When you create a new user account in Windows, it will automatically set an account picture. Generally, the default user account picture is a simple wireframe style user icon. If you are using your Microsoft account to log in, then Windows 10 will pull the user account picture from your Microsoft account and displays it the user account picture in the PC. The good thing is, you can quite easily change the default account picture to your own photo or any other image in Windows 10.
The account picture will be displayed in various places in Windows 10. Those places include in the start menu, on the lock screen, in the settings app, and in the control panel.
Unlike in the previous versions of Windows where you are able to change user account picture from Control Panel, Microsoft removed the options to do that from the Control Panel in Windows 10. As most of you know, since Windows 10, Microsoft is slowly moving away from the old Control Panel or new PC settings app which provides a more polished, organized, and touch-friendly user interface. So, in order to modify the account picture, you need to access the settings app.
Change Account Picture in Windows 10
1. Open PC settings app with the keyboard shortcut Win + I.
2. Click on the "Accounts" option on the main page.
3. Select "Your Info" on the left panel. On the right-panel, you will see your current or default user account picture.
4. To change user account picture, click on the "Browse for one" under "Create your picture". If you want to take a picture with your webcam, click on the "Camera" button.
5. In the Browse window, go to the folder where you saved your photo, select it and click on the "Open" button. If you chose the "Camera" option earlier, your web camera will launch where you can take a picture.
6. Windows 10 will automatically set the selected photo as your account picture.
Helpfully, Windows 10 will show up to two of your previous pictures right next to your current user account image. This is quite helpful as you can select the previous one with a single click if you don't like the newly set user account picture.
The new account picture will appear everywhere in your Windows 10 machine, like in the start menu, lock screen, settings app, official MS apps, etc.
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