How to change user profile picture on Mac

How to change user profile picture on Mac

Profile pictures rule the roost everywhere. You have profile pics not just on Facebook and Whatsapp but also on your Mac account. It’s mostly a cosmetic feature, but it helps people personalize their macOS.

Your Mac lets you set a profile picture when you configure it for the first time. Many people usually pick one of the default pictures that macOS provides. Some skip this part (because it’s optional and you can change it later). If you’re new to Mac and want to set or change your user profile picture, here’s how to do that.

How to change a user’s login picture on Mac

  1. Click on the Apple Menu, then on System Preferences.
  2. Click on User & Groups.

    Open Apple Menu and click User & Groups from Mac System Preferences
  3. There’s a picture icon next to the Change Password option. Click edit on that icon.

    Click edit on that profile icon on Mac
  4. This brings up a lot of options and pictures to select from. The Defaults are system pictures. You can also select pictures from iCloud, Faces (iPhoto), or click a picture right now with the Camera option.

    Change Profile Picture of Mac User Account
  5. Hit ‘Save‘ once you are done selecting your new profile picture.

But what if you want to set a picture from some other folder except the Photos app? If you want to set a totally custom picture as your profile picture, that can be done too.

When you see the current profile picture window, drag the picture you want to set into the round section where the current profile pic is displayed.

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