How to Change Your Profile Picture on wikiHow

Profile pictures are images which appear alongside your username. This image forms a part of your identity on wikiHow and many users will recognize you from you profile picture. Thus, it is essential to choose a good profile picture.

Steps

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    Choose a picture you want to use. Usually, the picture should describe who you are and reflect your personality. You can choose a picture of yourself as your profile picture, as many of wikiHow users have or if you wish to remain anonymous, an abstract picture or a picture of a favorite animal can also be used. Make sure the image is on your hard drive, preferably on your desktop or any location where you can easily access it.
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    Visit your profile page. Your profile can be accessed by clicking the "My Profile" and selecting "My User Page" from the drop-down options.
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    Click on Edit. This can be found on the upper left corner of the page below your current profile picture.
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    Click on Choose File.
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    Select your chosen picture and click Open.
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    Click Submit to upload the picture.
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    Crop the picture appropriately and click Crop and Save.

Tips

  • Stick with the image you have chosen. Other users will identify you with your profile picture. Changing it often may confuse them.
  • Choose an image which resonates with your personality.
  • Use images with bright colors so that it looks cheerful. Alternatively dark colors can be used to convey mystery.
  • Try using an abstract pattern if you cannot decide on your image.

Warnings

  • If your image contains a person, make sure that it is you. wikiHow does not let you impersonate others.
  • Do not use an image which is similar to some other active user's profile picture. It may confuse other users and can also be seen as an act of deliberate impersonation.
  • Do not use images which contain any nudity.
  • Do not use animated images.
  • Do not use copyrighted images.

Article Info

Categories: User Pages | Your wikiHow Account