When it comes to video conferencing, Zoom is one of the best options in the market. It doesn’t matter if you use it from home or in the office; Your team members will be hooking up in no time.
But you don’t have to use the video feature if it’s not needed. You can just set up a profile picture and use the audio only option.
Adding a profile picture is more private than simply displaying your name during a meeting. In this article, we’ll show you how to change your profile picture and some other useful customization options.
Add Profile Picture Zoom: Desktop
One of the great things about Zoom is that you can customize your profile in many ways. To change the settings, you will need to access your profile via the Zoom web portal. So, if you have the perfect profile picture ready, here’s what you need to do:
- Log in to a profile Zoom account on web browser.
NB: If you are using the desktop application, you will be directed to the website.
- click Profile personly in the right menu.
- Hover over the stock profile picture until the pencil icon appears. Then click it.
- Click Choose a file.
- Select the image from your computer. Then crop and click the image Memorizes.
You can refresh your page and check your profile picture. If you are not satisfied with how it looks, just repeat the process. Or, if you change your mind about getting a Zoom profile picture, just select Delete.
Also remember that your image must be less than 2MB in size and must be in one of the following formats: PNG, JPG, or GIF.
On the same profile page, you can also edit other personal information. Next to your profile picture is your display name. You can select Edit in the upper-right corner of the screen and change it. You can also edit your email address and change the type of Zoom user.
How to add a profile picture during a call
The next time you make a Zoom video call and decide to turn off the camera, the other participants will see your profile picture. But you can also add a profile picture during a Zoom video call.
- Just right click more Preview the video and select Edit Profile.
- When you pause the video, you can see your photo. The option to edit your profile picture will not always appear. Sometimes you just click on More to find the Rename option.
How to add a profile picture on the mobile app
If you primarily use Zoom on your mobile device, follow these steps to add a profile picture:
- Launch the Zoom app.
- Choose “Settings.”
- Click on your name to access a file “Profile personly.”
- tap on “profile picture”.
- Select either “camera” or “select from photo album” And select the profile picture you want.
How to disable profile pictures
You may also notice that no person’s profile picture appears in this meeting. This occurs when the meeting coordinator option is turned off. You can turn on this option from the Zoom website if you are the broker. Just follow these steps:
- Go to the Zoom web page and sign in to your account. Click ‘Settings‘On the left side and make sure you’re on Meeting tab at the top.
- Scroll down toHide the profile pictures of the meeting participants.Make sure it is turned on. If that doesn’t work, Zoom warns that the feature is only available in versions 5.0.0 or later.
Add a photo to your Google account to enlarge
There are four ways you can log into your Zoom account. You can use your work email, Facebook, single sign-on account, or Google account. In the latter case, Zoom will automatically upload a Google or Gmail profile picture as a Zoom profile picture.
If your Google profile is without a photo, you can add it there first and then sign in to Zoom. This way, you will have the same image in both locations with only one upload. Here’s how to change your Google account picture:
- Log in to your Gmail account.
- Choose Settings in the upper right corner of the screen.
- From the menu, select my picture Then choose an image.
- Upload the profile picture of your choice.
You can change your Google profile picture from your mobile device as well. But keep in mind that no matter where you make these changes, you’ll have to wait a bit for them to be applied. But once you do that, the same image will appear in all Google products, wherever you’re signed in with your account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Zoom is a program that has been around for a long time, but is more widely used in 2022 than ever before. If you’re still new to the platform, we have answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here:
My profile picture does not appear in the meeting. What’s going on?
Zoom makes it very easy to sign in, and you don’t even need an account to join someone’s meeting. Assuming you’ve clicked the link to enter someone’s meeting, you’re probably not logged in. If your profile picture isn’t showing up, you need to go to the Zoom app or a web browser, sign in, and then join the meeting using the meeting ID (which should have been sent to you in the invitation).
Remember, too, that Zoom meeting administrators have a lot of control over what you can do in the meeting. This means that they may have turned off the option to show profile pictures in their meeting. If you are sure that you are logged into the correct account, this is likely the reason why you are not seeing your profile picture. To confirm, create your meeting and see if your profile picture appears.
Do I even need a profile picture?
While it’s not absolutely necessary to have one, it can be a great resource with many benefits. First, depending on the type of meeting you’re attending, a profile picture can be a great alternative to turning off your camera. Your profile picture will appear when you are talking, making it more attractive and allowing others to see who they are talking to during the meeting.
Can I delete my profile picture?
If you update your profile picture during the meeting, beware; There is no way to change it from within the meeting (so be sure to select an image that you feel comfortable with everyone looking at it for a while).
To delete your profile picture, you will need to do so from a web browser. Click “Profile” in the left-hand menu, then click “Edit Profile.” Press “Delete” and confirm to get rid of your photo.
Choosing the right profile picture is a big deal
How many profile pictures do you have across apps and platforms? Maybe a lot. When you set up your Zoom profile picture, you might be wondering what kind of message it sends?
Is it professional enough, or is it too dangerous? Or maybe it’s better not to think about it too much. When you find the right image, just follow the above steps and add it to your Zoom profile.
What type of photo do you think should be placed in a Zoom profile? Let us know in the comments section below.