Easy methods to Change Your Profile Image on YouTube

When it comes to being a successful YouTuber, branding is very important – the first thing a potential subscriber should see when considering whether to watch your video is a unique, stylish image to grab their attention to draw and inspire them. In many ways, having a profile picture or channel icon that stands out from the crowd and interests people is almost as important as the content being produced. It is said that the first impression never gives you a second chance. When it comes to an industry that deals with appearance, your profile picture needs to be on point.

Your channel's content may be top notch, but people will only be able to see it if your profile picture was compelling enough to get that all-important click. Headshots of the main star or stars are often displayed on popular YouTube channels, but logos and symbols are also often displayed. Note that all pictures for profile pictures must not be larger than 800 x 800 pixels, be formatted as GIF, JPG, PNG or BMP and cannot be animated. Read on to learn more about how to change your profile picture on YouTube on your PC or mobile device.

How to change your profile picture on YouTube: PC

Step 1: Sign in to YouTube Studio, then choose Customization> Branding.

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Step 2: Select Upload and choose a picture from your PC.

Step 3: After you've resized your image, select Done, then click Publish. Note that it may take a few minutes for your profile picture to be updated on YouTube.

YouTube profile picture picture Publish picture buttonDaniel Martin / screenshot

How to change your profile picture on YouTube: iOS and Android

Step 1: Tap your profile picture> your channel.

Image of the YouTube app account menuDaniel Martin / screenshot

Step 2: Tap Edit Channel, then select your profile picture. Note that you can either take a photo or select a photo from your device to upload.

Image of the YouTube app edit channel buttonDaniel Martin / screenshot

Step 3: Click Save to confirm your new profile picture.

That's it! Just play around and find the coolest picture for your YouTube profile picture. Check out some of our other YouTube articles to learn how you can do more with the streaming service, such as: B. Rename your channel and delete your account.

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