Admins: How to add photos on behalf of users

If you’re a Microsoft 365 admin, you can use the Exchange admin center or Windows PowerShell to add photos on behalf of users.

Use the Exchange admin center

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center, and then open the Exchange admin center.

    Choose the Exchange admin center.

  2. Choose your own profile photo, and then choose Another user.

    Choose your own picture, then choose Another user.

  3. Select the user you want to update, and then choose OK.
  4. Under Account, choose Edit information.
    Choose Edit information.
  5. Choose Change.
    Choose Change to browse to the photo you want to upload.
  6. Browse to the photo you want to upload, select it, and then choose Save.
    The user's picture.

Use Windows PowerShell

  • You can also use the Set-UserPhoto  PowerShell cmdlet to change a user’s photo. For example:

    Set-UserPhoto "username" -PictureData ([System.IO.File]::ReadAllBytes("C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\photo.jpg"))

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