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How do you set a profile photo

declantmdeclantm Posts: 15
NerveGear
Hi,
I am wondering how to set a profile photo? I am able to create an avatar without any problems but I'm not able to create a profile photo.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  • FieldOfVisionFieldOfVision Posts: 201 Oculus Start Member
    The profile picture you see in your Oculus Go is the profile picture from your Oculus account that you logged in with. You can change it on the Oculus website here. Click on you profile name at the top of this page, and then hover over your profile image and click Change Picture.

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  • declantmdeclantm Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    Thanks for the reply. I went to the Oculus.com website and clicked on the icon in the top right corner and then i clicked on My Profile. I couldn't find a profile image on that webpage.

    I then did the same thing on this forums website and changed the profile picture but it hasn't changed the profile picture on my Oculus Go. Maybe I need to wait a while before it propagates through the network.


  • declantmdeclantm Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    Perfect, that worked :)
    Thanks folks for all your replies.
  • desivdesiv Posts: 133
    Art3mis
    edited May 2018
    declantm said:
    Perfect, that worked :)
    Just for clarification...
    Which solution proposed worked?  ;-)

    Ah!  I think I see it.  It was the Rift app install option.
    It threw me off because the messages showed up out of order (I am assuming because they were "accepted answers" and popped to the top.). 

    Thanx!
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,738 Volunteer Moderator
    desiv said:
    declantm said:
    Perfect, that worked :)
    Just for clarification...
    Which solution proposed worked?  ;-)

    Ah!  I think I see it.  It was the Rift app install option.
    It threw me off because the messages showed up out of order (I am assuming because they were "accepted answers" and popped to the top.). 

    Thanx!
    Yes, Accepted Answers float to the top so they are easier to find :)
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Right now, the only way to change the avatar image is through the Oculus Windows app, or the Gear VR app. Currently the website and Oculus Go companion app do not have this feature. However, we are looking into it for the future. Thanks.
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  • rxwotrxwot Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Any update on being able to change profile photo from the Oculus app or website?  Spent way too long looking for this feature to realize it can only be done from Gear VR app or 4GB Oculus Windows application...  the Gear VR app is no longer listed in app store or Samsung apps and I'm not about to download 4GB to add a photo to my account.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    We are still looking into this, but right now the Oculus desktop app is the only way. The Gear VR Oculus app was never in the Play Store, it is only available when docking your Samsung phone into a Gear VR.
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  • BrainloginBrainlogin Posts: 57
    Hiro Protagonist
    Ha! This is funny because I set my profile pic to something about a year ago when it was still possible (I never had the desktop app), but I see rules have now changed and I can't set it any more from either my Oculus dashboard or the mobile app.
  • HomeKrewHomeKrew Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    edited September 2018
    It’s now mid September and we STILL cannot do this! What’s up with that? Seriously? As a retired Microsoft programmer can you please explain to me why this cannot be done? This for all intents and purposes should be straightforward and not time-expensive. It’s easy to spot GO users because they all have Blank Pics! Until you can figure all that out, can you at least REMOVE the Annoying Blank Pic Icon stuck to my Avatars chest? Please!!
  • TopGun-TopGun- Posts: 1
    NerveGear

    Oct 4th 2018 STILL NO SOLUTION??

    I don’t want to use my personal FB PHOTO for my GAMER profile photo   Geesh  

    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to us here at Oculus Support.

    At this time, there does not appear to be an option to edit your profile photo on the Oculus Go, the Oculus app on your phone, or through the website.

    It's possible that this feature will be added in the future, so I would recommend you keep trying the app, and keep an eye on our blog. Sometimes when features are implemented, we post about it on the blog, which you can view by clicking here.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Respectfully,

    Jayce
    Oculus Support

  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,738 Volunteer Moderator
    TopGun- said:

    Oct 4th 2018 STILL NO SOLUTION??

    I don’t want to use my personal FB PHOTO for my GAMER profile photo   Geesh  

    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to us here at Oculus Support.

    At this time, there does not appear to be an option to edit your profile photo on the Oculus Go, the Oculus app on your phone, or through the website.

    It's possible that this feature will be added in the future, so I would recommend you keep trying the app, and keep an eye on our blog. Sometimes when features are implemented, we post about it on the blog, which you can view by clicking here.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Respectfully,

    Jayce
    Oculus Support


     You can do it by downloading the Oculus Rift setup app, install the software (skip the hardware setup portion) then change it from there.
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  • Darchangel3Darchangel3 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Uhm yeah.  I have a Mac desktop.
  • BrainloginBrainlogin Posts: 57
    Hiro Protagonist
    I agree this is a joke. It doesn’t sound like a challenging UI dev task to fix this especially because it was possible in the past. Yet it’s been more than a year and no fix. 
  • mrphilipjoelmrphilipjoel Posts: 3
    NerveGear

     You can do it by downloading the Oculus Rift setup app, install the software (skip the hardware setup portion) then change it from there.
    You can't even install the Rift app if you don't have the proper PC hardware requirements. I have a Windows PC, and it won't even let me install the app.
  • FloatingZackFloatingZack Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Hmm...I guess add me to the list of people who are scratching their heads as to why it isn't possible to have a profile pic if you're a Mac/iOS user (unless you're linking to Facebook and using that profile pic).  If there's a good explanation as to why adding this function is not as easy as it seems like it should be, they don't seem to be coming forward with it. Now that I've tried to figure out how to do it and found out it's simply not allowed, I'm pretty annoyed and frustrated.
  • nat42nat42 Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    I have a Windows PC (that will be far from the Rift software requirements... if it wasn't I might've bought a Rift instead of a Go) and a Android phone (but not Samsung/GearVR compatible), really this is an issue for most Oculus Go users I presume?

    I don't have a blank avatar, Oculus took mine from Facebook without asking me, and being a very private person that doesn't want my IRL face on reviews and in VR I do not like this one bit. It feels like a betrayal of trust in my having provided details to Oculus.
  • berickphilipberickphilip Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    This is pretty pathetic really
  • StrwBeriStrwBeri Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Glad I stumbled across this thread. I have been going nuts trying to figure this out. It makes zero sense that I cannot change my photo from what it was years ago when I had Samsung Gear! At least I figured out how to get my real name  off of public view. LOL Come on guys...its just a photo change. Why would this be hard to fix? 
  • anthonshanthonsh Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    This is really dumb. 
  • HomeKrewHomeKrew Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    The REALLY retarded thing is that THIS POST has my profile picture! Yet, somehow, they cannot use said profile picture, that is Posted RIGHT HERE, in my OCULUS ACCOUNT, to finally populate that damn annoying EMPTY/BLANK/BLACK Profile Pic frame right next to my Quest/Go Avatar!!!
    This is not hard to fix! This is not M Theory or Quantum Mechanics calculations where we have to account for the extra dimensions before we can populate the profile picture into the correct universe, along with the proper current time/space/dimension of the empty picture field that is located in a database on an Oculus server, in some remote server farm where the EXACT SAME profile pic is STORED for ALL of your OTHER various account profiles that are ALL owned by the same MEGA WORLD CONGLOMERATE CORPORATION.
    I KNOW it ain’t hard because I am a Programmer/App Dev that started working at Microsoft back in 1988 when there were only 6000 of us there and I was just 20 years old.
    The issue here is simply a matter of LAZINESS. Someone has been given this simple fix to do, but they have misplaced the Work Request file created for it, and they have also let it slip from their feeble mind and forgotten about it. It is buried somewhere outta sight and outta mind. It WILL one day be found. It will be found by a group of people who specialize in Data Forensics. This forensics group will be digging into the failures and breakup of OCULUS to try and reverse engineer what things caused, and were at play, during the last years of the companies decline and eventual closure and bankruptcy. A future financial expert will one day write a book about the rise and fall of Oculus, and the whole fiasco of the missing profile pics will take up an ENTIRE CHAPTER as the insidious ‘little straw’ that, "Broke the Camels Back".
  • benjammin.carltonbenjammin.carlton Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Right now, the only way to change the avatar image is through the Oculus Windows app, or the Gear VR app. Currently the website and Oculus Go companion app do not have this feature. However, we are looking into it for the future. Thanks.

  • benjammin.carltonbenjammin.carlton Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Still no option to change profile pic via Oculus Go headset or companion app? In June 2019?? 
  • HomeKrewHomeKrew Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Yeah, I saw this post from Cybereality when I first looked into this issue... When I first received my Go Headset on initial release. A year later, I now have a Quest headset, and it is exactly the SAME issue STILL!!
    It worries me that a simple issue like this would go unresolved for so long. Especially since it is a customer facing issue that people will constantly be confronted with. It’s these simple issues that aren’t big system stopping bugs, but, since they are constantly in view by the user they are like a mosquito constantly buzzing around you that you can’t get rid of. This little bug isn’t going to kill you outright but it is a constant annoyance that infects your full enjoyment of everything else you do. Relationships end because people constantly hold in the little issues and don’t fix them. These little issues build up and build up in the subconscious until they become huge, take over everything, and end the relationship.
    The psychology of what I’m saying is probably apparent from my writing above, but the key takeaway as to how it relates to programming software is this; It’s the little annoyances that users have to directly deal with, and constantly see, that have the biggest effect on customer satisfaction. They eat away at their viewpoint and satisfaction with the product as a whole. These "little things" actually have the Largest Effect on overall satisfaction. It is because of this "psychology" that a company would do well to squash any of theses, little annoying bugs, especially customer facing ones, as a priority. Sadly, a company that does not have this concept as a core operating programming ethic tend to let these "little" type bugs always take a backseat to any "larger projects". It doesn’t do a lot to constantly work on upgrades for a product when the things that really annoy customers are never dealt with. Seeing the little things never fixed not only leaves a bad taste in people’s mouths, it also makes them question the abilities and the priorities of the programmers and the company. Customers will begin, accurately or not, to believe that a company cares only about money and the bottom line, and not their customers satisfaction. Companies and Products live and die by the customers happiness over time. Therefore, if all it takes to make customers statistically happier with there experience, the product, and your company, is to kill some little bugs while their STILL small... then so be it.
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