How can I set my profile picture?

In Threema, you can set a profile picture that represents you in your chat partners’ contact lists. You can fully control who is allowed to see your profile picture. Set a profile picture as follows:

  • Android
    • Open the “My Profile” tab
    • Tap the arrow next to your Threema ID
    • Tap the avatar icon (or the current profile picture if one is already set)
    • Choose between “Take photo” and “Select from gallery”
    • Crop the image you have selected, and confirm by tapping “Save image”
    • To choose who is allowed to see your profile picture, tap “Release profile picture to”

  • iOS
    • Navigate to the “My Profile” tab, and tap on the avatar icon (or the current profile picture if one is already set)
    • Tap “Pick image” (or tap the current profile picture if one is already set), and select an existing picture, or snap a photo
    • Crop the image, and confirm by tapping “Choose”
    • To choose who is allowed to see your profile picture, tap “Release profile picture to”

For privacy reasons, profile pictures are not stored on a server, they are transmitted between users upon message exchange and are end-to-end encrypted.

The next time you send someone a message, your profile picture will be transmitted automatically (provided your settings allow it). Alternatively, you can transmit your profile picture manually to a contact by tapping “Send profile picture now” in the contact’s detail view.

If a contact has disabled profile pictures, your profile picture will not be displayed in their contact list and chat overview.