Office 365 - Adding a Photo to your Office 365 Profile

Adding a Photo tyour Office 365 Profile 


As an Alliant employee, you have the opportunity to choose your own image for your Office 365 profile. This image will appear in various places within the Office 365 app suite, including Outlook, Skype for Business, etc. While there is no official policy regarding the criteria that an image must adhere to, please remember that this is a professional setting and you are a representative of the University. As such, please choose an appropriate photo accordingly. An alternative to a photo is the Alliant logo. 


You can add your profile photo to Office 365 from your Home page, or while using Outlook or Skype for Business. Your photo will appear everywhere there's a profile photo box in Office 365.  

To add your profile picture to Office 365 for business while using a computer 

  1. Find a picture you want to use, and store it on your computer, OneDrive, or other location you can get to. The picture needs to be smaller than 4 MB. You can use .png.jpg, and .gif file types. 

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account at 

  1. Do one of the following 

  • ShapeFrom the Office 365 Home page, choose the profile photo box My account > Personal info > Change photo. Browse to where you photo is stored, select it, crop it as needed, and then choose Save. Close the windows.  


  • If you're in Outlook, choose the user photo box Change > Upload photo. Browse to where your photo is stored on your computer, OneDrive, or other location. Choose the photo, click Open > Save 


Does your photo appear sideways? If this happens, upload the photo at the Home page so you can rotate it.  

  • If you're in Skype for Business, choose the user photo box >Edit or Remove Picture. This takes you to Outlook. Follow the instructions above to add your picture. >  




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