How to Change Your Group Chat Photo in GroupMe App

GroupMe is a popular group messaging app that makes it easy to stay in touch with groups of people. One fun feature of GroupMe is the ability to set a custom group chat photo. This photo appears at the top of your group chat and helps give your chat some personality.

Changing your GroupMe group photo is easy to do right from the app. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to change your group chat photo in GroupMe.

Why Change Your GroupMe Photo?

Here are some great reasons to change up your chat photo in GroupMe:

  • Make your chat more fun and lively: Choosing a silly, memorable photo can bring some energy and humor to your ongoing group conversations.
  • Mark special occasions: Change your photo to celebrate birthdays, holidays, trips and other events with your group.
  • Refresh the look: If you’ve had the same photo for a while, changing it periodically keeps things feeling fresh.
  • Suit the conversation: As the theme of your chat’s conversations changes over time, update the photo to match.

How to Change Group Chat Photo on Android

Changing your group chat photo using the Android app only takes a few taps:

  1. Open GroupMe and enter the group chat whose picture you want to change.
  2. Tap the current chat picture. This expands it on the screen.
  3. Tap the 3-dot menu icon in the bottom right and select Change Group Avatar.
  4. Choose a new picture. You can take a new photo with your camera or select a photo from your phone’s gallery.
  5. Tap “Use Photo” once you’ve selected or taken a picture. This will set it as the new chat photo.

That’s all there is to it! The new picture will now appear anytime members open the group chat.

Troubleshooting GroupMe Photo Change on Android

If changing your group picture on Android isn’t working, here are some things to try:

  • Make sure GroupMe has permission to access your phone’s photos
  • Check your internet connection
  • Force quit and relaunch the GroupMe app
  • Update GroupMe to the latest version

How to Change Group Chat Photo on iPhone

The process works very similarly using iOS:

  1. Open the GroupMe app and enter the group chat whose picture you want to update.
  2. Tap the current chat picture at the top of the screen to expand it.
  3. Tap the name of the group chat at the top of the screen.
  4. Select “Change Group Avatar” from the menu.
  5. Choose a new photo from your camera roll or take a new one with your camera.
  6. Tap “Use Photo” once you’ve picked or taken a new picture.

That’s it! Now when you and other members open the chat, you’ll see the fresh new group photo.

Troubleshooting GroupMe Photo Change on iPhone

If you can’t get your new GroupMe chat picture to update on iPhone, try these tips:

  • Confirm GroupMe has access to your photos
  • Check your WiFi or cellular data connectivity
  • Force close the app and restart it
  • Update to the latest version of GroupMe

How to Change Group Chat Photo on Desktop

Don’t have the GroupMe app handy? You can also change your group chat picture right from the desktop website:

  1. Go to and log into your account.
  2. Select the group chat whose picture you want to change.
  3. Click the current chat picture, then click Change Avatar from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click “Upload Photo” and select a new picture from your computer.
  5. Click Open once you’ve picked a new photo. This will upload it as the new chat picture.

Now when members view the chat from mobile or desktop, your new group photo will be visible.

Tips for Picking a Good Group Chat Photo

When choosing a new photo for your GroupMe group chat, keep these tips in mind:

  • Make sure the image is high resolution so it looks clean and not pixelated or blurry.
  • Pick a vertical photo since the chat picture is a square crop. Horizontal images may get awkwardly cropped.
  • Choose a photo that fits your chat and its members. Inside jokes make great chat photos!
  • Consider bright colors that stand out against the white background of chat screens.
  • Avoid text-heavy images which can look cluttered and busy at small sizes.
  • Consider reactions before picking an inappropriate or vulgar photo!

Customizing Other Parts of Your Chat

In addition to changing your group chat photo, you can customize other aspects of your chats too:

  • Chat name: Tap the current name at the top of the chat to change it.
  • Nicknames: Tap your profile icon from the chat to set or change your nickname seen by other members.
  • Chat colors: Open your chat settings on mobile or desktop to set different color themes.

So once you’ve got your new chat picture set, consider tweaking these other options to fully customize your GroupMe group chats!