Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services around. Millions of users binge-watch their favorite shows and movies every day. One of the most helpful features of Netflix is the ability to create up to five different profiles so you do not interfere with each other’s watching history.

Custom profile picture for netflix

However, you cannot natively set up a custom Netflix profile picture, only use the default templates. Therefore, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between different profiles. And the last thing you want is to be in someone’s way while enjoying the latest episode of Stranger Things.

But what if I told you that you could actually set a custom profile picture for Netflix? Or even set GIF as your Netflix profile picture? Sounds exciting, right? Well, get ready, because we are going to tell you how to do just that.

How to add a Custom Profile Picture on Netflix?

Before we take a detailed look at how to set up a custom Netflix profile picture, let us first understand how to add a custom profile to Netflix.

  1. Launch your preferred web browser on your PC/Mac and log in to Netflix.com
  2. Once you are logged in, you will see a bunch of profiles with different names underneath them.
  3. To add your custom profile, click on the + icon.
  4. Now, simply fill in your profile details, and you are good to go.

Set a Custom Profile Picture for Netflix using Google Chrome

Unfortunately, Netflix does not allow you to set a custom profile picture, and you are forced to choose one from the pre-made templates. But do not worry; you can still set your own Netflix profile picture using an extension. So what are you waiting for? Let us take a look at it.

  1. Launch Google Chrome on your PC and navigate to the following link to download Netflix icon changer extension.
  2. Here, add the Custom Netflix Profile extension to your browser.
    custom Netflix profile picture extension
  3. After that, visit Netflix.com and log in with your credentials.
  4. Once you see all the Netflix profiles, click on the extension icon towards the upper right corner of the screen and select the Netflix Custom Profile extension.
  5. Now, select your profile from the drop-down list and set a custom profile picture per your preferences.
  6. Boom, you should now have a custom profile picture on Netflix.
Note that you can see the custom profile photo only on the device that uses Google Chrome with the extension installed. Your profile picture remains unchanged on other devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

How to change Netflix Profile Picture across all devices on PC/Mac

If you do not feel like creating your own profile picture, you can simply choose one from Netflix’s preloaded templates, and the best part is that it gets updated across all your Netflix devices. Let us take a look.

  1. Launch your preferred web browser on your PC/Mac and log in to Netflix.com
  2. Once you are logged in, you will see a bunch of profiles with different names underneath them.
  3. Here, select the manage profiles option, and click on the pencil icon on your preferred profile.
  4. After that, again hit the pencil icon on top of your profile and pick one image from the whole host of options, and boom, it will now update that profile image across all your devices flawlessly.
    Default profile photos Netflix

How to change Netflix Profile Picture across all devices on Android/iOS

If you do not have access to a PC and still want to change your Netflix profile picture, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Netflix application on your Android/iOS device and log in with your credentials.
  2. Once you are logged in, you will see a bunch of profiles with different names underneath them.
  3. Here, select the pencil icon in the upper-right corner of your screen, and once again, click on the pencil icon on top of your profile.
  4. After that, simply pick one image from the whole host of options, and boom, it will now update that profile image across all your devices flawlessly.

Set a Custom Profile Picture for Netflix Effortlessly

With the steps mentioned in this article, you should easily be able to set up a custom Netflix profile picture on your laptop/ PC. Let us know in the comments below if you have successfully set up a custom Netflix profile picture and how your friends have reacted to it.

FAQs

Yes, if you uninstall the extension, the custom photo will no longer be visible in your Netflix profile. However, you can easily reinstall the extension on your PC and set up a new Netflix custom profile picture.

Unfortunately, so far there is no way to set a custom Netflix profile picture on a smartphone, and you have to use your PC /Mac for the same. However, if we find a way in the future, we will update the article accordingly.

Yes, you can easily set up a GIF as a custom Netflix profile picture by following the steps outlined in this article. However, the resolution will suffer; therefore, we recommend using a static image instead of a GIF.

Netflix does not allow its users to watch Netflix with friends but do not worry, there are a number of third-party methods you can use to watch your favorite shows with friends. In fact, we already have a detailed guide on how to watch Netflix with friends seamlessly.

In order to change your icon picture (profile picture) on Netflix, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to netflix.com on your web browser
  2. Select the Manage Profiles option by clicking the pencil icon on your profile
  3. Pick one image from the whole host of options. Hit save.

Boom! Your Netflix profile picture is now updated!

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