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How to show picture in Zoom meeting

Zoom doesn’t force its users to keep their video on during a meeting. Everyone single person in a meeting has their own toggle for when they want to turn the video On or Off. In lieu of a video feed, Zoom adds a user’s picture so that when they speak, others can identify who is talking without having to read their name.

show picture in Zoom meeting

Show picture in Zoom meeting

Zoom allows users to create an account in three ways; using an email, using a Google account, and using a Facebook account. Users also have the option to set up accounts for a company domain but that is far less commonly used. If you’ve created a Zoom account using either a Facebook or Google account, your profile picture from those accounts will be synced.

If you’re seeing the generic placeholder in a Zoom meeting, you can get it to show a picture instead. Here’s how.

Show picture in Zoom meeting – Desktop

You must set a profile picture before a meeting starts. You cannot change the picture during a meeting.

  1. Open the Zoom app.
  2. Click your profile picture at the top right.
  3. Select My Profile from the menu.
  4. A new tab will open in the browser.
  5. Sign in with your Zoom account.
  6. Click Edit at the top right of your profile page.
  7. Move the cursor over your profile picture.
  8. Select Change and choose a new picture.
  9. Click Save.

Show picture in Zoom meeting – Web

To change your Zoom profile picture from the web interface, all you really need to know is how to get to the profile editing page. 

  1. Visit Zoom in your browser.
  2. Sign in.
  3. Click My Account at the top right or click this link instead.
  4. Click Edit in the top right corner.
  5. Move the mouse over your profile picture and click on it.
  6. Click on Change and select a new picture.
  7. Click Save.

Show picture in Zoom meeting – Mobile/iOS/Android

To change the profile picture for a Zoom meeting from the mobile apps, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Zoom app.
  2. Go to the Settings tab.
  3. Tap on your profile at the top.
  4. Tap on Profile Picture.
  5. Select how you want to upload a picture (camera or library).
  6. Tap Done.


Zoom syncs the profile picture set for your Google or Facebook account, if you’ve connected them to Zoo however, you do not have to use those pictures for Zoom. Using the methods above, you can easily set a different profile picture that is not connected to these two accounts.


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