Changing your profile photo in Microsoft Outlook 2013

Our internal IT guy upgraded my computer to Microsoft Office 2013. Although I was looking forward to this upgrade, the switch has been a little challenging for me (one of the only non-technical people at Convergence). I don’t need super computer powers. I just need basic word processing, publishing, html and photo editing capabilities. But it seems like things that used to be simple now take twice as many steps in Office 2013.

Despite these headaches, I have learned about some Office 2013 features that I’ll be sharing over the coming weeks to help anyone dealing with the same questions I encountered. This was my first question…

How do I update my profile picture in Outlook 2013?

When I logged into my new Outlook account, I quickly noticed there was a photo attached to my emails. That’s cool, except it was an old headshot, and I didn’t know how to change it. Luckily it’s pretty easy:

  • Go to your Outlook contacts (now labeled “People”).
  • Select Business Card view from the menu at the top of the page (see photo below).
  • Click on your own business card.
  • Click on your photo to the right of your name and company information.
  • Select the new photo you would like to use, and click OK.

Alternatively, you can click on your name in the People section, look under the “View Source” category and click on Outlook (highlighted below). The editing field will open up, and from there you can click on your image to change it.

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