Set a profile picture

Dropbox profile pictures can personalize your Dropbox account, and are visible to your friends and coworkers—this feature can help others recognize you around Dropbox.

The profile picture is visible to others when you collaborate on files and folders. 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.

Set a profile picture in 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.

Set a profile picture 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.

Set a profile picture on an Android device

  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.

Who can see my profile picture?

Your profile picture lets you see who has access to content in your Dropbox whenever you're sharing or collaborating on files. On the dropbox.com, you can see the profile pictures of your friends and colleagues that have access when you're viewing files in a shared folder.

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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