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How to put or change the profile picture on your YouTube channel on Android

First of all, you should know that your YouTube channel and user account is associated with a Google account. Therefore, the management that you do in the different characteristics of this account will be reflected in your applications, including YouTube.

Bearing this in mind, the first method that we will use to change the profile photo on our YouTube channel will be entering the Google account management from the YouTube mobile application from your Android mobile.

Change the profile photo of your YouTube channel from the mobile application

Person holding a mobile in hand with the settings page of a Google account


The first step is to enter the YouTube mobile application on your Android phone. Inside it, in the upper right part of the screen, press the icon with your profile photo. And in the drop-down menu select “Your channel”.

In the new screen that appears, next to the profile photo of your channel and its name, you can see an icon in the shape of a nut. Press this icon that will take you to the channel configuration screen . Then, at the top right, press the “More” icon (3 dots) and select the “Help and comments” option.

At the top of the screen is the “Describe the problem” search bar. Inside it, write “manage the channel icon”. Different results will appear on the screen, select the first option that appears. This will take you to an article that explains what is related to the topic.

Within the article, several links will appear with blue text. The link that interests us is the one that says “Google Account Settings”, press it and wait for the web page to load. In it, you can change all the characteristics of your Google account and these changes will be reflected on your YouTube channel.

Press the icon of your profile picture, framed in a circle. This will allow you to change the photo, uploading a new photo from the camera or from your mobile storage. Select the photo, save the changes and voila! Now when you update the YouTube application you will see how your profile picture has changed.

Modify the profile photo of the channel through the YouTube Studio app


Another way to put or change the profile picture on your YouTube channel from your Android mobile is using the YouTube Studio application. This app is specifically designed to manage everything related to your YouTube account, so you can also change the description of the channel , replace the cover photo, view the statistics and the number of subscribers of your channel  and much more.

Youtube Studio application main menu

After installing the application, enter it and in the menu on the left side of the screen you will have access to many functions that will allow you to manage your YouTube channel. Go to the configuration option and from there you can enter the management of Google accounts as we explained previously.

But also, on the upper right side of the screen, by pressing the circle that frames your profile photo, you will have the option to change the photo in a simple way. You can choose to select a photo within your cell phone storage or take a photo with your mobile camera.

Customize the profile photo of your channel in an original way and in a few steps following the instructions that we have just given you. Remember that the profile and cover photo of your channel are significant elements for the users of this platform and are part of the recipe for your videos to be successful on YouTube .

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