The following steps will change the profile picture that appears in Outlook, Skype and elsewhere for an Office 365 user.

GUI Method

The last time I attempted this it did not work in Firefox for some reason, I ended up using the Edge browser.

  • Logon to the “Exchange admin center” as an administrator
  • In the upper right select your profile picture and then select “Another user” from the drop down

Office 365 Change Account Picture

  • Find the user you wish to modify and click OK.
  • Click the “Mail” link in the top right
  • Click the users account picture in the top right, and then click change.

Office 365 Change Account Picture

  • Select “Upload photo” and browse to the desired picture
  • Click Save

PowerShell Method

Alternatively you can use PowerShell.

Connecting to Office 365

$UserCredential = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $Session

Setting the User Photo

Change the name and picture path as needed.

Set-UserPhoto “John Smith” -PictureData ([System.IO.File]::ReadAllBytes(“C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\JohnSmith.jpg”))