Creating a custom Office 365 icon

Office 365 default icons
In Office 365 email, everyone has a default icon with their initials inside a circle. The icon is so boring that it makes you want to add a photo. However, nobody changes their icon. Everyone keeps the default icon. To use your photo makes you seem rather narcissistic. “Here’s a photo of me!”

I have a desire to personalize my icon. To be more subtle, I slightly customized my default icon with my initials MM. Since the Cubs recently won the World series for the first time in 108 years, I made mine Cubs-themed.

I took a screenshot of my default icon, and then added the World Series trophy and the letter C.

My Cubs World Series themed Office 365 icon

Hahahaha. I hope people are like, whatthe?!

How to change your user icon in Outlook 365:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click “Change photo” on your icon.
  3. Have fun!

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2 thoughts on “Creating a custom Office 365 icon”

  1. It’s so weird how Office 365 flips the initials around. So yours would appear as MB. Makes me glad I have the same first and last initial. MM either way!

  2. Any idea how to change it back to the boring, two-initial, colored circle? I changed mine to a smiley face image in the circle, but now need to change it back and can’t find a way to do so! If I click, “upload a new photo,” there is no option to delete the image and go back to a circle. HELP!

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