Want to quickly update your YouTube profile picture on a desktop computer or mobile? We show you how.
If you want to change your channel icon, it's relatively simple to do on your desktop, but a little more tricky to do on a mobile device. Let’s walk through both options.
Changing Your YouTube Profile Picture on Desktop
On YouTube, click on your profile picture to access your Channel page
Click on your Channel icon and ‘Edit’ (double-check you’ve selected the right Channel)
Select your new profile image and upload
Changing Your YouTube Profile Picture on a Mobile Device
From the YouTube app, tap on your profile picture then tap on ‘Help and Feedback’
The ‘About Me’ section will open and give you access to your profile image
Now you are on the about me section, where you can tap on your profile picture and update
What to Know About YouTube Channel Icons
A couple more things to remember about channel icon images. YouTube are fairly generous in what type of images they will allow. That includes jpgs, bmps, pngs, and, even gifs, although they will not be animated.
The image can be up to 800 pixels by 800 pixels, which is fantastic, but do remember that you're likely gonna see this as a tiny little circle on most YouTube screens. So keep it relatively simple.
Rob is our resident video guy. He started out on YouTube in 2012, building up a tech channel to over 100,000 subscribers and 30,000,000 views before joining the vidIQ team. Today he is hard at work sharing everything he has learned on the YouTube platform; educating video creators on how to grow their own channels and turn hobbies into careers - just like Rob did in 2017.