How to Customize & Set Profile Picture on your Zoom Account

Not everyone likes to show themselves on a video call. Sometimes, we may not be on our best selves but cannot avoid a Zoom video meeting. If you want to stay online but not show yourself, you can set a profile picture during a Zoom videoconference instead. It works well in instances where you are only a participant in a big video conference, and it does not make a difference whether you turn on your camera or not.

Zoom’s profile picture replaces the default image on a video call whenever you turn off your web camera. That way, it can better represent you even when you are not showing yourself.

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How do you Personalize & Update your Profile Picture on Zoom?

It only takes a few steps to set your personalized profile picture on Zoom. You can do it on any device via the mobile app, desktop app, or the Zoom website. Make sure to save your preferred image on your device before starting to change your profile picture.

Changing Zoom Profile Picture on Phone or Mobile App

  • Launch the Zoom mobile app on your Apple or Android device.
  • Go to the bottom of the app and select Settings.
  • Tap your account name.
  • Select your Profile Photo.
  • Choose whether to select from your existing photos or take a new one.
  • Edit the photo you want for your profile.
  • Tap Done.

How to Change & Set Profile Picture on Zoom via Desktop App

  • Open the Zoom desktop app on your laptop or desktop computer.
  • Go to the top right corner and click your profile.
  • Select Settings.
  • Navigate to Profile.
  • Click your profile picture.
  • Select Change Picture.
  • Choose your preferred photo.
  • Crop it and click the Save button.

How to Customize your Zoom Profile Picture on the Zoom Website

  • Open any website browser and go to
  • Login to your account.
  • Navigate to Profile.
  • Click your profile picture.
  • Select Change.
  • Choose your preferred photo from your computer.
  • Crop the photo according to your liking.
  • Click the Save button.

If you logged in on Zoom via your Google account, Zoom uses your Google profile picture automatically. That way, you can have the same profile picture whenever you have a Zoom video call.

Do you have a go-to photo for all your online accounts? Did you also use it on your Zoom profile? We love to hear your story! You can share it in the comment section below.


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