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kmendis
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Why won't Upwork let me upload a profile picture?

I have been trying for most of this morning to figure out why I can't upload a profile picture. There is a round circular icon with a plus sign which says "Add Portrait" and when I click on it, it goes to the my profile page. On that, a placeholder is shown for the photo with no way to upload a different one.

Someone please help!

 

NOTE: I just created my account and have never uploaded a photo to Upwork before.

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zoomconcepts
Community Member

When it goes to your profile page, click on the circle with the placeholder. This screen should come up:

 

edit.jpg

 

...and you should be all set.

Thanks Bojana - I could have sworn I was clicking on the placeholder before and nothing was happening but anyway, I've got it working now! 

Edit portrait on my profile in not functioning how can i proceed? The button below Choose file button is not clicable how can i add my picture then there is no paste only copy

Hi Shirly,

 

Sorry to hear that. Can you kindly try the following troubleshooting steps if you haven't done so already:

 

- Clear your regular browser's cache and cookies then try again

- Use a different browser

- Check your browser's security blocking settings of any if the Upwork pages are being blocked

- Temporarily turn off your computer's antivirus and firewall programs and try again

 

If none of these work, please get back with us with the screenshot of the error page you are getting so we can further diagnose the issue. Thank you.

- Aaron
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I can't upload my profile picture even though i tried the things you have told. It keeps loading and nothing happens. I can't find jobs without uploading a profile picture too. Please solve this problem.

Hi Uditha,

One of our team members will contact you directly and assist you with this.

~ Goran
Upwork

Thank you for your quick response. Now the problem with that is solved. Thanks again.

Hi 

I'm trying to upload a profile picture but the system wont allow me to. When I try to upload the photo, the system rotates the photograph and I think this means that the system isnt recognising it. 

 

I tried another photo, but it shows an error message that the photo must be under 5mb. The photo I'm using us 2.2mb, so I'm not sure what to do!

Hi Claire,

One of our agents will reach out to you and assist you further with this, thank you!

~ Goran
Upwork

Everytime I try to upload a picture it says "Only images can be Selected" I tried png jpeg jpg nothing works

Hi Erdi,

 

I'm sorry to hear of the trouble. Have you cleared your cache and cookies and try a different browser? Also, please resize the photo to 300x300 and make sure that it is clearly showing your face. If you are still having trouble uploading your picture, please let us know so that we can assist you further. 

 

~ Joanne
Upwork

I am having the same issue as well. Can someone help me get through?

I'm having the same exact problem. Wehn I upload my desired picture, the picture rotates and it says it can't recognize my face. 

Hi Cameron,

Can you please check if the image you're trying to upload is in .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png format and at least 250px by 250px? Also, make sure that it's a clear photo of yourself, not a long shot and your face is clearly visible. If it meets those requirements and you still can't upload it then please try clearing your cache and cookies and using a different browser to check if the problem persists.

~Nina

Hi I can't seem to be able to upload my profile pic could you please assist me.

Hi George,

 

Could you please check if the image you're trying to upload is in .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png format and at least 250px by 250px? Also, make sure that it's a clear photo of yourself, not a long shot and your face is clearly visible. If it meets those requirements and you still can't upload it then please try clearing your cache and cookies and using a different browser to check if the problem persists.

 

Thank you!

~ Bojan
Upwork

even I need assistance , when i am trying to upload my picture it isint acception , i made it png and reduced its ize too, please help me out

 

Hi Harsini,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. Could you please make sure that the image you're trying to upload is in .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png format and at least 250px by 250px?

 

If it meets the criteria above and you're still having problems, please try clearing your browserโ€™s cookies or using a different browser. If the issue still persists, could you please share the following information so that we can forward it to our team to be investigated further?

  • Browser/s used
  • Browser version
  • Machineโ€™s OS
  • Machineโ€™s OS version
  • Screengrab of the issue
  • Additional details that may help us/the team investigate your concern better

~ AJ
Upwork

Even I am getting the same issue

Hi Anchal,

 

Did you tried clearing your cache and cookies or logging in with another browser? Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Yep, I tried EVERYTHING

Hi Pavel,

 

Could you please send me a PM (click on my name) with a screenshot from your end before and after uploading your image, do you receive any errors? Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Sorry, it looks like you fix something, now it's ok i guess

Thank you for your reply

I am not able to ulpoad profile picture. It is showing select different photo continously. Please resolve the problem

Hi Jithu,

 

Could you please check if the image you're trying to upload is in .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png format and at least 250px by 250px? Also, make sure that it's a clear photo of yourself, not a long shot and your face is clearly visible. If you still can't upload it after checking that, then please try clearing your cache and cookies and using a different browser and see if the problem persists.

 

Thank you.

~ Luiggi
Upwork

I keep trying to upload a photo but keep getting an error message saying that I need to use a photo that is at least 250px by 250px or increase crop size -- I've tried using different photos, using a desktop computer vs my iphone, nothing works. Can you help?

Hi Gena,

Please try using a larger photo or you can try to use a photo editing software to increase the size of the current photo you are trying to upload as your profile pic.

The image should be .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png format and at least 250px by 250px. Also, please make sure that it's a clear photo of yourself, not a long shot and your face is clearly visible. If it meets those requirements and you still can't upload it then please try clearing your cache and cookies and using a different browser to check if the problem persists.

~Nina

Iโ€™m also having problems regarding uploading my profile photo. Could I please have somebody contact me to help with the issue.

Thanks,

Samantha.

Hi Samantha,

Yes our team will reach out to you and assist you further with this, thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Hi! I cant upload my photo in the site even if I tried a lot. Hoping you could help me with this. Thank you!

Hi Anna,

One of our team members will reach out to you shortly and assist you further with this. Thank you.

~ Jo-An

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Hello! I'm having exactly the same problem. After I uploaded my photo, the circle just keeps going and nothing is happening. I tried to clear cookies, tried to upload different photos and use different browsers. I still can't upload my photo, which it says, is necessary. Please help.

Hello Olga,

 

I have escalated your concern. One of our representatives will get in touch with you shortly. Thank you.


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I can't upload my profile picture even though i tried the things you have told. It keeps loading and nothing happens. Please solve this problem.

Hi Futurelens,

 

Someone from our team will reach out to you to assist you further. Also, please refer to the email sent to you and follow the steps mentioned on the email. Thank you!

 

~ Joanne
Upwork

I have tried to upload my photo for hours now. There is no provision for saving or uploading the photo. I have dragged it to fit screen and have clicked allover it in vain. Please help asap!

Hi Lydia,

 

One of our team members will reach out to you shortly and assist you further with this. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

I have been trying to upload my profile picture since last 3 hours and its not working. I have tried clearing the cache and using different browsers, still its not uploading. Kindly Help

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Saneea, 


Could you please make sure that your profile photo meets the following criteria. It should be a clear, headshot-style photo, that's cropped from the top of your head up to your shoulders. Make sure that your photo doesn't have sunglasses, logos, clip-art, is not a group picture, and is not digitally-altered. Here are some examples that you can use as a reference. 

If your photo meets these guidelines but you are still unable to upload it, please update this thread and attach a copy of your photo so that I can assist you further. 


~ Avery
Upwork
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