How to set a photo in Zoom

After registering on the Zoom platform, the user has access to many possibilities. The most popular function is creating your own video meetings. But there are many others, including changing the profile, along with choosing an avatar. This is also a very useful feature because if you have a thumbnail, it will be easier for other participants in the conversation to understand who they are talking to. In this article, we will figure out how to set an avatar in Zoom.

Step-by-step instruction

This feature is available in the application for mobile devices and on a PC. You can use it only if you have an account, which you can create according to our instruction.

You can put a GIF on an avatar in Zoom, but it will be static, not animated. That is, the picture will not change in any case.

Mobile application

On Android and iOS, the user’s thumbnail is configured as follows:

  1. Open the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Sign in with your account, if you haven’t already.
  3. Now, using the bottom panel, go to the «Settings» tab.
  4. Tap on the top column for your name and email.Opening profile in mobile app
  5. Next, tap on the «Profile Photo».
  6. Activate the «Choose Photo» option.Choose profile photo in mobile app
  7. Give the application access to the device’s memory, if required.
  8. Select any photo or image from the gallery.
  9. Crop it at your discretion and tap on the «OK» button.Selecting new avatar in mobile app

Computers and laptops

Do few simple steps to change the avatar in Zoom on PC:

  1. Open the program on your computer or laptop.
  2. Sign in if you are not already logged in.
  3. Click on the thumbnail in the upper right corner of the screen, next to the «Search» area.
  4. In the menu that opens, select the «My Profile» item.My profile in main menu on PC
  5. The official site will open in your Internet browser, where you must log in to your account. Enter your email and password and then click «Sign In».Sign in button on Zoom official page
  6. On the new page, click on the «Change» button.Change button on official site
  7. Now click on the «Upload» item.
  8. Use File Explorer to add an image and crop it.
  9. And at the end click «Save».Change avatar picture on official site

If you want to change it again, follow this link and proceed from step 6 of the instructions above.

At this moment in PC version of program user can’t change avatar and other profile settings. These features available only on official site and also in mobile application (Android and iOS).


The Zoom platform has the following requirements for a user’s avatar:

  • The maximum size is up to 2 MB.
  • Allowed file extensions are JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF.

That is, not every picture will fit. In which case, it can be compressed using some online services, for example,

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