The streaming service uses your profile data to recommend the most relevant films and shows they think would be perfect for you, but there’s a way you can personalise it even further.
If you share a family profile or have multiple separate profiles on one account, you can personalise the photo for your profile – letting people know exactly which one is yours and not to mess up your perfectly curated history.
Here’s how to choose a custom profile picture on Netflix.
How to change your Netflix picture
The first step is understanding how to change the profile picture.
To change the picture to one already pre-loaded on Netflix, simply go to your Netflix account in a web browser of your choice – you cannot do this on a phone or tablet app.
Once signed in, head to the upper right corner of the screen, where you’ll see your Netflix icon.
Select Manage Profiles, then click on the pencil over your icon, which will bring you to the Edit Profile section.
Here, selecting the pencil icon again, you can choose from a bunch of images, from animals to characters from some of your favourite shows.
Can you use a custom Netflix profile picture?
If you want something else not offered through Netflix’s choice of pictures, you’ll have to use a Google Chrome extension called Custom Profile Picture for Netflix.
This extension allows users to change their Netflix icon to whatever they like.
- Download and install the extension from the Chrome webstore.
- Then, go to the Manage Profiles page on Netflix
- Open Custom Profile Picture for Netflix (which should appear in your taskbar as an extension icon) which will give you the option to update all of the profiles on your Netflix account with new photos.
You can use any photo you want as long as it’s a .jpeg file, under 5MB and will fit in the shape of a square.