While the Google Chrome window can see fairly simple when it’s open, there is a lot going on behind the scenes. You can find a lot of information about your browsing, you can adjust ways that Chrome handles and displays data, and you can personalize certain features like your Google Chrome avatar.
When you are signed into a user profile in Google Chrome there are certain elements of the browser experience that you can customize. One of these involves the avatar that’s displayed at the top-corner of the window.
But if you don’t like the avatar profile picture that’s being used, or if you would simply like to see what the other options are, our tutorial below will show you how to change the Google Chrome profile picture.
How to Change Your Google Chrome Avatar (Newer Versions of Chrome)
- Open Chrome.
- Click the button with three dots.
- Choose Settings.
- Select Chrome name and picture.
- Click the desired avatar.
This article continues below with additional information on changing your Google Chrome avatar, including pictures of these steps.
How to Change the Picture for Your Chrome User (Older Versions of Chrome)
The steps in this article were performed in the Google Chrome desktop browser. The steps in this section will only work for older versions of Chrome. Note that this is only going to change the user avatar for the currently-signed in profile. This won’t affect the avatar setting for any of the other user profiles set up in Chrome. This guide assumes that you are currently signed into the profile for which you wish to change the avatar.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome.
Step 2: Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button at the top-right of the window.
Step 3: Select the Settings option from the menu.
Step 4: Click your username under the People section at the top of the window.
Step 5: Click the avatar icon that you would like to use. You can then close this Settings tab to exit the menu.
Alternatively you can click the current profile picture in the menu bar, then click your name at the top of the menu.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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