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.

Viber, Viber for WP, Viber WP8

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!

  • mary

    how can the profile picture in symbian phones be changed?

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Hi Mary,

      Symbian phones do not support the ability to upload profile pictures.

  • BijaN-R

    How change profile photo in desktop version ?

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Hi there,

      Profile pictures can only be updated on your phone. It will then sync over to Viber for Desktop.

  • Raha

    Hi! I got my Viber updated into 4.2.0 but now I cannot change my profile pic anymore! Whenever I click on my photo there is no option to change or remove my photo. The options are either to edit my name or to import from facebook. Would you tell me how I can change my profile pic in the new version of viber then?

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Hello,

      Under the two options that you mentioned, you should see “Take new picture,” “Select new from Gallery” and “Remove photo.” You will need to scroll down to find these options.

      If that doesn’t help, please try restarting your phone.

  • Vivi

    I use Viber on a tab, and everytime I want to change my picture Viber send me the “force close” notification. I honestly hope that its a fixable problem, because I hope I wont have to uninstall it, I have important messages there. I did save them, but still, after all, I hope I wont have to uninstall it.
    Please tell me if you can help me somehow, thank you. :)

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Hi Vivi,

      We don’t want you to uninstall either :)

      We will need more information from you, so please open a support ticket here: http://bit.ly/1aOwGy2

      Please include the description that you provided above, including the following information:

      1. Does this happen over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi? Over multiple internet connections?
      2. A screenshot of the notification that you are receiving
      3. Have you recently updated your tablet’s operating system?
      4. When did this notification start occurring? Did you install any other applications around the same time you started getting this notification?

      Thanks!

  • mad@@@

    HI..
    i am using viber 4.3.0.. Profile pictures of contacts are not getting updated as & when the contacts change their photos.. i dont want to re-install app, coz i will lose my message history.. kindly suggest

  • mad@@@

    HI..
    i am using viber 4.3.0.. Profile pictures of contacts are not getting updated as & when the contacts change their photos.. i dont want to re-install app, coz i will lose my message history.. kindly suggest

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Hello,

      Please try restarting your phone in order to update contacts’ photos.

      If you would like to back up your message history, you can learn how to do so here: http://bit.ly/1jty40T

  • qqruzic

    sooo when my phone is broken.. i cant chage profile picture on computer using viber?

  • qqruzic

    sooo when my phone is broken.. i cant chage profile picture on computer using viber?

    • http://www.viber.com/ Viber

      Hi,

      That is correct. Profile pictures can only be changed on mobile devices.

      You will need to wait until your phone is fixed in order to update your profile picture.