Slack: How to Change Your Profile Picture [Quick Guide 2022]

Written By FarhanMax

Slack is an excellent platform designed for use in professional workplaces. It is a one-stop place for all colleagues to communicate, share files, schedule meetings, and the list goes on.

As a user, you already know how convenient Slack communication is. And this connection gets even stronger when you upload an image of yourself. It represents the “You” in some way, and you should upload your own photos in the profile picture section.

Uploading a profile picture or changing the existing one is relatively an easy task to perform. I will guide you in this article to change or upload your profile photo in Slack.

So without any further due, let the profile photo changing process begin.how-to-change-your-profile-picture-on-slack

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How to Change Profile Picture on Slack

Slack is available on all platforms as it is among the most popular communication platforms in the professional sector. It is available on desktop, iOS, and Android, so everyone from different devices can connect easily.

You will see changing profile pictures on these platforms slightly differ from each other. Well, don’t worry. I’m about to cover all of them here.

Note: Your profile picture must meet Slack’s minimum and maximum resolution. That is 512×512 pixels as the lowest and 1024×1024 pixels as the highest.

Here are the methods to change or add a profile picture on Slack:

On Desktop

Slack is mostly used on the desktop or laptop because everyone generally accesses it in the office environment. You can change the profile picture from the app itself. The process takes up to a minute, and yes, it is that easy!

Here is how you can change your Slack profile picture on the desktop:

  • Open Slack from your computer.
  • Click the Profile Picture from the top right section.
  • Select Profile from the newly appeared menu.profile-icon-profile
  • Click on Edit profile.profile-edit
  • Click on Upload an Image.
  • Choose a photo from your storage.
  • Make adjustments according to the Slack preference.
  • Click on Save.
  • Hit Save Changes to apply the new profile picture.upload-photo-save

On iOS

Slack on mobile devices, especially on iOS devices, is getting more popular day by day. People can connect with other team members whenever and wherever they want. You can also change your Slack profile picture on iOS devices.

Here are the steps to change the Slack profile photo on iOS devices:

  • Open Slack from your app menu.
  • Tap on the You tab from the bottom right corner.
  • Tap on View profile.ios-you-view-profile
  • Select Edit Profile.ios-edit-profile
  • Tap on the profile picture in the top left corner.
  • Tap on Photo Library to upload a photo from your storage or Take photo to take one instantly.
  • Adjust and crop the image if it is needed and tap on Choose.
  • Hit Save to upload and save the new profile picture.ios-upload-photo-save

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On Android

The majority of the world’s population uses Android devices and the percentage of android users using Slack isn’t small though. That’s why Slack has also been available in the Play Store for a long time.

You don’t need the computer to change your Slack profile image if you are an Android user. You can change it using your own Android device easily.

Here is how you can change the profile image on Slack using an Android device:

  • Open Slack from your home screen or app drawer.
  • Tap on the You tab from the bottom right corner.
  • Select View profile.you-view-profile
  • Tap on Edit profile.edit-profile
  • Tap on the profile picture in the top left corner.upload-photo
  • Select Take photo to take a new photo or Choose photo from Gallery to select an existing image.take-photo
  • Wait a bit while your photo gets uploaded.
  • Tap on the X close icon in the top left corner.

Extra note: If you use the same email address to open the Slack account that you used for your Gravatar account, the Slack profile photo will be the Gravatar you have made.

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How to Edit Profile on Slack

When you hear the word edit profile, the first thing that comes to mind is changing the existing information. This information includes A name, Pronouns, Name recording, Name pronunciation, Job description or title, Phone number, Time zone, etc in Slack.

Note: The pronoun field remains hidden in the Slack profiles as the default. In case you don’t find the option, contact the owner or an admin to seek help.

Here is how you can edit your profile on Slack:

On Desktop

You can change any settings from the desktop app. Changing the profile settings is easier than you can imagine.

Here is the method to edit your Slack profile using a desktop:

  • Open the Slack desktop app.
  • Click on the profile picture in the top right corner.
  • Select Profile from the small contextual menu.profile-icon-profile
  • Click on Edit.profile-edit
  • Make the changes you need.
  • Hit the Save Changes button to apply the modification you have made.edit-profile-save

On Mobile

You can also change the profile settings using your mobile phone. The procedure is the same on both iOS and Android devices.

Here is how you can edit your Slack profile using a mobile phone:

  • Open the Slack app from the app drawer.
  • Tap on the You button from the bottom right corner.
  • Select View Profile.you-view-profile
  • Tap on Edit Profile.edit-profile
  • Edit the profile according to your needs.
  • Tap on Save.phone-edit-profile-save

Crucial notes: You can’t change or edit using a mobile if your workspace has custom profile fields. You need to keep that in mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to remove Slack profile photo?

You can not remove the profile picture using the mobile app. This feature is only available on the desktop. Here is how to do it: click on the profile picture > Select Profile > Edit profile > below the photo, select Remove photo > Yes, Remove photo > Click Save Changes.

How do I edit images in Slack?

First, drag and drop the image into the message field. You can also import images using the plus icon. Click on the image and select Edit file details in the top left corner. Add descriptions as well as the file if you want to change that.

How do I create an avatar on Slack?

To create an avatar or a custom emoji — Open Slack > Click your workspace name in the top left corner > Click Customize Slack > Click Add Custom Emoji > Upload an image and name it > Click Save.

Wrapping Up

That’s about it.

Following these steps, you can easily change or add a new profile photo to your Slack account. So, upload your photo on the Slack account and let everyone know who you are.

Thanks for reading this article. I hope you shouldn’t face any complications during the procedure. However, if you face any issues, feel free to comment below.

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