How to add a TikTok profile picture

Carlos Bravo
16 September, 2021

The profile photo on your TikTok account helps users of the platform recognize your account at a glance.

It is the first impression they will have of you, so you need to take care of the profile picture the same way you do with the content you share on TikTok. 

This article will show you how to add an image to your profile, change it, and the size you should use.

TikTok Profile picture: how to add it

Do you have everything ready to add your profile image or video on TikTok?

Don’t worry. You just need to have a TikTok account. If you don’t know how, first check out this article to create one.

If you already have one, let’s get started!

TikTok Profile Picture Size

Before adding a profile image or video to your TikTok account for the first time, you must consider the dimensions that the platform allows.

Profile picture size: TikTok recommends that the image is at least 100 x 100 pixels.

Video duration size: at least 6 seconds and size of 1080 x 1920.

Now you are ready to follow these steps:

1 Go to your TikTok profile

Open the app, log in with your account and go to ‘Me’. You have this button at the bottom right when entering TikTok.

2 Tap on Edit Profile

Click on Edit profile. You can find the button under the number of followers and following.

3 Choose your TikTok profile picture or video

Do you want a photo for your profile, or do you prefer a video? In this case, TikTok lets you choose one of the two multimedia elements.

4 Save the changes

If you have already chosen an image, now you can edit it before selecting which area you want to display in your profile photo. Since the profile picture is round, you can zoom the image in or out.

Congratulations, your new profile picture on your TikTok account is ready to shine. 

How to change the TikTok profile picture?

If it has been a while since you chose a photo or video for your TikTok profile, you can change it anytime you want.

Simply follow the same steps we have shown you and upload the new image from your mobile device.

Some recommendations for your TikTok profile

Do you have questions about what type of profile picture or video to choose for your account?

These tips can help you:

✅ Easy to identify

Ideally, the photo or video on your profile should be easy to identify.

This way, if they look for you on the platform, they will recognize you at the moment, even if other accounts have similar names to yours. 

✅ It represents your brand.

If you have a personal brand or a business, we recommend that you bet on a logo or GIF representing your company.

✅ Use the same or a similar image as other social channels.

If you have other social channels, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter, you can take advantage of the same profile picture for TikTok.

In this way, it is easy for users to associate the image of your TikTok account with your brand since you have used it for the rest of your social profiles.

Have you started creating content for TikTok?
This guide is perfect for you to get started on this platform: The TikTok Marketing Guide.

Remember to measure your performance on TikTok and schedule content through Metricool. If you don’t have an account, it’s time to create one!

Carlos Bravo


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