Your profile picture is one of the first, if not the first, things that users will notice as they come across your page. No matter the social media site, you’ll want to put your best foot forward in terms of having a good profile picture.

We’ll explain all you need to know about changing your profile picture on Instagram, along with some other tips and tricks you might find helpful. 

 

How to Change Profile Picture On Instagram 

Whether you use Instagram for personal use or business, you’ll want your profile picture to give a good first impression. The whole idea of a profile picture is to give people who come across your page a quick visual of what you or your business is centered around. 

If you have a new look for a profile picture in mind, but don’t know where to start on changing it, follow these easy steps to get that new profile picture out for everyone to see:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Click “Edit Profile.”
  • Click on the blue “Change profile photo” button towards the top of your screen. 
  • Click on one of the options from the menu bar, based on how you want to import your new profile picture. 

Instagram Edit Profile

 

How to Change Profile Picture on Instagram on Desktop 

If you want to change your profile picture using a desktop, that works too. Follow these steps to get started:

  • Open instagram.com in your web browser. 
  • Log in to your Instagram account. 
  • Click on your profile picture icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click “Profile” from the drop-down menu. 
  • Click “Edit profile.”
  • Under your username, click on “Change profile photo.”
  • Choose whether you want to upload a photo or remove your current one. 

IG Profile

 

 

 

How to Edit Profile Picture

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Instagram didn’t include an edit button when creating the profile picture feature. Instead, you’ll have to repeat the whole process of adding in a new picture and then editing it how you want. 

If you’re importing a profile picture from your camera roll, it’s probably best to favorite it first so it’s easy to find when you’re going in and editing it in the Instagram app. 

To begin editing your profile picture, follow these steps:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Click “Edit Profile.”
  • Click on the blue “Change profile photo” button towards the top of your screen. 
  • Find your picture and edit it how you want, adjusting it so it’s positioned the way you want it. 

Instagram Edit Profile

 

 

Conclusion 

Having a profile picture on your social media accounts is always optional, but it’s also not the worst idea. It allows users to get to know you or the content you post with a glance.

Of course, if you’re not one to care, then there’s no problem in not having one at all or making it of something else that might hide your identity.

After reading this blog post, decide if your profile picture needs an update or not! 

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