How to remove a Twitter profile photo?

Updated: March 02, 2023
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How to remove a Twitter profile photo?
by Pavlo Mykytas
Tech Expert & Writer
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The Twitter profile photo removal process is extremely simple. You can edit your Twitter photo in the profile settings.

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Some users may want to use social media anonymously. The reason for it is usually connected to security issues. So, they are concerned that their profile picture may be compromised and used for malicious purposes. And they are not always wrong in this concern.

There are a few steps that are usually taken by those who want to stay relatively safe against malicious people:

  • Removing a Twitter profile picture.
  • Deleting personal name in the username.
  • Skipping location specification in the description, such as "San Francisco/USA".

How to remove a Twitter profile photo?

You can remove your Twitter profile photo on your PC or mobile device. In the profile settings section, you can upload a new photo if you want, or you can completely remove it by uploading an empty profile photo.

Twitter profile photo removal

To remove your profile picture from a computer, visit If you want to do this from mobile, download and install the Android or iOS Twitter app.

It is impossible to completely remove your Twitter profile picture. So you will need to upload a new photo instead. The content of the photo is not important. You can therefore solve this problem by uploading a completely black or white image. It is explained in detail below.

Twitter profile photo removal on mobile

How to remove a Twitter profile photo?
  1. Log in to your Twitter account from the Twitter mobile app.
  2. Tap on your profile photo in the top left corner. Tap on your profile photo again from the drop-down menu.
  3. Once in your profile, tap the "Edit profile" button at the bottom right of your cover photo.
  4. Tap the plus sign above the Twitter profile photo. If you want to change your Twitter profile picture at this stage, upload a new photo. If you want it to appear blank, tap the "Take a photo" button and place your finger on the camera. Then save a black image. By setting a black profile picture, you will remove your Twitter profile photo.
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Twitter profile photo removal on the computer

How to remove a Twitter profile photo?
  1. Log in to your Twitter account on the Twitter website.
  2. Switch to your profile from the right menu. Then tap the "Edit profile" button in the bottom right corner of your cover photo.
  3. In the "Edit profile" window, tap the plus icon above your Twitter profile photo.
  4. At this stage, you can remove the Twitter profile photo, create a black 400x400 image in paint and upload it with "Choose file". In the same way, you can upload a different profile picture by changing the profile picture.

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