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How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile?

Last updated on August 8th, 2019 at 06:55 pm

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile

YouTube is a website designed for uploading, sharing, and watching video content. This website is open for all the users of the platform. Millions of users around the globe have created an account on YouTube, which enables them to upload their video content.

YouTube provides multiple customization options to its users, which vary from adding channel art to privacy settings, from live videos to a customer channel. The most customized channel users inquire for is how to change their profile picture; to do so, follow the instructions in the next section.

Since its launch, it delivered the best services to the world and made it convenient for everyone who is active on the channel.

On a daily basis, millions of videos shared and uploaded here.

But, on YouTube, the most important thing which users generally ignores is the profile picture. Many creators and influencers have shared their bad experience, which they encountered due to the negligence they showed towards their profile. However, YouTube profile picture is the first thing that influences your viewers about your account and channel, so you need to make it more eye-catching and attractive as possible.

YouTube profile picture is what which represents you visually on YouTube when you make a comment or likes as well as the other areas along the way. Having a well-prepared image on the profile section is must as it attracts others to see your profile or your channel. Your profile picture is a representation of your YouTube account, which gives the glimpse of your personality and aura.

If you have any professional channel, then it is not important to use your face only, you can use a picture of your business logo, or the theme you have the created-this way you can attain viewers’ attention more than a simple blank profile.

Moreover, the best about YouTube is the easy procedure of changing its profile picture.  Read on to know all about changing the profile image on YouTube.

On Computer:

1. Open YouTube:

Choose your preferred web browser and enter http:/www.youtube.com in the address bar located at the top of the browser. You can use any web browser on your computer like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. it will direct you towards the YouTube login page.

Open YouTube

2. Login To Your YouTube Account:

If you are not logged into your YouTube account, you need to click on the blue color “Sign In” button located at the top right corner of the page.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Login To Your YouTube Account

Once you clicked the sign-in button, it will lead to a login page where you need to select the Google account associated with your YouTube account.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - sign in with your Email Address

If there is no account associated with YouTube, click use another account option and sign in with your Email Address and password associated with YouTube.

If you will log in YouTube account in a new device, then after providing your details, you will be prompted with a menu to protect your account. There it will ask you to confirm the recovery phone number and recovery Gmail. You can update your provided recovery address or can choose to “Done” option to continue with the same address.

3. Click On The Profile Icon:

After logging into your account, you will see a circle and the first letter of your name which is placed in-between- you will see the letter of the name only if you haven’t set your profile image. If you upload your profile picture, it will go to that place. This icon normally displays your account menu.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Click On The Profile Icon

4. Click Settings:

If you select to click on the profile icon, a drop-down menu will appear, here you have to look for the settings option. When you scroll down, you will find settings option located above the Help option,  click on it. It will be structured like a gearbox.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Click Settings

5. Click Edit On Google:

Once you clicked on the settings icon, list settings will appear at the left corner of the page. You need to click on the “Edit on Google” option located at the top of the settings menu, next to your profile name and profile image. When you click on the “Edit on Google” icon, you will get the “About Me” page for your Google account.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Click Edit On Google

6. Click The Camera Icon:

When you click on the “Edit on Google” a popup will appear, there you will find the circular icon located in the middle of the page which will show your current profile picture or a colored circle with the first letter of your name in between the circle. You need to click the white camera icon placed in the middle of the display from the “Pick a photo” window.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Click The Camera Icon

7. Upload Your Profile Photo:

Here you will find an option just below the “Pick a photo” window. Select the “Upload photo” icon shown by an upward arrow.  It is a first square in the upper left corner of the window. You need to click on the upload photo option; this will show a file browser. The option will take you to your computer gallery from where you can select a photo.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Select the Upload photo icon

If you click on the “Upload photo” option, it will lead you to a file browser, use the file browser to reach the photo gallery of your computer. You can select your favorite photo from different folders which are listed in the sidebar located to the left side of the file browser.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Click an image file

Click an image file to select it for your profile image; once you selected the profile image, you need to click on the “Open” icon located at the right bottom of the file browser of your computer gallery.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - click on the Open icon

First, ensure that you have an image file saved to your computer that you want to upload.

If you have photos already uploaded to your Google account, you need to select one of those photos from the “Pick a photo” window.

8. Click Done:

After now, you need to click “Done” located at the upper-right corner of the “Pick a photo” window.  Once you selected the save option, it will confirm the changes you have made to your YouTube account. Your chosen photo automatically applies to all your Google account, including your YouTube account.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Click Done

On Mobile:

1. Open YouTube App:

Go to YouTube application- YouTube will be of red color icon with a white play triangle located in the middle.

Open YouTube App

If you are not logged into your YouTube account, tap the icon which looks like a person located in the upper right corner of the YouTube webpage. There, you need to select the Google account associated with your YouTube account.

If any of your accounts are not listed in your YouTube web page, Tap “Add account” option, where you need to enter your Email Address and password associated with your YouTube account to sign in.

2. Tap The Profile Icon:

Once you open your YouTube account page, you need to tap on your “Profile Icon,” located at the upper right corner of the YouTube page. This is the place where your profile image normally goes.

Tap The Profile Icon

If you have not set a profile image for your YouTube account, it displays a colored circle with the first letter of your name placed in the middle.

3. Tap Manage Your Goggle Account:

When you tap on your profile image, it will lead you on a new page; there you need to Tap “Manage your Google Account.” Further, you will see different settings option related to your profile settings.

Tap Manage Your Goggle Account

4. Tap Personal Information:

In the next step, you need to tap personal information located next to the Home on the Google account page.

Tap Personal Information

5. Click Photo:

Further, you need to tap the photo icon; it is a colorful circle located below the profile and next to the photo option. It will redirect you on About me page to “Pick a photo” option.

Click Photo

6. Upload Photo:

Pick a photo option; you will find an “Upload photo” shown by an upward arrow; you need to tap on the “Upload photo.”

Upload Photo

Once you clicked on the Upload photo, a popup menu will appear, you need to tap on the Photos to select your photo.

7. Tap “Done”:

Once you selected your profile image, tap on the “Done” button located at the top right corner of the screen. Now, your profile image is uploaded successfully.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile -Tap Done

By Google App:

1. Open The Google App:

Go to your mobile phone display and select “Google App” -it is a white color icon with a red, yellow, green, and blue “G.” You will find this icon on your mobile’s home screen.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Open The Google App

2. Tap More:

Once you opened your Google App, you will find a “More” option located at the lower right corner of the App shown by the three horizontal dots.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Tap More

3. Tap Your Name And Email Address:

If you tap on the “More” icon, it will lead you on a new page, select your name and Email address located at the top left corner of the “More” menu.

How To Add A Profile Picture To Your YouTube Profile - Tap Your Name And Email Address

4. Select Google Account Linked With YouTube Account:

Here, you need to select your Google account, which is associated with your YouTube Account; you will find this option in the “Menu.”

If no account is associated with your YouTube account listed in the “Menu,” you need to go “Add another account” option and Sign in with your Email address and password associated with your YouTube account.

5. Tap Manage Your Account:

You will get this option below your profile name and email address located at the top of the screen. Tap “Manage your account” option; you will get a “Google account” menu.

Tap Manage Your Account

6. Tap The Personal Information Tab:

This is the tab next to the Home option on the Google Account Page located at the top of the screen. Here, you can edit your personal information.

Tap Personal Information

7. Tap Photo:

Once you clicked on the “Personal Information” tab, you will get a menu with a different list of your personal information. You need to select the photo option located at the top of the menu.

Tap Photo

8. Tap The Profile Icon:

This is the circular image located above your name. This either displays your current profile image or colored circle with the first later inside.

Once you clicked on the profile icon, it will display the “Pick a Photo” menu.

9. Tap Upload Photo:

This option is located just below “Pick a photo” option; it is a first square shown by the upward arrow located at the upper-left corner of the menu.

Once you click the “Upload Photo” option, it displays some apps of your mobile phone to select your photo.

If you have already uploaded a photo on the Google account and want to use it as your YouTube profile image, you can tap that photo in “Pick a photo” menu to set it as your profile picture.

10. Tap Files:

If you want to add photos from your gallery, tap files and then tap the image you want to make your profile picture.

You may get a notification, either you want Google to access your photo or not, tap allow.

11. Tap “Done”:

Once you selected the image from your gallery, tap “Done” located at the upper right corner of the screen.

Tap Done

Now, your profile picture is uploaded successfully on your Google account as well as your YouTube account.

Perks Of YouTube:

  • You can promote your business through YouTube.
  • You can showcase your talent without going anywhere.
  • You can get popularity through YouTube.

YouTube is one of the best video streaming websites, which is primarily known for its advanced features as well as customized options. One can not only share his/her videos on the platform but could also reach the highest peak of success if the platform is used in the right way.