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How to change Google profile picture back to default? (2022)

How to change Google profile picture back to default? (2022)
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Wondering how to change the Google profile picture back to default?

Yes, you are at the right place to learn about changing the Google profile picture back to default.

How to change Google profile picture back to default?

There are different methods to change Google profile pictures back to default.

Method 1: Change to Google default profile picture using Google Accounts

Method 2: Change to Google default profile picture using Gmail app

Method 3: Change to Google default profile picture using Google Album Archive

We will discuss each of these method in detail below.

Method 1: Change to Google default profile picture using Google Accounts

Follow the below steps to delete the Google profile photo.

Login to Google Accounts home page.

Click on People & sharing

Change Google profile picture back to default using Google Accounts

Scroll a little down.

Click on “Choose what others see“.

Under Basic Info, click on the “PROFILE PICTURE” tab. 

Change Google profile picture back to default

Click on “Remove” from the options given there. 

Google profile picture back to default

You will be prompted to confirm the deletion of your Google profile picture.

Click on “Remove“.

You can now see the default profile picture for your Google Account.

Method 2: Change to default Google profile picture using Gmail app

Follow the below steps to delete Gmail. 

Open the Gmail app. 

Click on the profile picture on the top side. 

Change Google profile picture back to default using Gmail app

Click on “Manage accounts on this device”.

Choose the Google Account for which you want to change the profile picture.

Click on Google Account.

Now you will be opened to the Google Account page.

Slide on to the People & sharing tab at the top.

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Scroll a little down.

Click on “Choose what others see“.

Under Basic Info, click on the “Manage your profile picture” link. 

Click on “Remove” from the options given there. 

You can now see the default profile picture for your Google Account.

Method 3: Change to default Google profile picture using Google Album Archive

In the first 2 methods, your deleted profile picture will be saved in your Album Archive.

In this method, you can remove all the earlier profile photos and also change the Google profile picture back to default using Google Album Archive.

Follow the below steps to change the Google profile picture back to default using Google Album Archive.

Login to Google Album Archive home page.

Click on profile photos.

Now you can see all the photos that have been added as profile photos. 

Select the current profile photo.

Click on the 3 dots in the top right corner and select “Delete” in that. 

Change Google profile picture back to default using Google Album Archive

Like that, delete each and every photo including other profile photos. 

Once you have deleted all the profile pictures return to the Google Album Archive home page.

You can now see the new default picture at the top right corner.

How to change Google profile picture?

Follow the below steps to change the Google profile photo.

Login to Google Accounts home page.

Click on People & sharing. 

Scroll a little down.

Click on “Choose what others see“.

Under Basic Info, click on the “PROFILE PICTURE” tab. 

Click on “Change” from the options given there. 

You can either upload the photo or take a picture using a Camera.

If you choose the upload option select a photo to upload from your system.

You can edit the photo by cropping and rotating it.

Click on Save as a profile picture to save it.

How to remove profile photo from Google Account?

There are 3 different methods to delete a Google profile photo.

Method 1: Remove Google profile photo using Google Accounts

Method 2: Remove profile picture from Gmail on phone

Method 3: Remove Google profile picture using Google Album Archive

We will discuss each of this in detail below.

Method 1: Remove Google profile photo using Google Accounts

Follow the below steps to delete the Google profile photo.

Login to Google Accounts home page.

Click on People & sharing

Scroll a little down.

Click on “Choose what others see“.

Under Basic Info, click on the “PROFILE PICTURE” tab. 

Click on “Remove” from the options given there. 

Method 2: Remove profile picture from Gmail on phone

Follow the below steps to remove the profile picture from Gmail on phone. 

Open the Gmail app. 

Click on the profile picture on the top side. 

Click on “Manage accounts on this device”.

Choose the Google Account for which you want to change the profile picture.

Click on Google Account.

Now you will be opened to the Google Account page

Slide on to the People & sharing tab at the top.

Scroll a little down.

Click on “Choose what others see“.

Under Basic Info, click on the “Manage your profile picture” link. 

Click on “Remove” from the options given there. 

Method 3: Remove Google profile picture using Google Album Archive

In the first 2 methods, your deleted profile picture will be saved in your Album Archive.

In this method, you can remove all the earlier profile photos as well.

Follow the below steps to remove the Google profile picture.

Login to Google Album Archive home page.

Click on profile photos.

Now you can see all the photos that have been added as profile photos. 

Select the current profile photo.

Click on the 3 dots in the top right corner and select “Delete” in that. 

Like that, delete each and every photo including other profile photos. 

Once you have deleted all the profile pictures return to the Google Album Archive home page.

You can now see the new default picture at the top.

FAQs

Where are my Google profile photos stored?

Your Google profile photos are stored in Google Album Archive.
Follow the below steps to view your current and earlier profile photos.
1. Login to Google Album Archive home page.
2. Click on profile photos.
3. Now you can see all the photos that have been added as profile photos. 

How to change the color of the default google profile picture?

You don’t have the option to change the color of the default google profile picture.

Wrapping Up

Well, in this article, we have discussed how to change Google profile picture back to default and along with that we have also discussed a few other topics as below.

  • How do I change my Google profile picture?
  • How can I delete my Google profile photo?

Hope you get an idea about how to change Google profile picture back to default.

Kindly let us know if you have any queries.

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