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  1. JetpackDinosaur's Avatar
    So now with ICS, there's a picture of the person you're texting next to each of their messages. This is pretty neat, but since I'm OCD I want a contact picture for myself to pop up next to my messages as well. But there is none, and when I tap my contact image (which is just a grayed out generic icon), it says the contact doesn't exist.

    Anyone else have this problem? Is this just the way it is?
    07-07-2012 01:27 PM
  2. Firefyter's Avatar
    I'm on a Sprint Galaxy Nexus, and it brought my profile pic over from Google plus.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus
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    07-07-2012 01:48 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    I'm on a Sprint Galaxy Nexus, and it brought my profile pic over from Google plus.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus
    I'm on DROID Bionic with ICS and it did the same thing.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    07-07-2012 01:50 PM
  4. JetpackDinosaur's Avatar
    Ahh yeah that did it. That's a little confusing since it automatically uses Facebook photos as default for other contacts.

    Oh well, thanks guys
    07-07-2012 05:00 PM
  5. HMBgal's Avatar
    I made a contact for myself, followed the directions to make a profile, did a long press on the grayed-out contact picture and the pop-up menu asked if I wanted to take a picture or get one from my gallery. Done, and now my picture comes up with everyone else's in my texting stream.
    07-08-2012 06:35 PM
  6. xpsu2002x's Avatar
    I am not sure if you were able to figure this out...i just got the update today. I noticed that my contacts that have photos were coming up in text messages, but i didnt have a picture (like you said, not like anyone else sees it).

    I just figured out - go to your home screen and click the contacts icon or the "people" icon. under the people tab there will be your contacts, in case of emergency and it will say "me". if you go in there, just add yourself to the contacts....

    i hope this helped...
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    07-19-2012 03:20 PM
  7. kgk1985's Avatar
    Yea, under People (contacts) it has yourself as the first contact. Edit and add a picture. That bugged me as well

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    07-26-2012 04:32 AM
  8. Jean1 Jelly Bean's Avatar
    hi,

    I'm new to android and I would like to know what tweak you use to display the contact picture of the person you're texting next to each of their messages?

    Thnx.
    11-01-2012 01:01 AM
  9. kgk1985's Avatar
    hi,

    I'm new to android and I would like to know what tweak you use to display the contact picture of the person you're texting next to each of their messages?

    Thnx.
    You have to set a picture for them in their contact file under "people"

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    11-01-2012 03:18 AM
  10. Silversprite306's Avatar
    I can set a photo from the gallery, but I wanted it to use my FB profile pic, is there any way to do that?
    11-30-2012 04:09 PM
  11. Jonathan Blycker's Avatar
    I'm also on a DRIOD Bionic with ICS and mine also is doing the same dumb thing. Argh!!!
    12-03-2012 03:27 PM
  12. Dave Donald's Avatar
    Absolutely. The other suggestions did not work but yours was perfect. Thanks.
    12-17-2012 04:38 PM
  13. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I just figured out - go to your home screen and click the contacts icon or the "people" icon. under the people tab there will be your contacts, in case of emergency and it will say "me". if you go in there, just add yourself to the contacts....

    i hope this helped...
    This ^^ worked, for me!
    02-13-2013 04:34 PM
  14. Dragonslayer2065's Avatar
    I have the same prob, I have added my pic to my name, profile and any number I might have, still greyed out.
    03-24-2013 06:31 PM
  15. Dragonslayer2065's Avatar
    got it, it took it me a while. You have to go into your phone and look under people/contacts. Find the name listed under your google acct. It should have your google name right at the beginning of your contacts under emergency. Then you have to tap it, it will get bigger, then you have to edit it with the menu key at the bottom of your phone. Then tap the empty space where your pic is suppose to be, then a screen will pop up saying take a photo or get one from the gallery. WOW!

    If you still have a problem, then add yourself as a contact like Pablo said, then follow my steps.
    03-24-2013 06:53 PM
  16. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Are you using the stock text messaging app or another, like Handcent? The instructions above should get it working on the stock. I know on Handcent you have to create a profile (from the Handcent home screen swipe left or right to the Handcent Services screen), then insert your pic on your profile.
    03-24-2013 06:55 PM
  17. mama31636's Avatar
    Create a contact entry for yourself, including the pic you want to show, then that picture will show up in your texting thread!
    03-26-2013 08:25 PM
  18. bpoll83's Avatar
    I'm on verizon galaxy nexus and wondering why it auto chooses your google + pic for texts and not really anything else. Can I change the contact info pic for texts without changing my google + pic? Or Can I disable the auto carryover?
    06-30-2013 09:18 AM
  19. Harry Britton's Avatar
    Hi! This worked for me! Im my "people" (contacts), my profile was the first entry and empty.
    Thanks!
    06-05-2014 12:14 PM
  20. shanda palmer's Avatar
    So now with ICS, there's a picture of the person you're texting next to each of their messages. This is pretty neat, but since I'm OCD I want a contact picture for myself to pop up next to my messages as well. But there is none, and when I tap my contact image (which is just a grayed out generic icon), it says the contact doesn't exist.

    Anyone else have this problem? Is this just the way it is?
    02-16-2016 11:03 PM
  21. Tammy Fuentes's Avatar
    I was having the same problem with my Note 5 and after searching the internet for several hours without results I decided to go to Samsung.com and get on chat with a representative. He set up my personal profile in my contacts in a pinch. I recommend you go there. After asking you to install the Samsung Tutor app from Google Play they'll talk you through it step by step. When you're done just unstall the app and your good to go. Hope this helps.
    03-25-2016 04:28 PM
  22. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I was having the same problem with my Note 5 and after searching the internet for several hours without results I decided to go to Samsung.com and get on chat with a representative. He set up my personal profile in my contacts in a pinch. I recommend you go there. After asking you to install the Samsung Tutor app from Google Play they'll talk you through it step by step. When you're done just unstall the app and your good to go. Hope this helps.
    I highly doubt Samsung will help people with a Droid Razr.
    03-25-2016 09:11 PM
  23. Frances Waugh's Avatar
    So now with ICS, there's a picture of the person you're texting next to each of their messages. This is pretty neat, but since I'm OCD I want a contact picture for myself to pop up next to my messages as well. But there is none, and when I tap my contact image (which is just a grayed out generic icon), it says the contact doesn't exist.

    Anyone else have this problem? Is this just the way it is?
    07-21-2016 10:07 PM
  24. oscar hernandez10's Avatar
    So now with ICS, there's a picture of the person you're texting next to each of their messages. This is pretty neat, but since I'm OCD I want a contact picture for myself to pop up next to my messages as well. But there is none, and when I tap my contact image (which is just a grayed out generic icon), it says the contact doesn't exist.

    Anyone else have this problem? Is this just the way it is?
    07-25-2016 04:05 AM
  25. oscar hernandez10's Avatar
    I like to have a foto for my self in TeX massg
    07-25-2016 04:10 AM
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