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Set profile picture for Gmail and all Google apps

Updated: Oct 24, 2019

What’s changing

We’re combining the Gmail photo with the Google account profile photo for G Suite users. Now, when you go to change this setting in Gmail, you’ll be directed to the “About me” section of your Google profile settings to set your profile picture.

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

Currently, profile pictures set in Gmail are only displayed in Gmail. This means your profile picture in Gmail may be different than your Google account profile photo, which can make it difficult to know which picture will be displayed where. This change simplifies things by allowing you to set a single profile picture in one place and then displaying that single photo across all Google apps.

How to get started

Admins: No action required. For more information on letting users change their photo and profile information, see this article in the Help Center.End users: When you visit Settings > General > My Picture in Gmail on the web, you’ll be directed to change your picture in the “About me” section of your Google profile settings.

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