iMessage Profile Pic

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Gryz, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
    I can't seem to change my profile picture in iMessage to any personal pics of myself. I go to "change my picture" and it gives me the option of taking a pic of myself with the cam, using a preloaded avatar like a zebra, or selecting a pic. I go to my desktop where I have a JPEG of myself, double click, and it does nothing....
  2. macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
    You should be able to do as follows:

    Messages > Change my picture > Other and then select the pic wherever it is.

    another option would be

    Messages > Change my picture > Recents and then just drag your picture to to that window with your recent pics
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
  4. macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I was having the same issue as well. The last method worked for me too.
  5. macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2011
  6. macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    This is great. Was having an issue where a profile picture would appear on the iPad and was even properly set for my Contact Card but could not get it to appear in iMessage. The last option solved the issue!
  7. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    What about it syncing with your own contacts, so when you update your own number it updates the imessage image for mac?
  8. macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    iMessage Profile Pic

    I have done that, however, periodically it changes from the pic I've chosen back to the soccer ball which was the default pic. Any thoughts?

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