Update Your Avatar on WordPress.com

We’ve given one among our favourite contains a increase! Now you can handle your profile picture, or avatar, proper on WordPress.com. This avatar, powered by a service known as Gravatar, is the picture that represents you on-line — a thumbnail that seems subsequent to your identify whenever you work together on blogs and web sites. With this just lately refined characteristic, you possibly can add, edit, and replace your avatar at wordpress.com/me.

Your avatar reveals up in lots of locations on WordPress.com. For instance, you’ll see it in your website subsequent to your weblog posts:

And whenever you like somebody’s submit:

Or whenever you touch upon a submit:

As you possibly can see, your avatar helps to ascertain your identification and credibility on WordPress.com — but in addition throughout the web. It’s going to additionally seem on different web sites that use Gravatar, like Stack Overflow and Hootsuite. Which means you don’t should re-upload the identical picture a number of occasions throughout the online.

How one can Replace Your Avatar

Whereas logged into your WordPress.com account, go to wordpress.com/me or click on your profile icon on the top-right nook of the display screen. You’ll see the edit display screen to your profile:

From right here, you possibly can both click on in your picture to alter it:

Animated GIF showing clicking the button to change the Gravatar

Or drag and drop a brand new picture out of your pc:

You too can edit the picture — rotate, flip, or crop — earlier than setting or altering it:

Animation showing editing image

Once you’re completely happy together with your picture, click on Change My Picture and also you’re all set!

We’ve additionally made this replace for the desktop app. When you’ve got questions, check with the Gravatars Support page or contact Support for help. We look ahead to seeing your faces across the internet!

Filed underneath: Avatars, General, Profile, WordPress.com