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I have more than one user in Chrome Browser (chrome://settings/ Add new user) and can't find out how to specify a custom icon for each user. Chrome allow me select an icon from a list of icons set, but I want set my own image.

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Are you talking about Google Chrome OS or the Google Chrome internet browser? –  David Jun 18 '13 at 0:25
Sorry, I edit the question. –  gsi-frank Jun 18 '13 at 1:11
I accidentley pulled the trigger on voting this questions to be closed due to duplicate question. It is not a duplicate question due to the timing. The answer used to be "no", the answer is now "yes". –  David Jun 18 '13 at 1:48

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Google Chrome OS

If you are talking about changing a user account picture on Chrome OS (Google's operating system), a simple search will find that information for you on Google's Help site. Below is from the previous link.

Change your account picture

  1. If you haven’t already, sign in to your Chrome device.
  2. Click the status area in the lower-right corner, where your account picture appears.
  3. Select Settings and find the “Users” section.
  4. Click the picture for your account. In the “Change picture” dialog that appears, you can reset your account picture:
    • Choose a file: Click the icon to use an image saved on your Chrome device or a connected external device.
    • Take a photo: Click the icon to take a new snapshot using a webcam. Strike your favorite pose, then click the button. To flip your photo horizontally, place your cursor over the photo and click on the arrow icon in the lower-right. If you're dissatisfied with the photo, click the button to retake it, as many times as you like!
    • Use your Google Profile photo: Use the same photo associated with the public profile for your Google Account. Learn more about Google Profiles.
    • Use an icon: Do you think puppies are cute? Are you an avid cyclist? Choose from a variety of fun icons.

Google Chrome Browser

To change an account picture on Google Chrome (the browser), follow the directions below:

  1. login as teh use you want to change the picture for.
  2. Left-click on the icon of the use in the top-left corner.
  3. Hover your mouse over the account you would like to change the picture for and click "Edit".
  4. From the "Edit user" menu, you can change the name, add/remove a desktop shortcut, and change the picture associated with the user account.

At this time is it not possible to use your own custom picture in Google Chrome, but it is possible to use your own custom picture in Chromium as per this link. This Superuser question asked the same question, but at the time, the answer was "no". Now the answer is "yes", but only for Chromium.

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Thanks, but I'm talking about Chrome Browser. I already edit the question. –  gsi-frank Jun 18 '13 at 1:13
Hi @gsc-frank, I updated my answer. Please refer to the second part of my answer. –  David Jun 18 '13 at 1:23
You just updated the question again. I didn't know you wanted your own picture... You need to be more specific. I have tried to answer your question two times now... I'm guessing you have to install a new theme. –  David Jun 18 '13 at 1:25
Just found another SuperUser question that is a duplicate question. I pulled the trigger on closing your questions too soon... Sorry. I am updating the answer with new information. –  David Jun 18 '13 at 1:33
Thanks a lot @David! –  gsi-frank Jun 18 '13 at 13:15


Set to 'enabled' and relaunch. That will bring the new right-corner username menu with name instead of image. But now going back to the same address and setting that to 'disabled', then relaunching, will show the Google account user image instead of the avatar, or that image will become available among the avatar images.

(It's like a bug: going directly from 'default to 'disabled' will not work. You have to go from default to enabled, relaunch and then disable and relaunch.)

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superuser.com/a/879358/162573 –  cipricus Feb 21 at 15:14

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