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Initials as display picture

zacunderattack
Listener

So I wanted to be cool and changed my display picture to my own picture, but the whole point of a camera off is for me not to be seen. So I am trying to get my initials back in the display picture block and can no longer find that option. Anybody provide any guidance as to how this can be accomplished? 

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Bri
Zoom Moderator
Zoom Moderator

Hi @zacunderattack! If you log into the Zoom web portal and click Profile, you can delete the photo by clicking it and selecting Delete

 

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201363203-Customizing-your-profile

Unfortunately, that works only till you log out. Next time you log-in, Zoom will attempt to restore your picture, and if none in the zoom profile, it will pull one from your google profile. And if you'd like to have your initials, as I do,  you need to delete the picture again. And again. And again.

It would be nice to have an option to use either a picture, or initials/monogram in the Zoom profile.

ZoomTestKitchen
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

I believe that you are starting or joining a meeting, then updating your profile. Doing this does not permanently save your changes, as it assumes your just wanted to make changes for that meeting only.

 

Instead, go to Zoom.us and log into your account, go to your profile, make the changes that you desire, and these changes will stay as set for all meetings forward.


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Jeff Widgren | Host of Zoom Test Kitchen

Kind of. "Deleting picture"/"Using initials" persists throughout the meetings - till you closed zoom. Next time you start the app, the picture is back. Somewhere in Help, I find that if no picture available in the Zoom profile, zoom automatically selecting photo from the Google profile. How to have intials by default is the original question of this thread, as I understand it.

ZoomTestKitchen
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

As stated by Bri, deleting your profile picture will put your Display Name initials next to your name in the participant's list. I'm not sure from your message if you are trying to get your initials on your video output, or not, but that area will always display your "Display Name" from your profile. If you were to set your "Display Name" to a set of initials that could do the trick.


Jeff Widgren
#ZoomTestKitchen

Jeff Widgren | Host of Zoom Test Kitchen