Planning on changing your YouTube profile picture? If you are, then you are at the correct page. There are many who forget to add their account image and later on ask, “how do I add a profile picture on YouTube“. Well, if you are one of them, you would love this article, as I am going to share some detailed steps on how the profile picture of your YouTube account can be changed.
There are many reasons that someone might want to change the display picture for. My friend wanted to change his just because his favorite anime character changed and now he wanted to add it on his profile pictures on every social media platforms. I had mine changed when I wanted to start my channel. You might just want a refreshed or recent image of yours on the account. Whatever the reason, if you want a youtube profile picture change you are going to get it!
To start with, there could be two things happening here – maybe you want to change the picture, or you might want to add it for the first time. For these two scenarios, I have included both “to change profile picture” and “to add a new profile picture” sections in the article. They are not much different, you will see.
First, we will see the process of adding a new profile picture. For that, I am using my smartphone.
Now, remember how I told you that when you change your Gmail account profile picture, you change your Google account profile picture too? Well, that would happen here too. If you change either one of the profile pictures (on your Gmail account or your YouTube account), the display picture on your Google account will also change.
How To Change Youtube Profile Picture On Phone
If you have an android device and you want to change youtube profile picture on android mobile, then read this section. You will get to know how you can add or remove or change the account picture using the YouTube channel on your smartphone.
How Do You Add A Profile Picture On YouTube
Let’s start with the process, shall we?
Step 1. The first step would be to log into your YouTube account. Skip this step if you were already logged in. Here I am using a smartphone, so I have done it in my YouTube mobile application.
Step 2. Go to your profile by tapping on your image in the upper right corner
Step 3. Now, tap on the “Manage your Google Account” option below your name. Your Google account will open up. You can directly go to your Google Account from the settings of your phone.
Step 4. Tap on the display image on your Google Account
Step 5 Now you have to select “set profile photo” and choose from “take photo” or “choose photo”
Step 6 According to the option you chose, select your image > crop it and tap on Accept
Your profile image will be changed. Refer to images below.
Change YouTube Profile Picture
As you have seen, the method to change or add an image in the display picture of your YouTube account or Google account is almost the same, so you can just refer to the previous section on “how to add the profile picture” to change the image on the account.
YouTube Profile Picture Change on Windows Laptop/Desktop
Now assuming that you want to use your Desktop browser to edit your display picture, you can do so in a few simple steps. As I have mentioned that YouTube account picture and Google Account picture are the same so you can go to your Google account to change the profile image there.
But, if you want to use YouTube, follow the given steps. You can use any browser, you just have to open YouTube.com on it.
Step 1. Start with signing in on the platform. Skip if you had already logged into your account.
Step 2. You have to go to your profile from instead of the home screen. For that, click on the little profile image of your account in the upper-right corner of the screen. Click on it. A menu will come down. Select settings from the list.
Step 3. Now you are in the settings page of your channel. To change your picture, click on “edit on Google”. You will be redirected to the Google Account setting page.
Step 4. As you have to change or add the image, click on the camera button on your profile picture. When you do that, it will prompt you to pick a photo. If you have already uploaded a number of pictures, you can select from them, or just upload a new photo.
You profile picture of YouTube account will be changed once you have done the last step and uploaded your image from your computer.
Note that there are some times when even after changing the picture, YouTube image displays the same as the old one. Don’t worry about that, everyone who will see your profile picture will be seeing the new one. And you will be able to see the same soon. You can also solve this issue by applying this trick – clear your browser’s cache.