If you’d like to share your Spotify music taste with your friends (or even host a listening party), you can make your account stand out by changing your profile picture. Here’s how.
Change your Spotify profile picture on Windows 10 or Mac
If you are trying to change your Spotify profile picture from a computer, you will need to use the desktop client for Windows or Mac. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, it is not possible to customize your profile and change your image using the Spotify web player.
To start, open the Spotify client on your desktop and log into your account. In the top right corner, select your account name or account icon to view your profile.
You will now see the information that other users can see, such as your name, image, and public playlists. To change your Spotify profile picture, select the “Change” option at the bottom of your existing (or temporary) avatar.
In the pop-up window, navigate the files from your PC or Mac and find a suitable image to use as a profile picture. The image must comply with Spotify’s terms of service, so avoid anything that is offensive or violates copyright laws.
Once you’ve found your image (and assume it’s acceptable), select it to upload it.
Once uploaded, the image in your profile will be automatically updated. It also becomes visible as an icon next to your name in the top right corner.
If you are using the Spotify client on a Windows PC and want to delete the image you previously uploaded, select “Change” again in your profile and then click the “Delete” option.
Change your Spotify profile picture on Android, iPhone or iPad
If you’re using the Spotify app on an Android, iPhone or iPad, you can also replace your profile picture with an image saved on your smartphone or tablet.
To get started, open the Spotify app on your device and log in. Once you’re signed in, tap the settings gear icon in the top right corner.
From the “Settings” menu, tap the “View Profile” option at the top.
This will take you to your public profile, where your existing image (or placeholder icon) will be visible. Tap “Edit Profile” to change your profile picture.
From the “Edit Profile” menu, tap the “Change Photo” option.
You need to find a suitable image to upload in the app while ensuring that it doesn’t violate Spotify’s guidelines for copyrighted or offensive images.
After selecting the image, you can move and position it with your finger to fill the visible circle area. When you’re done, tap the “Use Photo” option at the bottom to save the image to your profile.
To save the image, tap the “Save” option in the top right corner of the “Edit Profile” menu.
The image will be immediately visible in your profile. If you want to delete it, tap “Edit Profile” again in your profile.
From the “Edit Profile” menu, tap your photo or select the “Change Photo” option. From there, tap on the “Delete Current Photo” option from the bottom menu.
This will delete the photo and replace it with the placeholder icon. Select “Save” to confirm the change.
Once removed, you can repeat these steps to upload an alternative or leave the placeholder icon in place.