How to Add or Update a Google Workspace User’s Profile Picture

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

First, make sure updating profile pictures is allowed

Users with a Google Currents profile

  • It’s important to note that for users with a Currents profile, their profile photo will override the one you add in the Admin console with this setting.

How to change a Google Workspace user’s profile picture step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Add Or Update A Google Workspace User's Profile Picture - Step 1

Go to the Admin console https://admin.google.com and click Users or Manage.

Step 2

How To Add Or Update A Google Workspace User's Profile Picture - Step 2

Then click the user’s name. Make sure not to check the box to their left; just click the name.

How To Add Or Update A Google Workspace User's Profile Picture - Step 3

Alternatively, you can type their name or email address in the search bar on top, and click the result suggested below.

Step 3

How To Add Or Update A Google Workspace User's Profile Picture - Step 4

Click the Profile photo next to the user’s name and email address and select CHANGE PHOTO. Then select the picture on your computer to upload.

Or, to remove it, click REMOVE PHOTO.

Profile image requirements

Pictures must be under 5 MB, in .png or .jpg format.

How long before it takes effect

It may take up to 24 hours for the changes to become noticeable in the user’s account and the Admin console.

Step 4

How To Add Or Update A Google Workspace User's Profile Picture - Step 5

Alternatively, if the above doesn’t work for some reason, you can click the UPLOAD PROFILE PHOTO option on the left.

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