How To Change Profile Picture On Messenger

Your Quick Answer:

To change the profile picture from Facebook Messenger just make sure you are logged in then tap on the profile icon. Upon tapping there you will find the edit icon and you have to tap on that to change the profile picture to a new one on Messenger.

Messenger is available for all devices like Android or iOS and if you have Messenger installed, you can go ahead directly to change the profile picture without opening your Facebook.

You can also add the DP lock feature on your profile picture if you want to protect this from someone else.

Facebook has different apps for checking feeds and messaging, it’s Facebook & Messenger. But, if you want to change the DP you had to go to the Facebook app in order to change it from there.

You have ways that you can follow in order to change the profile picture directly using your Messenger without the Facebook app or desktop version.

Although, you can try the fixes if you can’t change profile picture on Messenger.

How To Change Profile Picture On Messenger:

You have to follow certain steps to do this:

1. For Messenger on Android

If you are on your Android devices then just follow the simple steps to change the profile picture directly from your Messenger:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, you have to log in with your credentials on your Messenger and open your profile section displaying a circle icon beside your name.

Step 2: Then, on the next tab, you will see the profile section and a pen-size icon to edit your profile picture, just tap on that.

Step 3: Next, add the new profile picture that you want to set for your DP and save the settings by positioning the images onto that circle.

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2. For Messenger on iOS (iPhone/iPad)

If you are on your iOS device then you will find the Messenger app on your home screen, make sure the Messenger app is updated, and then change the profile picture from your iPhone or iPad.

Just follow the simple steps:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Once you open the Messenger app on your iOS device, go to the profile section by tapping on the circle for the profile icon beside your nickname.

Step 2: Now, that will take you to the next tab where you have to tap on the edit icon to change the profile picture for your Messenger. 

Step 3: Upon clicking on that, you will instantly be asked to add a new profile picture and then you can set a new profile picture and position it within the circle and set it as the profile picture.

That’s all you have to do to change your profile picture from Messenger on your iPhone or iPad.

Can’t Change Profile Picture on Messenger – Fixed:

If you can’t change the profile picture directly from the Messenger or either your click does not work, maybe the profile picture is still not visible after the change, whatever happens there, might be some reasons behind this.

However, if you can’t see someone’s profile picture, you can confirm if you’re blocked on Messenger.

1. ‘Tap’ does not Work or DP is not visible

If you see that the profile picture or DP is not visible after the change or you can’t change the profile picture by getting onto the Edit section then this may be due to the slow internet connection that cannot load that onto the app.

🔯 Fix:  

The simple fix to this problem is you can directly connect your mobile to the WiFi network (if available) and your problem might be fixed if this is happening due to the slow internet connection or wait for a while to get it updated on Facebook server.

2. Profile page does not Open

In order to change the profile picture directly from Messenger by tapping on the name on your Messenger app, this will take you to the profile section from the existing app or through the web. In case you are not logged in there, you will be required to log in to see the pages.

🔯 Fix:

To fix such a problem you have to log in with your credentials on your Facebook app or directly on your default browser that is set on your devices and then the problem will be solved once you retry the same process.

🔯 Privacy Settings for Facebook Profile Picture [To Hide]

You can change your Facebook profile picture & control whom you want to show on Facebook and this also affects your Messenger.

On Facebook, you can change your profile picture settings either to friends or you can set the ‘Only Me’ option if you want to hide this from everyone. You can see the same profile picture only for specific friends and also can hide from certain friends.

The best part is if you want to hide your profile picture and you are setting the privacy from your Facebook app then the same will take effect on the Messenger app as well.

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To control your profile picture in the case of the previous ones, you can delete that from your account or you can set the privacy to ‘Only Me’ for the profile picture.

Note: If you see the profile picture is missing from the profile name on your Messenger then this could be an issue with your internet connection as you can set the privacy to ‘Only Me‘ at most of the privacy where you can see while others cannot.

Change Messenger Photo – Things To Do:

If you can’t change the profile picture then there might be a few reasons behind this. Let’s explain:

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1. The Profile picture might be not proper in size (180px*180px).

2. You are uploading lower-quality images or below the required size.

3. If you’re not logged into your Facebook app along with Messenger or in the browser, the task may not be completed.

Just solve the issues and try following the steps below to change the profile picture through Messenger.

🏷 Is it possible to Change the DP without Facebook?

If you are on Messenger on your Android or iOS devices then you will definitely have the edit section of your profile picture where you can easily edit and add a new profile picture.

In case, if you are on your Messenger app, have on tap on your profile picture & this will take you to the profile section where you have to log in with your username and password of your Facebook account then follow the simple process by editing the profile section and change the profile picture by the same process.

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