Posted by: kurtsh | May 15, 2020

HOWTO: Change the icon/ photo for a Microsoft Team

If you create a new team within Microsoft Teams, you’ll find that the icon/photo representing the new Team is simply a square with the group’s initials in it:

My team in the photo above is called “Tips” .  The team icon/photo is just a purple square with the initial, “T” in it.  Let’s change that!)

Here’s how to change the icon/photo in a Microsoft Team:

  1. Click on a channel within the Team.  Doesn’t matter which.
  2. Click on the ellipsis (The 3 dots like “…”) next to the team name.
  3. Click on “Manage Team”.
  4. HOVER over the Team icon and a tiny gray circle with a pen/pencil inside of it. 

  5. See the gray circle in the icon/photo above?  This circle only appears when you hover your mouse pointer over the purple icon/photo.  Yeah… I know. Just go with it.

  6. Click on the circle. A new dialog will appear that you’ve probably never seen before.
  7. Click on “Upload picture”.  An “Open File” dialog box will appear allowing you to select a photo for your Teams icon.

    Note: The icon should be a SQUARE. Teams will automatically scale the photo you use but it needs to be a square if you want the entire image to be represented, otherwise, if the photo is a rectangle, Teams will cut off the sides or tops of your photo.

  8. Click “Save”.


    Your logo should now be in the icon/photo for the Team. 

    Hope this helps!


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