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How To Change Your Profile Image and Display Name for iMessage in iOS 13 «iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks



With popular messaging apps, such as WhatsApp and Skype, you've been able to set a profile picture and display name for some time, making it easier for family members and colleagues to see. Apple has finally picked up on this fad in iOS 13 so you can set a profile photo in iMessage to quickly see who's notifying you at a glance.

With the latest iOS, you can not only set photos as profile pictures, but also offers you the ability to use custom Memojis and Animojis for more variety. Along with the ability to set a display name, the app's new features help make you stand out even more from your contacts. These new features will work regardless of your iPhone model, as long as iOS 1

3 is supported.

Step 1: Access the iMessage profile settings

There are two ways to access the options for your profile picture and name in iMessage – either through the Settings app or in the News app itself. [19659005] Select "News" for the setting method and then "Share name and photo".

  • To set a profile in messages, tap the new skip button (•••) at the top of the conversation view, and then choose Edit Name and Photo from the action sheet shown below.
  • In the Settings app (left) and in Messages itself (right).

    Step 2: Change your iMessage display name

    Regardless of the method you chose above, you can now change your name. It should already be the name associated with your Apple ID. However, you can change the first and last names by deleting the content and entering the desired nickname instead. Note that you do not need to fill in both fields so you can only have a first or last name. You can also leave the name alone if you want to display the name already displayed.

    Step 3: Change Your iMessage Profile Image

    Tap the image labeled "Edit" next to your name to change your profile image. From there, you have several options to choose from:

    If you set a new or old photo for your profile, you can tap on it, just as you did when editing the old photo that was there to get the Edit Color option to apply vibrant filters. When you set an animoji or memoji, you can tap to bring up Edit Color and change the background sound. When you're done, click Done on the top right corner to save your profile picture. If you are not satisfied, you can always return with "Cancel".

    Modify a profile picture from the Settings app.

    Step 4: Share your iMessage display name and profile photo

    If you changed both your display name and picture, you must tap the toggle next to "Share name and photo" to enable it it is not already activated. By default, it is disabled. Also, in section Auto-Sharing select how to automatically split your image and name.

    By default, Everyone is selected so that all users with iMessage see your profile information. If you only want to share it with people in your contacts list, check "Contacts only." The third option, "Always Ask," displays a permission prompt in the thread of each conversation, where you can select "Share" or press (x) to hide it. Press Done to finish the settings when done.

    While Your Display Image Remains in the Messages App itself applied in all areas so that it appears in other apps like Settings and the App Store where your avatar is displayed.

    Cover Picture, Screenshots and GIFs by Amboy Manalo / Gadget Hacks

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