Add A Profile Picture

There are many ways to make your profile appealing and informative. As it also provides you access to Google+ which is a social media feature, having your picture on Gmail leads to automatic additions to your Google+ account as well.

There are several advantages of having a picture on your account:

  • It helps to add an authentic and personalized touch to your account.
  • You can add a personal or a professional touch to your account as per the kind of correspondence you conduct through that account.

There are simple ways to add your picture to your account. You could do it at the time of forming your Google account or add or edit it later as well:

  • When you are on your account page, visit the settings section on the top right corner.
  • Here you will find “My Picture” option.
  • You can opt to change picture.
  • Alternately, you could visit where you will find the circle in the picture.
  • When you click on this section you can opt to change the photo.
  • Once you select or upload a picture, you can select the section of the photo you wish to showcase.
  • Once you are satisfied with the adjustments you can click on apply changes.

This will help you have a photo for your Gmail correspondence which would also be your Google+ photo.

If you wish to make changes to your picture through the app you will find the option to add a profile picture through Settings. In this drop down list you will find the option to add a profile picture under General subsection.

There are different effects you can achieve with your picture. You could choose to keep changing it, thus adding a fresh look and feel to your email correspondence every time. It is nice to add a human touch to your Gmail by adding a profile picture. The same picture also forms your profile on Google+ which can be your social media platform through which you correspond with different people.

Change Profile Information

There could be several instances when you might wish to update your account information on Gmail. You might want to save additional details to update your account security settings; alternatively you might wish to change the password or update contact details like a changed phone number or an alternate email address.

If you wish to update your personal profile, details on your account the steps to follow are as given below:

  • Log in to your existing account.
  • On the email inbox page visit the Settings tab in the top right hand corner.
  • Under the Accounts tab you will find “send mail as” section.
  • Here you can click on the email address whose profile details you wish to edit.
  • You could change the name that appears with your account here.
  • If you wish to update your mobile number, you will find a section called “Recovery Phone” under My Account.
  • Here you can edit the phone number that was already registered and then followed the instructions for validating the changed phone number.
  • Other sections such as alternate email address and other personal information can also be edited under the My Account section in the Settings.

When you make changes in your profile information, ensure that you save the changes. You can also make multiple account profile changes by using the Accounts and Import tab under Settings in the email inbox page.

The above steps show how you can update or make profile information change even after you have an active account. This helps one to keep their profile and personal information updated so that the information can be used to help users recover their account in case they have forgotten their account password. It also provides Google more details about users. One can also add on further information, including updating their profile picture as and when they wish to by accessing their Account settings.