How to Change Profile Picture to Show on ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a great AI companion for all your needs. From research to coding, ChatGPT can deliver it.

If you want to add some personal touch to the AI-powered chatbot, you can change your profile picture. This way, you can see your name and picture on the chat bubbles, improving your experience.

Join me as I show you how you can change your profile picture on ChatGPT.

Creating A Gravatar Account

ChatGPT uses SSO (Single Sign-On), which allows users to log in to the platform using their email address. 

As a result, ChatGPT can fetch the existing profile picture on your email address and use it on your profile. However, there’s no option to change your profile picture within the platform, leaving you stuck with whatever you have during sign-up. 

Luckily, you can use Gravatar to change your profile picture on ChatGPT. Gravatar is a popular web service that lets you create a profile and associate avatar images with your email address. 

Here’s how you can create a Gravatar account: 

  1. First, head to Gravatar’s website using any browser. 
  2. After that, click on Create Your Gravatar
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  1. Now, fill up the registration form and provide your email address, username, and password. Keep in mind that you need to use the same email address you have used for ChatGPT. 
  2. Once done, click on Create An Account
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Follow the initial setup and other prompts to complete the process. Now, you should have a Gravatar account that you can use to change your ChatGPT profile picture. 

Generating An Avatar

After creating an account, it’s time to make an avatar associated with your email address. Do take note that the avatar will also appear on other platforms where you have used your email to sign up. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. On the main page, click on My Gravatars in the top menu bar. 
  2. Next, pick an email you want to modify. 
  3. Look for the Add a New Image section and click on Choose File
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  1. Pick an image you want to use.
  2. Adjust the image and make the necessary changes to your avatar. 
  3. Click on Crop Image to finalize your avatar. 
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Don’t forget to set a rating for your avatar. This way, websites will know if your avatar is appropriate for their platform. 

  • G – your avatar is suitable for display on all websites with any audience type. 
  • PG – your avatar may contain provocatively dressed individuals, mild violence, swear words, or rude gestures. 
  • Rated R – your avatar may contain violence, nudity, drug abuse, or profanity. 
  • Rated X – your avatar contains hardcore sexual imagery, disturbing violence, and extreme drug use. 

Once done, wait for a few hours for the changes to reflect on your ChatGPT account. 

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Changing Profile Picture on OpenAI Account

If you spend a lot of time on OpenAI’s community page, you might want to change your profile picture there as well to improve your profile’s appeal. 


Please take note that changing profile picture here doesn’t change the profile picture that appears on ChatGPT. So if you still wish to change the profile picture on ChatGPT, follow the steps in the above section.

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. On your browser, visit OpenAI’s community page and log in to your account. 
  2. Now, click on your Profile icon in the upper right corner. 
  3. Click on the Preferences tab and click on Preferences again. 
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  1. Under Profile Picture, click the Edit icon
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  1. From there, you can choose to upload an image or use the Gravatar you’ve created. 

Once done, hit Save Changes and wait for the changes to take effect. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to change my profile picture on ChatGPT?

As of this writing, there’s no option to change your profile picture on ChatGPT. Luckily, you can use Gravatar to create an avatar that you can associate with your email address. This way, ChatGPT can grab that avatar and use it in your conversations.

Sign up for a Gravatar account (use the same email as your ChatGPT account), upload a photo you want to use, and wait for the changes to take effect on your ChatGPT account.

My Gravatar is not working. What Should I Do? 

If you have just created your Gravatar account, it can take up to 24 hours before your new avatar appears on ChatGPT. However, it is also possible that you’ve used a different email address. Make sure that the email address for your Gravatar account is the same as your ChatGPT account. 

Why Does ChatGPT Automatically Have My Profile Picture?

If you’ve used the SSO (Single Sign-On) feature during account creation, ChatGPT will automatically use the profile picture you have on your email address. It will also automatically detect if you have a Gravatar account setup and use the avatar you’ve created. 

That wraps up our guide on how to change your profile picture to show it on your ChatGPT profile. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to respond. 

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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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