Office 365 Profile Picture Not Displayed Inside SharePoint Online Webparts

From time to time you may notice that SharePoint Online does not display updated user photos in webparts.

You may see or experience something like this:

  • Profile picture displayed in Office 365 Suite Bar: Yes
  • Profile picture displayed in Office Delve: Yes
  • Profile picture displayed in Outlook on the Web: Yes
  • Profile picture displayed in Microsoft Teams: Yes
  • Profile picture displayed in SharePoint People Web Part on a Modern SharePoint Page or trying to load user profile through custom web part on a classic SharePoint Page: No

There is a simple solution to this. Navigate to this URL in your SharePoint tenant:

  • https://[tenant name here]-my.sharepoint.com/User%20Photos/Forms/Thumbnails.aspx?RootFolder=%2FUser%20Photos%2FProfile%20Pictures

This list stores three photos for each user in your Office 365 tenant.

How to browse your profile picture location in SharePoint

The photos have the following naming convention and dimension requirements:

  • username_tenantname_tld_SThumb.jpg: 42px x 42px
  • username_tenantname_tld_MThumb.jpg: 78px x 78px
  • username_tenantname_tld_LThumb.jpg: 300px x 300px

If my username was ryanclark, my tenant name was mrsp1, my TLD (top-level domain) was .com (could be .net, .org, .co, etc.), then we’d have the following:

  • ryan.clark_mrsp1_com_SThumb.jpg
  • ryan.clark_mrsp1_com_MThumb.jpg
  • ryan.clark_mrsp1_com_LThumb.jpg

Save (and possibly overwrite) the three images in the user photos library and you should be good to go. You will have to do a hard refresh and/or clear your cache to see the results on the front-end.

If you have any questions, reach out to me at anytime.

About Ryan

Ryan also known as Mr. SharePoint has helped many companies create new and transform existing SharePoint portals on Microsoft 365.

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