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Editing Your Profile Picture

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2017 06:00PM PDT
Your profile picture is the picture that appears at the top of your profile page and along with your name on any papers of which you are a co-author. 

If you create an account with Facebook or Google+, your profile photo will default to the image presented in your Google+ or Facebook page. 

There are two ways to change your profile photo. The first way you can change your profile photo is to do so from your edit profile menu. If you are not already on your profile, here's how to get there. Then, you can do this by  hovering over "Edit" and clicking "Profile Picture." 

You can also change your profile photo by clicking on your profile photo after the "Change your Profile Photo" has appeared.  

Once you select one of these options, you'll see a box appear. If you want to upload a new photo, click the green "Upload" button, and select the photo you'd like to use. Your image should be 200x200 pixels in imagine size and under 1.5MB in document size. We recommend JPG or PNG file formats, and square images work best. 

You can keep uploading new photos until you find the one you want. If you no longer want to have a profile photo, click the trash can next to your photo. 

Q: My profile photo is not uploading correctly!
A: Try re-saving your photo, or using slightly different dimensions. If you are still having trouble, feel free to contact us with the image you are trying to use as well as your profile URL.

Q: I get a "Something went wrong!" error message. 
A:  Try restarting your browser, using a different browser, or restarting your computer. If that still doesn't work, Let us know by clicking here and we'll see what further assistance we can offer. In your support request, please include your profile URL and attach the photo you're trying to add.


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