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    Default Contact Photo for Self in Text Messages?

    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?
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    I'm on a Sprint Galaxy Nexus, and it brought my profile pic over from Google plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefyter View Post
    I'm on a Sprint Galaxy Nexus, and it brought my profile pic over from Google plus.

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    I'm on DROID Bionic with ICS and it did the same thing.

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    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
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    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.
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    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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    Yea, under People (contacts) it has yourself as the first contact. Edit and add a picture. That bugged me as well

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean1 Jelly Bean View Post
    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"

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    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?
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    I'm also on a DRIOD Bionic with ICS and mine also is doing the same dumb thing. Argh!!!
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    Absolutely. The other suggestions did not work but yours was perfect. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpsu2002x View Post
    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!
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    I have the same prob, I have added my pic to my name, profile and any number I might have, still greyed out.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Create a contact entry for yourself, including the pic you want to show, then that picture will show up in your texting thread!
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    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?
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    Hi! This worked for me! Im my "people" (contacts), my profile was the first entry and empty.
    Thanks!

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