How to Change and Install a Profile Photo Image in Gmail – When you send an email to a fellow Gmail user, a thumbnail of your photo or logo accompanies the message and can be clearly seen by the recipient of the email. If you’re using the email for business, then it’s important that you adapt the image accordingly unique logo belong to your company or brand to make it look professional, especially if you send an email to your prospective coworkers or work partners. If you don’t have an email in Gmail, please register and follow these guidelines ⇒ How to Create Email in Gmail with Computers and HP Smartphones.
Changing or posting photo images in gmail is actually very easy and simple, but for new users and not very good at computers and websites, it becomes not as simple as you might think it even looks very difficult.
For this matter, you should know that Google stores two different photos of you – one for Google Plus and another for Gmail.
Photo images in Gmail are used exclusively for email, while Google Plus photo images are used for Hangouts and some other Google services. This may seem confusing to you.
In this article, I will provide a guide on how to change the two images. To get started, here’s how to change your Gmail picture.
How to change your profile photo picture in Gmail
Step 1 – Sign in to Gmail on your desktop or laptop. Click the ‘Gear’ icon in the upper right corner of your Gmail inbox, then click Settings or “Settings”.
Step 2 – You will start on the General tab of the settings panel. Scroll down until you see the section called “My Picture” and click on the blue ‘Change Picture’ option.
Step 3 – Click Choose File to take the photo image that you have prepared on your computer to get the perfect profile photo picture by pressing the “browse” button.
Step 4 – Find the photo you want to upload and double click it. From there, you will be asked to crop the photo or customize the photo to make it look just right. Once you are satisfied with the results, please click ‘Apply Changes’. And now your gmail photo image has got a new image. Now scroll down the settings page and save changes by clicking the “Save Changes” button.
And congratulations, now your profile picture picture in Gmail has changed according to the image of your choice.
How to change your profile photo picture on Google Plus
As I mentioned at the beginning of the article that Google applies two profile photo images for Gmail and several other Google services. So, when you have changed your profile picture as above, your profile picture does not change in Google Hangouts and other Google services. This is because Google uses your Google Plus profile picture for this service. Of course this is very confusing for Hangouts, because Google Hangouts is tightly integrated with Gmail accounts.
If you update your Google Plus profile picture, you can ensure that your picture remains the same across various Google services. Here’s how.
Step 1 – Go to your Google Plus profile page and click “Edit Profile”.
Step 2 – Right click on your current profile picture.
Step 3 – Select an image in the image set that you have uploaded to your Google account, or click Upload or drag and drop to retrieve a new image file from your computer. After that, click Set as profile photo in the lower left corner. Google will automatically apply this profile picture change to its various services!
And those are two ways to replace or embed images in Gmail and other Google services. Now you have a profile picture that suits you for professional business purposes or applies a better profile picture than before. Hopefully this article is useful and good luck. 🙂