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.
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
- If you haven’t already, sign in to your Chrome device.
- Click the status area in the lower-right corner, where your account picture appears.
- Select Settings and find the “Users” section.
- 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:
- login as the user you want to change the picture for.
- Left-click on the icon of the user in the top-left corner.
- Hover your mouse over the account you would like to change the picture for and click "Edit".
- 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 it is 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.
one of my google account lost the Avator chosen and become default gray anonymous icons
Seems the behavior changed on version 70.0.3538.77 (Official Build) (64-bit)
After chosen the Profile concerned,
- click "three dots" located on top right-hand comer
- Choose Settings (brought you to chrome://settings/ )
- Click Chrome name and picture
- You will then see screen for choosing your Avatar (as the screen provided by @serge-k 's answer )
Go to this folder:
Replace the file
avatar_secret_agent.png (or the name of your Avatar) with your custom photo. Make sure the name and extension both match.
Chrome Browser, Version 46.0.2490.86 m
Chrome will detect your general Google account picture and import it as the first image in the icon line up. See below...
However, if you didn't have this image already set when you "added" your account, then you will have to simply "remove" your account and add it back in. Obviously, if you don't have a general Google account picture set, then there is nothing to grab and you must create it, first.
What is meant by general Google account picture, i.e. the picture associated with your e-mail, Google+, etc.
Hope this helps, cheers!
Once the image is in place there seems no way to change it with a different custom image. FRUSTRATING!
However, on a Mac, navigate to
Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default and place your new custom image there and then change the name of it to "Google Profile Picture". My old one was a
.png so I kept the new one as a
.png as well.
Relaunch Chrome and witness the change in the top right User menu. Regarding the old image, rename it with a different character in front so it's not used but you can switch back if the new one's size is wonky.
Set this to 'enabled' and relaunch Chrome. That will bring the new right-corner username menu with name instead of image. However currently 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.)
Chrome updates it's local icon automatically, after you set an image for your Google / GMAIL account using the help already provided in these answers.
You may need to sign out then sign back into your google account in Chrome (not delete the user profile, just sign out and in) to get the online Google image to update to your local computer.
2019 Update (Chrome 73 at the time of this post)
For Chrome browser profiles not associated with a Gmail account, it has become fairly simple to add a custom avatar.
- On the new tab (or Google search) page, click the user profile icon at upper right, which is typically a circle containing the user's first initial.
- Click the blue Google Account button.
- Click Personal info in the left sidebar.
- Again click the user profile circle, then upload or select a photo.
In Chrome 78 (windows) click on account picture at extreme right. Click on **Addresses and More** At left side click on **People**. In first tab Select **Chrome and Picture**. Now Select your picture/icon and update name and press back arrow.