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How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Zoom is a rather powerful video-conferencing app that’s seen a surge in downloads in 2020. The app has a bunch of features that are suited to just about everyone from regular everyday people to large-scale enterprises.

The app also gives users control over their privacy in a bunch of reasons. A lot of people prefer having their cameras or microphones off until they’re needed. 

Usually, when you stop your webcam, your Zoom name takes up its place instead. In this article, we’re going to talk about how to replace your Zoom name with a picture instead. 

In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can replace your Zoom video with a picture.

Also read: How to get gallery view on Zoom?


How to change Zoom video to picture on the PC app?

The process is rather easy, all you need to do is set up a proper profile picture. After that, every time you disable your video, your profile picture will take its place.

Step 1: Open up Zoom and click on your existing profile picture in the top-right. From the menu that opens, click on My Profile.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Step 2: You’ll be taken to the Zoom web dashboard. Under your current profile picture, which will just be your initials if you haven’t set one up yet, click Change.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Step 3: The Change Picture window will open. Click on the Upload button and open up the image you want to set as your profile picture.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Now every time you disable your video in a Zoom meeting, this profile picture will be shown instead. 

Changing your profile picture in a meeting

In case you’re already inside a meeting, you can also quickly change or set a picture using these steps.

Step 1: Right-click on your name in the Zoom meeting. From the context menu that shows up, click on Edit Profile Picture. 

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Step 2: Click on Change Picture select the picture you want.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Step 3: Adjust the picture to your liking and click Save.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Now your profile picture will take up your video’s space. 

Also readWhat all can a Zoom host see when you screen share?


How to change video to picture in the Zoom mobile app?

If you’re on the Zoom phone app, the process is similar to what it is on the PC app. Just follow along.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?
  • Open the Zoom app and tap on Settings in the bottom right.
  • Tap on your account.
  • Tap on your profile picture.
How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?
  • Tap on Choose Photo and select the photo you want. You can also tap on Take Photo if you’d like to take one and use.
  • Make any adjustments if you need to and tap on Done.
  • Tap on Save and you’re good to go. 

And that’s all, now every time you disable your video, your picture will take its place.


How to delete your Zoom profile picture?

In case you’re looking to go back and remove your profile picture, you’re going to have to resort to using the Zoom web interface.

Step 1: Open up Zoom and click on your existing profile picture in the top-right. From the menu that opens, click on My Profile.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Step 2: You’ll be taken to the Zoom web dashboard. Under your current profile picture, which will just be your initials if you haven’t set one up yet, click Delete.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Also read: How to turn off my Camera on Zoom?


How to view someone else’s Zoom profile picture?

If you’re looking to see what profile pictures other are using, you’re going to have to disable their video. Note that you can only do this if you’re the host of the meeting. 

Simply right-click on a video feed in Zoom and click Stop VIdeo. Their video will now be replaced with whatever profile picture they’re using  You will have to give them permission to restart their video feed so keep that in mind. 


Hide non-video participants in Zoom

If you’re not keen on looking at pictures instead of people, all you need to do is right-click inside the meeting and click on Hide Non-video Participants.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Doing so will hide everyone in the meeting who doesn’t have their cameras enabled. 

How to unhide participants?

In case you’re looking to undo this change, here’s how.

Step 1: Click on the view button in the top right.

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Step 2: Click on Show non-video participants. 

How to show a profile picture in Zoom instead of video?

Also read: How to find Zoom Meeting password on PC and Mobile?

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