How do I change my username or profile picture?

Dropbox profile pictures and usernames can personalize your Dropbox account, and are visible to your friends and coworkers—this feature can help others recognize you around Dropbox. For example, profile pictures are displayed in the Dropbox badge when you collaborate on a file with another person.

You also see your profile picture at the top of the page on dropbox.com.

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How to change your name on dropbox.com

To change your name on dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Select the Profile tab.
  5. Click Change beside your name.

How to set or change a profile picture

To set a profile picture:

From the Settings menu

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your avatar at the top of any page to open the account menu, and choose Settings.
  3. Choose the Profile tab.
  4. Under the Account photo heading, click Choose from Dropbox.
  5. Select a photo, and click the Choose button.

From the dropdown menu

If you see an avatar next to your name when you sign in to dropbox.com, you can also set a profile picture by following the instructions below.

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Select Add account photo.
  4. Select Click to choose a photo from your computer, or select Choose from Dropbox.
  5. Select Save picture to set your profile photo.

From the Android app

  1. Open the Dropbox for Android app.
  2. Tap the three horizontal bars at the top left of the screen to open the main menu.
  3. Tap the face icon above your name.
  4. Select how you'd like to upload your profile picture. This photo will appear in the app and on dropbox.com.

What file can I use for my profile picture?

Your profile picture must be at least 256px by 256px. You can use any of these file types:

  • .bmp
  • .gif
  • .jpeg
  • .jpg
  • .png
  • .tif
  • .tiff
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