The Gmail application has an option to change the user's display photo within the platform. The feature, which is available in the iPhone app (iOS) and Android devices, allows you to use a new photo taken with the device's camera or any image saved in the library. In this way, it is possible to customize the profile picture of Gmail simply and quickly, without the need to access the email manager from the computer.
It is important to know that the procedure to be followed will also simultaneously change the photo of your Google account. That is, all services that you are linked to the search engine will display the same image. Check out how to change your Gmail profile photo in the tutorial we prepared.
Tutorial shows how to change your display photo in Gmail via the service app for iOS and Android Photo: Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
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Step 1. Open Gmail and tap the three bars icon at the top left of the screen. Then go to "Settings".
Way to access Gmail settings through the smartphone app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Touch your email address and, in the next window, "My account".
Way to access Gmail account settings in the smartphone app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Tap "Update photo" and choose the option "Set profile photo".
Gmail profile photo update tool Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. In this example, we will use the option "Choose from photos", but you can also take a photo using your cell phone camera. When the app opens your photo library, touch the image you want to use.
Steps to choose a photo from your phone to use in your Gmail profile Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 5. At that moment, use the pinch movement with your fingers to enlarge the image and frame your face in the scaling for profile photo. When you're happy, tap "Choose". That done, the photo will be updated and you can close the app to finish the procedure.
When defining a new profile photo in Gmail via the smartphone app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Take advantage of the tip to change your profile picture in Gmail and your Google account whenever you want.