How to Change Your Profile Picture on YouTube

Patricia Smith
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How to Change Your Profile Picture on YouTube

It’s easy to customize your profile and channel on YouTube. One of the things you may want to do is to update your profile picture. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Step 1: Sign in to YouTube

Open a web browser and go to the YouTube website. Then, sign in to your account using your username or email and password.

Step 2: Tap on your Profile Picture

When you’re signed in to your account, you’ll see your profile picture in the top right corner. Tap on it to open your profile.

Step 3: Choose from Profile Photos or Upload a New Photo

From the profile page, select the camera icon next to your profile picture. A window will open with two options: “Profile Photos” or “Upload Photo”.

  • Profile Photos: Select this option if you want to choose one of your previously uploaded profile photos.
  • Upload Photo: Choose this option to upload a new photo.

Step 4: Confirm Your Changes

If you chose the “Profile Photos” option, pick the photo you want to use. If you chose the “Upload Photo” option, select the image from your computer or device. When you’re done, click the “Set as Profile Photo” button.

Your profile photo will be updated and your changes will be saved. That’s it! You’ve successfully changed your profile picture on YouTube.

2. How do I delete my old profile picture and upload a new one?

To delete your old profile picture and upload a new one, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your profile page.
  2. Click on the profile picture or avatar.
  3. Select the “Delete” option. This will delete the existing profile picture.
  4. Follow the prompts to confirm that you want to delete the old profile picture.
  5. Click on the “Upload Photo” button to select a new profile picture from your computer.
  6. Choose the photo you want to upload, then click “Open”.
  7. Resize and crop the photo to fit, then click “Save” to set the new profile picture.

3. Is it possible to reset my profile picture to the default image?

Yes, it is possible to reset your profile picture to the default image. To do this, go to your profile page and click on the “Change Profile Picture” link. From there, you will be able to select the default image.

1. What are the size and format requirements for a profile picture on YouTube?

The size and format requirements for a profile picture on YouTube are that the image must be between 98×98 and 2048×2048 pixels with a maximum file size of 6MB and must be in either .jpg, .gif, .bmp, or .png format.

4. Can I crop my profile picture after I upload it?

Yes, you can crop your profile picture after you upload it. Most social media sites allow you to crop the picture when you upload it, or to crop it afterwards.

5. Does YouTube allow animated profile pictures?

Yes, YouTube allows animated profile pictures. However, the image must not exceed four megabytes (4MB) in size and must be either a GIF, JPG, or PNG file.

How do I change my channel icon on YouTube?

To change your channel icon on YouTube you will need to login to your account and go to the YouTube Studio Dashboard. From here, you should be able to select the ‘Customise Channel’ button which should allow you to change your icon. Alternatively, you can also go to and use the steps provided there.

What size should my YouTube channel icon be?

Your YouTube channel icon should be exactly 800 x 800 pixels. This is the optimal size for the icon to be readable across all devices and platforms.

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