You can upload an avatar to represent yourself on all of Fandom's communities. It will appear in several locations and gives users another way to identify themselves to others.



Uploading avatar

After selecting the image to use as your new avatar!

To upload an avatar for your profile while on desktop:

  1. Save your chosen image to your computer (if not there already).
  2. Go to your user page.
  3. Mouse over your current avatar, then click the "Edit avatar" link that appears.
  4. Press the "Choose file" button and choose your image.
  5. Observe the preview of your avatar and decide if that's how you want it.
  6. Click the "Save, I'm Done" button to save your avatar.

Fandom app

Fandom app editing profile

When editing a profile in the app, the blue camera icon allows you to change your avatar.

To upload an avatar for your profile using the Fandom app:

  1. Save your chosen image to your device (if not there already).
  2. Go to your user profile via the profile button on the right in the bottom bar.
  3. Tap the pencil icon on the top right part of the screen.
  4. Tap the camera icon next to your current avatar and choose your image.
  5. Crop or select the area of your image you want to be seen.
  6. Tap the check mark on the top right corner of the screen.
  7. Then, tap "Save" on the top right corner to save your avatar.


  • Your image must be a JPEG, PNG, or GIF, and it must be less than 500kb in size. It's best that the image is 150x150 pixels or larger. GIF image files (and animated PNGs) do not animate.
    • Of course, 500kb is pretty small. Most phone cameras by default take images that are much, much larger. If you want to use an image you've taken on your phone, you'll likely have to run it through an image editor or a compressor to lower its size.
  • After you upload your new avatar, you can switch back to one of the default ones by clicking on one of them and hitting "Save, I'm Done". (Note: after doing this, switching to a custom avatar will require a new upload.)
  • Changing avatars is known to cause problems on mobile devices. If you cannot change it, use a computer or contact Fandom.
    • You currently can't use Safari for iOS to upload an avatar. But there are plenty of other ways for you to use your iOS device to upload avatars. You can use another iOS browser like Firefox or Chrome. Or you can use the Fandom app or one of our community apps to change your avatar.

Avatar locations

Your avatar will show up:

Choose your avatar wisely!

See also

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