How to Set Profile Picture in Zoom
When it comes to video conferencing, Zoom is one of the best choices on the market. It does not matter if you are using it from home or in an office setting, it will connect the members of your team in no time.
But you do not have to use the video feature if there is no need. You can just set up a profile picture and use the audio-only option.
Adding a profile photo is more personal than having just your name displayed during a meeting. In this article, we are going to show you how to change your profile picture and some other useful customization options.
Adding Zoom Profile Picture
One of the truly great things about Zoom is that you can personalize 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 is what you need to do:
- Log into your Zoom account and select Settings.
- Click Profile, you will see the option to change your profile picture. Select Change.
- Upload the picture you want and adjust it to fit well.
You can refresh your page and check your profile picture. If you are not happy with how it looks, just repeat the process. Or, if you change your mind about having a Zoom profile photo, just select Delete.
Also, keep in mind that your picture shouldn’t exceed 2MB in size and should be one of the following formats: PNG, JPG, or GIF.
On the same Profile page, you can edit other personal information as well. Next to your profile picture is your display name. You can select edit in the right top corner of the screen and change it. You can also edit your email address, and change your Zoom user type.
Adding Picture During the Call
Next time you are on a Zoom video call and decide to turn off your camera, other participants will see your profile picture. But you can also add a profile picture during your Zoom video call.
Just right-click on the video preview and select Edit Profile Picture. When you stop the video, you will be able to see your picture.
The option to edit your profile picture won’t always appear. Sometimes, you’ll click ‘More’ only to find the ‘Rename’ option. You may also notice that no one’s profile pictures are appearing in this meeting. This happens when the meeting’s moderator has the option turned off.
If you’re the moderator, you can turn this option on from the Zoom website. Go to ‘Setting’s on the left side and make sure you’re on the Meeting tab at the top. Scroll down to ‘Hide Participants profile pictures in meeting.’ Make sure that it’s toggled on. If this doesn’t work, Zoom does warn that the feature is only available on versions 5.0.0 or later.
Adding Picture to Your Google Account
There are four ways you can log in to your Zoom account. You can use your work email, Facebook, a Single Sign-on, or use your Google account. In the case of the latter, Zoom will automatically load your Google or Gmail Profile picture as a Zoom profile picture.
In case your Google profile is without an image, you can add it there first, and then log into Zoom. That way, you will have the same picture in both locations with just one upload. Here’s how you change your Google account picture:
- Sign in to your Gmail account.
- Select Settings on the top right corner of the screen.
- From the menu, select My Picture and then Choose a picture.
- Upload a profile photo of your choosing.
- When the image is uploaded, select Done.
You can change your Google profile picture from your mobile device as well. But keep in mind that regardless of where you make these changes, you’ll have to wait a little bit until they apply. But once they do, the same image will appear in all Google products, wherever you sign in with your account.
Changing the Default Zoom Language
In terms of personalization, choosing the Zoom display language is right there with setting a profile picture. English is the default language on Zoom, but it’s not the only one available. On your profile page, you can also edit the language settings.
Currently, there are nine different languages to choose from. Apart from English, the list includes French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Korean. You can only change your language settings via the Zoom web portal or client.
If you want to change your language settings on Zoom on an iOS or Android device, you can do so by changing the operating system language first. Once you change the language settings on your mobile device, make sure to restart it. When you do, Zoom will automatically apply the new language settings.
Choosing the Right Profile Picture Is a Big Deal
How many profile pictures do you have across apps and platforms? Probably many. When you’re setting up your Zoom profile picture, you’ll perhaps wonder what kind of message it sends?
Is it professional enough, or is it too serious? Or maybe it’s best not to put much thought into it. When you find the right picture, just follow the steps above and add it to your Zoom profile. And then you can go on to change other personalization settings too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Zoom is a program that has been available for a long time, but it is more widely used in 2020 than ever before. If you’re still new to the platform, we’ve got answers to some more frequently asked questions right here:
My profile picture isn’t showing in the meeting. What’s going?
Zoom makes it super easy to log in and you don’t even need an account to join someone’s meeting. Assuming you clicked on the link to join someone’s meeting, you probably aren’t logged in.
If your profile picture isn’t showing, then you need to go to the Zoom app or in a web browser, sign in, then join the meeting with the meeting ID (which should have been sent to you in the invite).
Also keep in mind, Zoom meeting administrators have a lot of control over what you can do within the meeting. This means they may have turned the option to show profile pictures off within their meeting. If you’re positive that you’ve logged into the right account, this is likely the reason you aren’t seeing your profile picture. To confirm, create your own meeting and see if your profile picture appears.
Do I even need a profile picture?
While it isn’t absolutely necessary to have one, it can be a great asset with many benefits. For one, depending on the type of meeting you’re in, a profile picture can be a great substitute for turning off your camera. When you speak, your profile picture will display making it more personable and letting others see who they’re talking to.
Can I delete my profile picture?
If you update your profile picture while in a meeting beware; there’s no way to change it from within the meeting (so make sure you select an image you’re comfortable with everyone looking at for a while).
To delete your profile picture you’ll need to do so from a web browser. Click on “Profile” in the left-hand menu, then click on “Edit Profile.” Tap “Delete” and confirm to get rid of your picture.
What kind of picture do you think should go on the Zoom profile? Let us know in the comments section below.