Microsoft uses your name’s initials as the profile picture in Microsoft Teams. But you can change the name and profile picture at any time. Once you change the photo, you might not like it later for personal or privacy reasons. This is where the idea of completely removing the image comes in. This article will help you remove Microsoft Teams profile picture on Android, iPhone, iPad, and desktop.
The profile picture appears next to your name in chats and video calls when your video is turned off. Unfortunately, some users don’t see the Delete Image option. This article will offer you the direct and indirect methods to remove profile picture from Microsoft Teams on mobile and PC.
Let’s get started.
How to remove Microsoft Teams profile picture from desktop and web
Step 1: Open the Microsoft Teams app on your computer or the Teams web app from any browser. Sign into your account.
2nd step: Click on the profile picture icon at the top. A menu will open. Click Edit Profile.
Step 3: You will see the Delete Image option. Click on it and hit the Save button.
To note: If the profile picture continues to appear for your account, you should remove it from the Microsoft account profile settings as instructed at the end of the post.
How to remove a profile picture from Microsoft Teams on Android, iPhone, and iPad
Step 1: Open the Teams app on your mobile or tablet.
2nd step: On Android, tap the three bar icon at the top, then tap your name.
On iPhone and iPad, tap the profile photo icon at the top. Then tap on your name.
Step 3: Tap Edit Present next to the picture. You will get the Delete Image option from the menu. Tap on it.
To note: If you don’t see the Delete Image option, don’t worry. You can delete the image using the desktop or web version of Microsoft Teams. We covered the steps to remove the desktop / web image above.
How to remove a profile picture on mobile using the web version of Microsoft Teams
If you have a computer handy, you can follow the steps mentioned above to delete the profile picture. But if you don’t have one, you can also use your mobile. However, the steps are not straightforward.
If you open the web version of Microsoft Teams from a mobile or tablet, you’ll be prompted to download the Microsoft Teams app. To bypass the restriction, you will need to convert and view the Microsoft Teams webpage in desktop mode. Let’s see how to do this on Chrome and Safari browsers.
Step 1: Open the Chrome or Safari browser on your Android, iPhone, or iPad.
2nd step: Type teams.microsoft.com and press Enter. Sign in with your Microsoft account. If you are accessing the Microsoft Teams screen, skip to step 6. You can also follow step 3.
Step 3: You will see a page asking you to download the Microsoft Teams app. If you’re using Chrome, tap the three-dot icon at the top of the browser and select Desktop site.
If you are using Safari browser, tap the “aA” icon at the top. Select Request Desktop Site from the menu.
Step 4: Refresh the page. If nothing happens, refresh again until you see a new screen that says “Use the web app instead.” Tap on it.
Step 5: You will be redirected to the Microsoft Teams page. Select the required team if you are part of more than one team.
Step 6: With the Microsoft Teams web app open, tap the profile picture icon and select Edit Profile from the menu.
Step 7: Tap Delete Image from the pop-up menu that appears and tap the Save button.
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How to remove the profile picture from a Microsoft account
If none of the above-mentioned methods helps you remove the profile photo, you should try removing the photo from your Microsoft account directly. However, this will remove the photo from all Microsoft products.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open account.microsoft.com on your computer and sign in with your account credentials.
Advice: You can also open the web page from a mobile browser. Request the desktop site if the mobile site is not functioning properly.
2nd step: Click on your name at the top or click on the option Your information.
Step 3: You will reach the profile screen. Click Change Image.
Step 4: On the next screen, click the Remove button.
Last updated on March 15, 2021
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