How to change your Gmail profile picture on an iPhone, and add a personal touch to your email

ShutterstockIt’s easy to change your Gmail picture on an iPhone.

Gmail, one of the most commonly used email servers, has many features that make the server simple to interact with other people and give communication a personal experience. One of these features is the inclusion of a profile photo.

Your Gmail profile picture appears beside your name, as well as in other people’s sidebars for Google Talk and contact photos. If you don’t have a profile photo set, your profile photo will instead display the first letter of your first name on a coloured background.

It’s good to have a profile photo that gives a personal touch to your email correspondence. Ideally, you’ll want your email photo to be a clear shot of your face, as it’s going to appear as a very small thumbnail most of the time.

You can easily change your Gmail picture on your iPhone, and here’s how to do it.

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How to change your Gmail picture on an iPhone

1. Open the Gmail app.

2. Tap the icon in the upper right corner, next to the search box. If you already had a profile photo set, it will be that photo. If you did not, it will be the first letter of your name.

Melanie Weir/Business InsiderTap your profile icon.

3. In the pop-up window, under your name and email address, tap “Manage your Google Account.”

Melanie Weir/Business InsiderTap ‘Manage your Google Account.’

4. Tap on your profile image at the top of the screen.

Melanie Weir/Business InsiderTap your profile image.

5. In the pop-up window that appears, tap “Set Profile Picture.”

Melanie Weir/Business InsiderTap ‘Set Profile Picture.’

6. If you’d like to take a new profile picture, tap “Take photo.” Otherwise, tap “Choose from photos.”

Melanie Weir/Business InsiderSelect either ‘Take photo’ or ‘Choose from photos.’

Either take the photo, or choose your desired photo from your library. Once you have selected the picture, you can centre it the way you wish. Please keep in mind that, while the editing field is a square, your icon will appear as a circle.

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