Changing the Profile Photo in Viber for Android, Windows Phone, and iOS

People are always changing their profile photos, no matter which social network or mobile service they use, and so it’s safe to assume that doing so is a common practice among Viber users as well.

Depending on the version you’re using, changing your profile photo is a slightly different process. Unfortunately, as of this writing, users of Viber’s new desktop apps cannot change their profile photos yet, but this ability is granted to all mobile versions.

Depending on the version you’re using, changing your profile photo is a slightly different process.

The process on iOS is rather simple, but you must have at least version 2.2 of the Viber app installed in order to be able to go through the process. Most of you should already have this version or later versions, so the feature will work. Simply tap on the More tab to access your profile settings. You’ll see an option to Add your photo at the top. Tap this option to be taken to your device’s photo gallery. Once you’ve chosen your photo, you’ll be able to crop the photo to the appearance you would like. Then all you have to do is tap Save to finalize your changes.

For Windows Phone, again you must have at least version 2.2 of the app installed. Start by tapping on the three dots at the very bottom of the screen to bring up the app’s menu. From there, choose Settings. From there, as shown above, you’ll see “You (YOUR NAME)” displayed next to a thumbnail of your profile picture if you’ve previously added one. Tap on this option, and then tap on your profile photo to select and crop the photo of your choice from your phone, Facebook, or SkyDrive gallery.

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Android users have a process that is very similar to that of Windows Phone users. From your Viber home screen (assuming you have the most recent version of Viber installed), press the menu button on your device, then select More options. You’ll see either your current profile picture or a default thumbnail right below a “You” heading. Tap on this photo and you’ll be given an option to take a new picture, select a photo from the gallery, or remove the photo if you have one in place. You’ll be able to crop it once you’ve selected your photo of choice.

In all of the versions, if you would like to change your profile photo again (and you will), you can simply repeat the same steps described herein. If you have any other questions you’d like to have answered on TruTower, please don’t hesitate to post in the comments or contact us and we’ll be happy to oblige!

  • nick

    hi! i change my profile photo via my android phone,done a restart but my profile photo in viber desktop didn’t change even though i reinstall it!

    • Viber

      Hi Nick,

      Please restart your Android device as well as your computer. The new photo should sync.

  • mahda

    How can i delet my profile pics in others devices???i mean the user images of me

    • Viber

      Hi Mahda,

      Public profile photos are saved to certain devices as a data-saving feature. This saves your phone from having to download the profile photos every time you enter the Viber application.

      There is no way to delete the images off of others’ devices, as the public images are saved to the phone.

  • Kesha Ralina

    I have 4.3.3 version. I can’t change my picture. Can someone help me please? It would be really help full.

    • Viber

      Hi Kesha,

      You can update your profile photo by doing the following:
      1. Open Viber
      2. Choose the More Options menu
      3. At the top of the screen,you will see your current photo (if you do not have a photo, you will see an avatar). Tap that photo to add a new photo.

      • mc

        Where the hell is this “More Options” menu? You guys should never have an issue with basic data. I tried to install viber on another phone and your fine software deleted my photo without my authorization. What is it that your techies are doing??? Playing cards??? Please hire software engineers that know what they are doing since clearly issues such as that noted should absolutely never happen. NO EXCUSE!

  • Gabriella

    I changed my profile picture on viber, but my friends can’t see any photo… what should I do?

    • Viber

      Hi Gabriella,

      We will need to get more information from you about this. Please open a support ticket here: so that we can look into it.

  • Kattie

    Hi viber, Can I ask why I have changed profile picture but my friends cannot see the new picture but keep seeing the old picture that I updated several months ago. Pls help :(

    • Viber

      We cannot provide you with a solution unless we get more information from you. Please open a support ticket here: for assistance.

  • MJ

    Hi is there a way to add profile picture in viber without cropping the picture from gallery?

  • Syed Hannan Zakir Sherazi

    So there is no option to remove the profile picture? what if someone wants to?

  • shima

    it is so embarrassing that I cannot choose a photo through my lab version of viber :-(
    will viber add these facility to this version?

  • VanN

    How can I block some people not seeing me on Viber anymore?

    • Viber

      There is no way to prevent users from seeing you as a Viber contact – if your phone number is saved in their contact list, they can see that you have Viber.

      If someone is bothering you via Viber, you can enable the block feature, preventing them from contacting you. Please read here: for information about the block feature.

  • VanN

    How to block profile photo from people on the block list? so they can’t see my photo

    • Viber


      There is no option to block public profile photos from being viewed.

      Any users that you block will still be able to view your profile photo. You can find more information about how the block feature works by reading here: