How To Upload Profile Photo (aka avatar)

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by Joe V Joe V (Admin) Columnist Innovator Expert

Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 26 years experience.

Letter avatars are getting replaced with a default avatar. 

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IMPORTANT: If you uploaded a custom avatar they will not be replaced.

Why Upload A Profile Photo (aka Avatar)?

A custom avatar...

  • helps others find you easily
  • makes you stand out
  • helps personalize your content/comments
  • makes it easier to connect with you

Don't have an avatar? You can create a custom avatar at https://getavataaars.com/
(DOWNLOAD the PNG file and then use as Profile Photo here)

Steps To Upload New Profile Photo

You can find the option to Upload Profile Photo in your Profile and in your Account Settings.

STEP 1 Click the link to upload a new photo...

In Profile

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In Account Settings

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STEP 2 Upload Profile Photo Popup will appear...

  1. Select 'Upload Photo' option
  2. Choose Photo

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  1. Wait until photo finishes uploading...
  2. Click Save

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That's all to it.

TIPS: Large files are not acceptable. We recommend 150x150.

If you are experiencing problems or would like help in cropping/modifying an image please share below and reach out to me by mentioning @Joe V in your comment.

BeatsPerMinute

BeatsPerMinute, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 8 years experience. 314 Posts

@Joe V

not sure if I am impatient or if I have the wrong sort of computer or if something else is going on... I used to have an avatar. had the same pic for years. then, one day it was removed, and replaced with a letter. now there's nothing. 

I tried re-uploading the same avatar pic I had before. now it is too large of a file.... so I played around with it, cropped it... upload was eventually successful.

"Done"

This mysterious save button eludes me. It doesn't exist on my end. I tried sending a PM with a pic attached, however, that was also not possible .. 

Joe V

Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 26 years experience. 10 Articles; 2,331 Posts

Are you using desktop or mobile?

You may have a greedy plugin running on your browser. Try another browser, if you can upload successfully then it's a plugin.

Alternatively, you can upload your image here and I'll add it for you. ?

Joe V

Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 26 years experience. 10 Articles; 2,331 Posts

For those with no graphic background, you can create a custom avatar using this service... https://getavataaars.com/.

When finished download file as PNG and then upload as Profile Photo (avatar).