How can we change our Yahoo Profile picture (2014)?

Up until today, I still had my old Yahoo! Avatars image as my profile pic, even though Yahoo! Avatars site is dead.

I wanted to change my profile pic to something else, so I went to this page https://profile.yahoo.com to change it and I tried clicking on the "no picture" choice, which reverted my profile pic into the default silhouette icon, but that's not what I wanted.

I'd like to upload an image of my own to use as my profile pic.

This page https://help.yahoo.com/kb/PROD_MAIL/SLN3609.html

contains instructions on how to do it...

But the instructions do not work!

We're supposed to be able to upload a profile picture here: https://profile.yahoo.com

But there's no UPLOAD link anywhere!

When I click on the profile image in the center of the page, there are three choices

1) A "No Photo" choice, that changes the picture into the default blank white silhouette against a gray background.

2) A Facebook connection link, which I don't want to use, because I don't want my Facebook profile pic as my Yahoo pic.

3) A very very old custom profile image that I uploaded to Yahoo ages ago that I don't want to use. I'd like to replace this pic with something else, but I can't find the option to do so anywhere. Yahoo's site format has changed dramatically since I uploaded that pic years ago - whatever method I used to upload it before no longer seems available.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    Unfortunately the only way to add a new image is by linking your Facebook to your Yahoo - which is not advised if you like to keep your Facebook page private..

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    • 6 years agoReport

      it's so sad, like Y!A want to promote itself using other social network.

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  • hosek
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Yahoo Profile

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  • 5 years ago

    Some computer hacker should just shut this piece of **** site down permanently. I am sick of Yahoo taking away the features that actually made it good. Yahoo is sabotaging itself. I DO NOT EVEN HAVE A ******* PICTURE ANYMORE!!!!!

    • miki5 years agoReport

      lol

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  • Badger
    Lv 5
    5 years ago

    SinDelle Morte's fix works. It wouldn't let me upload on firefox, but worked on IE. Go figure

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  • 5 years ago

    Be very careful you guys. These sites, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.. etc... are information collecting sites. Set up under the guise of 'social networking services'. They are used to collect information on you.

    Take care. You have been warned.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Doesn't work in Firefox or Safari, yet it works for IE? What is this madness? Where is the logic?

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  • 5 years ago

    No right answers yet so far. Yahoo did nor answer

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  • 5 years ago

    I use myyahoo as my home page and wanted to update my photo (the one to the left). But I also do not want to link my account to Facebook.

    How disappointing that something so simple cannot be accomplished. Replace a photo! If anyone knows of a solution, please post it. Thanks.

    • Make the profile visible first and then upload a picture you want. Thanks!

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  • 6 years ago

    It only works on certain browsers. I could not get it to work on Chrome but it worked on IE.

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    • Barry5 years agoReport

      My browser is Safari. And that is where is hasn't worked.

      Does anyone know how to contact Yahoo by phone. I tried their published number, but it is not in service.

      This is not why I chose MyYahoo as my home page.

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  • 6 years ago

    WTH! I even linked my Facebook and it didn't change.

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