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Cannot change my profile picture

WhoseLineFan
Music Fan

I would like to change my profile picture but I only see Avatars. Is there a way that I can upload a profile picture from my computer?

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KDao18
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That's not the case anymore. Spotify now lets you change the profile pic without logging into Facebook. Just access your profile from the desktop app and you should see the word "Change" on your blank profile pic or the pic that is existed on there.

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KDao18
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Dude, I'm not a jacked up Spotify Employee. I'm a longtime user of Spotify and yes you can change your profile pic without FB. I use FB as a login for spotify but I have a family member who doesn't have FB and just uses a username and password to login but somehow figured out how to put in a pic without FB. You just open it via the desktop app, not their own website. Open your Spotify Profile on the desktop app, (don't open settings) you should see a section of recently played artists and playlists you've made. On the top, there should be a empty or not empty profile pic besides your username or Name from FB; click on it. It should open your Files and just click on the pic you have and open it. Then, it should appear. If you can't understand, I'll take screenshots of it step by step and submit through here.
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StarryEyedSkies
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For the people having trouble, you need to actually download the computer version of spotify (it's similar to how itunes has a limited web version and a full computer version). You should find it on the home page of spotify. It's not available on the web player.

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marvingranados
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You can change it on the latest update on the desktop version.
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MorbidRockGod
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Maybe the desktop app appears different on your computer for some reason. Mine runs Windows 10, if this helps...

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Rock Star 22
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Hey @MirandaMeade

 

At the moment, I believe the only way to change it is through the Desktop app.

 

Hope it helps. :)

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MrAdrift
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Apparently you can only do so if your spotify is linked to your facebook profile.

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Re: Cannot change my profile picture

wahoo650
Roadie

Hi, to use a picture from your computer as an avatar:

  1. Go to your profile page
  2. Scroll down to the box on the right hand side that says my images. Click the "upload an image" button.
  3. Upload the picture that you want to use as an avatar
  4. Go to "my settings" and click on avatars
  5. Click on "from uploaded images"

The picture that you want to use as an avatar should be in there. Hope this helps!

EDIT- This is how to change the avatar for the forums

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WhoseLineFan
Music Fan
Thank you so much. I was able to change my profile picture.
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krapaow
Newbie

So if i not have facebook i cant upload pictures in forum albums??? 

 

 

If i try to upload a picture i can choose a local .jpg and upload, i see the progress bar and then it say select album and i have no albums to choose/not being able to create one  to put them in.

 

Offcourse i would like to use one as my avatar.

 

what to or not to do?

 

FB is no option! i simply hate it.

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Re: Cannot change my profile picture

Peter__
Community Legend
You can't have a profile picture in the Spotify clients without connecting to Facebook I'm afraid.

You also need a particular rank on the community to change your avatar here, see this post for details:
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Newcomers-and-Contribution/Community-Ranks-How-do-they-work/m-p/1969...

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Re: Cannot change my profile picture

izzysanime
Casual Listener

ugh... thats a bit annoying.


@Peter wrote:
You can't have a profile picture in the Spotify clients without connecting to Facebook I'm afraid.

You also need a particular rank on the community to change your avatar here, see this post for details:
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Newcomers-and-Contribution/Community-Ranks-How-do-they-work/m-p/1969...

 

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RuxPlay
Newbie

I just tried, seems to be the only way to get a profile picture :/

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brookartziniega
Newbie

HEY SPOTIFY-

 

Quick note, not everyone has Facebook. But we still have FACES, you know, in real life? Can you please make it so we get a chance to have a profile picture as well? This is either a really dense oversight or an intentional way of alienating users- either way, you guys are blowing it.

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kingurl93
Newbie

No where on my page does it say ""upload image" :/

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