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Zoom is handy for video calls. Everyone on the line can see their face in real-time. But there may be times when you want to keep your camera off. In cases like this, Zoom will only show your profile photo. So you’ll want to make sure it’s a professional image. If not, here’s how to change your Zoom profile picture.

Choosing A Zoom-Friendly Image

You can upload photographs on Zoom, like profile photos and backgrounds. However, they must only have a 1:1 aspect ratio (in other words, they need to be square). Also, they cannot be larger than 2 MB and be in PNG, JPG, or GIF format. So, keep these in mind before uploading a new photo!

Step 1: Log In

First, you’ll need to be logged in to Zoom to change your profile settings (including your photo). Once you log in, you’ll be in the main dashboard.

Under profile, you can change your existing profile photo.

Step 2: Go to Profile

From here, you’ll want to navigate to your profile. You can find the profile option on the left-hand side of your screen.

Your profile picture is visible from the profile area.

Step 3: Hover Over the Existing Photo

Once you’re in your profile settings, you can change your photo. Hover your cursor over your profile picture until you see the pencil. Click that pencil, and replace the existing photo with a new one.

When you replace your old photo with a new one, the change is instant.

Step 4: Change Your Zoom Profile Picture

You can update your picture to be anything you want, including a bitmoji of yourself. Just ensure that you’re following the best practices we listed above.

Select an image that’s not bigger than 2MB.

Zoom supports specific types of images.

Ensure your new image is in JPEG< PNG or GIF formats.

Step 5: Save Changes

Once you’ve changed the photo, you can click the blue ‘Save’ button and save the new photo. And there you have it, you’ve changed your Zoom profile picture!

Change Your Zoom Profile Picture Wrap Up

You don’t have to use the same Zoom profile picture forever. Now you know how to change yours, go ahead and add a new photo. Keep in mind the image type and size in mind. That’s all you need to do replace your old profile image.

How To Change Your Zoom Profile Picture, Step By Step With Photos FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Do I even need a Zoom profile picture?

No, you don’t need one. But a photo can be a great substitute if you decide to turn off your camera and makes calls more personable.

Can I delete my profile picture?

Yes, but you’ll need to do it through the Zoom browser on your desktop or laptop.

How do I see myself bigger on Zoom?

You can’t zoom in on your photo, but you can put your call in full-screen mode.

Why can't I change my profile picture on Zoom?

You need to be logged in to be able to change your profile picture. If you can’t change it, you may not be logged in.

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