1. NickinVA's Avatar
    Esteemed community which always seem to have the answers,
    I'm using the work-around to combine my Google Voice SMS's into Google Hangouts, now that they've added SMS capability.
    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/12/03...with-hangouts/
    Link above for that work-around if anyone's curious.

    It's not great - but I like having to use only one application. Anyway, my question is, for contacts who do NOT have their own Google+ profiles, Hangouts uses whatever photo I have in my contact card. But, if a user does have a Google+ profile, it overrides to that picture. My issue is, a lot of folks have nonsensical pictures like their dog or something, rather than their face. On my few, I would like to have people's faces.

    Is there any way to override that photo? I can't find any settings to that effect. Thanks in advance!

    Cheers,
    Nick
    12-07-2013 05:01 PM
  2. baj123's Avatar
    bump
    04-08-2014 12:14 AM
  3. TeckSupport05's Avatar
    Bump as well... Just googling this answer and can't seem to find it...
    04-21-2014 03:09 PM
  4. TheClawDad's Avatar
    While I am on a MotoX I have this same issue. It seems like Google wants Google+ profile photos to have priority. I would prefer to choose. Bump for visibility.
    05-08-2014 09:37 AM
  5. Chuck Claunch's Avatar
    I'd like to know this too if anyone finds a workaround. I'm in the same group who likes to set a specific photo for my contacts.
    05-18-2014 09:53 AM
  6. NickinVA's Avatar
    Bump, anything new?
    07-16-2014 11:09 AM
  7. dg2kids's Avatar
    I'm looking for a solution to this, as well. I have my contacts set up exactly how I want them and it's maddening to have things changed without my permission. I've seen requests for a fix for this in several places. Why would google insist that we use the google+ contact photos???
    08-04-2014 12:37 PM
  8. kartak's Avatar
    joining in the outcry for a solution to this. I heard something recently about hangouts no longer requiring a g+, could this have somehow made a difference?
    09-18-2014 07:46 PM
  9. ATL Wiz Kid's Avatar
    Everything is in Google.
    Just go to a web browser with the account signed in to this link
    google dot com slash contacts

    edit the contact and add a picture.

    hope this helps the world
    01-18-2015 11:34 PM
  10. Chuck Claunch's Avatar
    Everything is in Google.
    Just go to a web browser with the account signed in to this link
    google dot com slash contacts

    edit the contact and add a picture.

    hope this helps the world
    I'm pretty sure everyone here understands how to do that. The problem is Google overrides that custom photo if the person has a Google+ profile with a photo. They need to add an option to turn that off.
    NickinVA likes this.
    01-20-2015 08:14 AM
  11. NickinVA's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure everyone here understands how to do that. The problem is Google overrides that custom photo if the person has a Google+ profile with a photo. They need to add an option to turn that off.
    yep, that.
    01-24-2015 04:56 PM
  12. cjones1348's Avatar
    Really, over a year and still no solution for this? Do I really have to get every contact change their g+ photo back to their face just for my convenience??!?!?
    05-15-2015 10:42 AM
  13. dhectorg's Avatar
    I've really grown to hate Google and their incessant push to integrate ALL of their services and tie them to G+. All I want to do is change my own profile pic in Hangouts, which seems to be impossible without G+. I do not have a G+ account and don't want one. So I guess I'm stuck with the same profile pic forever, lest I cave in to Google's bullying.
    06-04-2015 11:14 PM

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