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How to Change Steam Profile Picture

Changing Steam profile pictures is not a tough job. By default, Steam provides a static list of Avatars, including game characters, memes, anime characters, and other popular characters from shows. However, you can also upload your own pictures too. You can then, set it as profile picture. In addition, you can change your profile picture settings to private or public according to your preference. So, if you want to change Steam profile picture to your own or from given Avatars, then this article will guide you to do the same.


How to Change Your Steam Profile Picture

How to Change Steam Profile Picture/Avatar

Steam is one of the most famous and well-known gaming software. It allows the users to download games and provides various chat options to communicate with other users. So, people love to change their profile pictures to show others who they are.

As per Steam Community Discussions Forum, the ideal Steam profile picture/avatar size is 184 X 184 pixels.

There are two methods to change Steam profile picture as discussed below.

Method 1: Through Steam Web Version

You can change Steam profile picture from Steam website using any of the various options available there.

Option 1: Change to Available Avatar

You can choose your desired Avatar from the available default list, as follows:

1. Go to the Steam website in your web browser.

2. Enter your Steam account name and Password to Sign in.


sign in to steam from browser

3. Click on your profile image at the top right corner of the screen.


click on the profile avatar at the top left corner of the steam homepage in browser

4. Click Edit Profile button, as depicted.


click on Edit profile button in Steam profile page in browser

5. Click Avatar in the left pane, as shown.


click on Avatar menu in the Steam profile edit page on Browser

6. Click See All to view all the available avatars. Scroll through the list and select an Avatar.


click on See All button in Steam Profile avatar page on browser

7. Click Save, as shown.


select an avatar and click on Save button in Steam Avatar page on browser

8. The said Avatar will be resized automatically and used as your profile picture.

Also Read: Fix Steam Image Failed to Upload

Option 2: Upload New Avatar

Apart from default avatars, you can set your favorite image as Steam profile picture. Follow the below steps to do so:

1. Launch Steam in your web browser and click on the Profile image.

2. Then, click Edit Profile > Avatar as instructed in Method 1.

3. Click Upload your avatar, as shown below.


click on upload your avatar in Steam Avatar page on browser

4. Select the Desired image from the device storage.

5. Crop the image as required and click Save button shown highlighted.


upload your avatar and click on Save button in Steam upload your avatar page on browser

Also Read: How to Uninstall Steam Games

Option 3: Add Animated Avatar

Steam never bores you with static profile pictures. Thus, it allows you to change your profile picture to an animated avatar as well. Cool, right?

1. Open Steam in your web browser and Sign in to your account.

2. Here, click on the STORE option.


click on the Store menu in Steam homepage on browser

3. Then, click the Points Shop option shown highlighted below.


click on Points Shop button in the Steam Store page on browser

4. Click Avatar under PROFILE ITEMS category in the left pane.


click on Avatar menu in the Points Shop page on Steam browser

5. Click on See All option to view all the available animated avatars.


click on See All option besides All Animated Avatars section in Steam Avatar Points Shop page on browser

6. Scroll through the list and select the Desired Animated Avatar.


select one animated avatar from the list in Steam Avatar Points Shop page on browser

7. Use your Steam points to buy and use that avatar as your profile image.

Also Read: How to Change Microsoft Teams Profile Avatar

Method 2: Through Steam PC Client

Alternatively, you can also change your Steam profiles pictures through the Steam app.

Option 1: Change to Available Avatar

You can also change the profile picture to an available avatar through the Steam Client app on PC.

1. Launch the Steam app on your PC.

2. Click on your Profile image at the top right corner of the screen.


click on the profile image in steam app

3. Select the View my profile option, as shown below.


click on view my profile option in the Steam app

4. Then, click on the Edit Profile option.


click on Edit Profile button in Profile menu at Steam app

5. Now, select the Avatar menu in the left pane.


select Avatar in the edit profile menu in Steam app

6. Click on the See All button to view all the available avatars. Scroll through the list and select an avatar.


click on See All button in the Avatar menu on Steam app

7. Finally, click on Save button, shown highlighted.


choose an avatar and click on Save button in Steam app

Also Read: How to Uninstall Steam Games

Option 2: Upload New Avatar

Additionally, Steam desktop client allows us to change profile picture into your favorite image.

1. Launch Steam app and click on profile image.

2. Then, click View my profile > Edit Profile > Avatar as instructed earlier.

3. Click on the Upload your avatar button, shown highlighted.


click on Upload your avatar button in Steam app

4. Select the Desired image from your device storage.

5. Crop the image, if required and click Save.


adjust image size and click on Save button in the Steam app

Also Read: How to Add Microsoft Games to Steam

Option 3: Add Animated Avatar

Moreover, here’s how to change your Steam profile picture by adding an animated avatar in the Steam desktop client:

1. Open Steam app and navigate to STORE tab, as shown.


go to Store menu in Steam app

2. Then, go to the Points Shop.


click on the Points Shop in the Store menu at the Steam app

3. Here, click on Avatar menu.


click on the Avatar option in the Points Shop menu at Steam app

4. Click on See All option, as depicted.


click on See All option in the Avatar Points shop menu at Steam app

5. Select an Snimated avatar of your choice and encash Steam points to use it.


select an animated avatar in avatar points shop menu on the Steam app

Also Read: How to Backup Steam Games

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. How can I check if my profile picture is changed or not?

Ans. Once you have changed Steam profile picture, it will be updated immediately. If you did not see the changes, then wait for some time. You can also check by logging into your Steam client app or opening a new chat window.

Q2. Is there any limitation to the number of times to change Steam profile pictures?

Ans. No, there is no restriction to the number of times you can change your Steam profile picture.

Q3. How to remove the current Steam profile image?

Ans. Unfortunately, you cannot completely remove the profile picture. Instead, you can only replace it with an available avatar or your desired image.

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We hope that this guide will help you to change Steam profile picture or avatar. Drop your queries and suggestions in the comment section below.

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