Instagram logo

Got a new look and want to show it off to your Instagram followers? You’re in luck. Instagram makes it easy to change your profile picture, and we’ll show you how to do it on both the Instagram site and the mobile app.

Change Your Instagram Profile Picture in the Mobile App

On your iPhone or Android phone, use the Instagram app to update your profile picture.

To start, first, launch the Instagram app on your phone. In the app, from the bar at the bottom, select the profile icon (which is the last icon in that row).

You will reach your profile screen. Here, beneath your profile details, tap the “Edit Profile” option.

Tap "Edit Profile" on the profile page in the Instagram app.

On the “Edit Profile” page, beneath your current profile picture, tap “Change Profile Photo.”

Tap "Change Profile Photo" on the "Edit Profile" page in the Instagram app.

From the bottom of your app, Instagram will open a “Change Profile Photo” menu.

If you want to replace your profile picture with a picture saved on your phone, tap “New Profile Photo” in the menu. To add a photo from your Facebook profile, tap “Import from Facebook.”

Tip: Use the “Remove Profile Photo” option if you simply want to delete the current picture from your Instagram profile.

We’ll choose the “New Profile Photo” option.

Select an option from the "Change Profile Photo" menu in the Instagram app.

Instagram will open your phone’s gallery. Here, select the photo that you’d like to make your profile picture on Instagram. When you select a photo, the app will display editing options.

Optionally, edit your photo.

Then, at the top-right corner of the edit screen, tap the right-arrow icon.

Edit the profile picture in the Instagram app.

Instagram will take you to your profile page, and you will see your new profile picture there. You’re all set.

To make things even more interesting, consider changing the fonts for your Instagram profile.

Change Your Instagram Profile Picture on Desktop

On a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the Instagram site to change your profile picture.

To start, launch a web browser on your computer and access the Instagram site. Log in to your account if you aren’t already.

On the Instagram site, from the top-right corner, select your profile icon.

From the menu that opens after clicking your profile icon, select “Settings.”

Select "Settings" from the profile menu on the Instagram site.

On the settings page, from the sidebar on the left, choose “Edit Profile.”

Choose "Edit Profile" on the settings page of the Instagram site.

On the right pane, under your Instagram username, click “Change Profile Photo.”

In the “Change Profile Photo” prompt that opens, select “Upload Photo.”

Select "Upload Photo" in the "Change Profile Photo" prompt on the Instagram site.

Your computer’s standard “open file” window will open. In this window, navigate to the folder that has your new picture and select the picture.

Select a new Instagram profile picture.

And instantly, Instagram will add your newly selected picture to your profile. Now, sit back, relax, and let the feedback for your new picture come in!

Do you want to make Instagram-like circle photos on your devices? There’s a way to do that with Adobe Photoshop.

RELATED: How to Crop an Image into a Circle in Photoshop

Profile Photo for Mahesh Makvana Mahesh Makvana
Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who specializes in writing how-to guides. He has been writing tech tutorials for over a decade now. He’s written for some of the prominent tech sites including MakeUseOf, MakeTechEasier, and Online Tech Tips.
Read Full Bio »