How to associate a photo with a contact on Android

It is possible to add a photo to a contact card on your Android smartphone. Thus, the photo of your contact is displayed on a message bubble or when he calls you. A practical way to identify yourself other than via names and to make the interface more pleasant, here is how to configure this.


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The contact sheets of our smartphones have become very complete and allow us to add a lot of information in addition to the traditional name and phone number. You can enter the email address, postal address, the company, its social networks, and especially a photo of the contact in question.

Allowing for even better identification of a person who is trying to contact us, we can easily add them to a file that we are creating or already existing on Android. Whether it's for a friend, colleague or loved one, here's how.

Add a photo to a contact card on Android

The manipulation is carried out from the Google Contacts application on Android 10, but it remains similar on third-party applications such as on smartphones with a manufacturer interface such as with Samsung or Huawei.

Start by opening your application contacts and open the card to which you want to add a photo.

To modify the file, click on Edit contact. You can add all kinds of information to the card, but what interests us here is the option to add a photo available by tapping the icon with a camera at the top of the card. You can then either directly take a photo of the contact, or select one from your gallery.

If you choose to take one from your gallery, the app will display your photos stored on the smartphone. Select the one of your choice to resize it in square format.

Then return to the page to modify the file entirely, add other information if you wish, then click on Save. And now, your contact now has their own photo.

In messaging or calling applications, this photo will appear next to its name in place of the generic image set by default on Android, which is much more pleasant and practical.

If your contacts are synchronized with your Google account, the file will be modified directly in the cloud and you can then enjoy it on all paired devices.

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