Learn how to change your profile picture on Google

So you want to change your Google profile picture but don’t know the steps to follow in doing so? Yeah maybe you know a bit but you get lost on the way. No more worries, we’ve got you covered, all you need to do is read on.

This article will teach and lead you through all the steps you need to take in order to achieve your aim of changing your Google profile picture.

What is a Google profile picture?

Well, while a whole lot of people will consider this question irrelevant, it is important to note that; this is for the sake of those who are not very conversant with managing their Google account.

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A Google profile picture displays on your account, it is used for identification just as in the case of Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms. Indivduals who have YouTube accounts are no way new to the act of changing their profile picture on Google, the picture set on their account appears on their YouTube channel. So, changing their picture from Google changes it on YouTube.

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What to keep in mind

Before changing your profile picture on Google, you should keep two things in mind, do you already have a picture in your device you wish to upload? Or you want to take a picture at that moment? While trying to change your picture, Google gives you an opportunity to snap at that very moment and upload, so if you wish to use this method, you’ll prepare for a snap. For the other method, just get your already snapped picture ready in an easy location.

Steps to change your profile picture on Google

For the purpose of the above written? You will want to follow the steps below carefully as they lead you through with ease.

  • Log into your Google account
  • Visit aboutme.google.com (This should take you to your profile)
  • Click on “profile picture”

NOTE: if you already have a profile picture, you can change or delete the previous one then have no picture on your profile at all. In this case, we’re changing the profile picture.

  • Click on “Change”
  • Click on “Drag profile photo here”
  • Select the folder in your device which has the picture you wish to use
  • Click on the picture you want to use
  • Click on “Set as profile photo”

And that’s it. As easy as it is, you’re already there. Your profile picture will be changed in less than 10 secs if your internet connection permits it.

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