As you add a profile picture to your Facebook account, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ etc. likewise, you can add a profile picture to your Gmail account as well. Adding a profile picture is not only a way to give your account a personalized feeling but also to help others identify your email account when you send them an email for the first time. To know how to add a picture to your Gmail profile, follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide below.
Steps to Add a Profile Picture to Your Gmail Profile
1.) On your computer, open a web browser and sign in to your Gmail account if you haven’t already logged in.
2.) Once you are logged into your Gmail account, click on the Gear icon located on the top-right corner of the page. A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
3.) In the drop-down menu, click on the Settings option. You will be taken to the Settings page of your Gmail account.
4.) In the Settings page, go to the My Picture section and click on the Change picture option. This will open a small box on your screen.
5.) In the popped-up box, you will need to click on the Choose File button and select the file from your computer. Once you have selected the image, click on the Open button. The photo will start getting uploaded in the box.
6.) When prompted to crop and adjust the image, make sure that you make an adjustment by seeing the Preview window shown on the right side.
7.) Once you are done making the changes, click on the Apply Changes button in the box. Your new image will be added to your Gmail accounts as your profile picture.
8.) After that, click on the Save Changes button in the Settings page and you are done.
1.) Launch the Gmail app on your Android device.
2.) Next, tap on the Menu icon (three horizontal lines) and select Settings option from the drop-down menu.
3.) Then, select your account and tap on the My Account option.
4.) After that, tap on the Update photo option and choose Set profile photo option.
5.) Then finally, select or take a photo and save it to your Gmail account. Your profile picture will be added for your Gmail account.
On iPhone & iPad
1.) On your iPhone, launch the Gmail app that you have downloaded.
2.) Once the Gmail app gets open on your screen, tap on the Menu icon (three horizontal lines) and select Settings option from the drop-down list.
3.) Next, you will need to select your account and then tap on the My Account option.
4.) Then, simply tap on the Upload photo option and select Set profile photo option.
5.) After that, you just need to select or take a photo and save it to your Gmail account. Your new photo will be added as your profile picture for your Gmail account.
And, this is how you can easily add a picture to your Gmail account on the computer, Android, and iPod and iPad.