload.
    • Camera.
  • Now, select the “upload” then tap “Choose photo to upload” option.
  • Crop and rotate according to needs and click on “Save as profile picture” option.
Crop and rotate
  • After this your profile will update after few seconds, sometime it can take little long to update, so be patient.
  • Go to the Google search page with logged in profile and refresh the page few times ,this picture will represent your profile across the internet.
  • Done.

Note: If your profile does not update after few minutes and then try to clear your cache & cookies of the browser to see immediate change, sometimes it takes a few days before you see your new profile picture.

Profile picture is uploaded but icon photo won’t change?

Sometimes the profile picture does not get updated even after few days, the main cause is the synchronization of the account, follow the below steps:

Profile picture is uploaded but icon photo won't change?
  • Open the Chrome browser.
  • Tap on the “Three dots” and Select “Setting” option.
  • Now Click on “Turn Off” in the profile section as shown in screenshot.
  • And turn it on again and see if that’s works.
  • Done.

Google says – “You can’t change the photo for this account”

When you try to change the profile photo, you go to the manage profile page. If you get the above statement as shown in the screenshot, this is due to your Directory administrator controls the change of information like name or profile photo, etc.

You can't change the photo for this account

If they allowed it, you can easily change the required information for your account. Here’s how to do it:

Note: The administrator should keep your account in an organizational unit (to set by department) or a configuration group (to set for users across the departments).

  • Login to Google Admin Console with you Admin Account not with your regular gmail id.
  • From the Admin Console page, click on Users.
  • Click on “More” and then “Allow users to edit profile“, located at the top-right corner.
  • Now for applying these setting to everyone, keep the top organizational unit selected. Or select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  • In the Profile editing section, select the infomation like name, photo, gender, birthday to let users change according to the needs.
  • Click On Continue then Save.
  • Done.

Change Your Google Profile Picture On Android

  • Open “Setting” option on the smartphone.
  • Scroll down and select the “Google Service” option.
  • Your google account manage page will open.
  • Click on “Manage Your Google Account“.
  • Navigate to “Personal Info” section.
  • Now under “Basic Info” Tap on profile icon then “Set profile photo“.
  • Select the option and uplaod photo.
  • Done.


Profile picture not changing on YouTube after it changed on Google account?

To fix this issue follow these simple steps…
* Open, tap on “Profile” and select the “Your channel” option.
* Now Click on the “Customize Channel” option.
* It will open your youtube creator studio, in the dashboard select the “branding” option.
* Under the Picture section, tap on the “Change” option.
* Upload the Image as a profile.
* Done

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