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.
Hahahaha. I hope people are like, whatthe?!
How to change your user icon in Outlook 365:
- Go to: portal.office.com/account/#personalinfo
- Click “Change photo” on your icon.
- Have fun!
2 thoughts on “Creating a custom Office 365 icon”
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!
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!