How to delete your Google plus profile photo

I found it very difficult to delete my Google plus profile picture. I am writing the step by step tutorial to help you to delete your unwanted profile picture or other album particular photos.

1. Login to your Google plus account

2. Click on photos from top menu.

3. Select your albums

4. Select profile photos

5. Select the profile picture you want to delete

6. Click option menu in the bottom left hand corner as shown in the picture.

7. Click Delete photo, its done. :)

Old delete option is not available now, instead there is new delete button available now in a toolbar just above your picture. Please check the snapshot below for reference. This new change make more easy to delete your unwanted profile and other pictures.

Sameer is a Internet technology Blogger from India. He is currently working in Mobile domain. He love to explore latest technology trends in mobile application development and Internet.

38 Responses to “How to delete your Google plus profile photo”

  1. francesco says:

    Thank you for sharing this tip!
    Indeed it seems to me too that it’s a very well hidden feature!
    I was almost going to believe it was impossible!

  2. Tom says:

    This worked well-esp after three hours trying to find info, trying and failed. It is very important to join Google+…then you have to find Account Settings in Google+. Then select “delete account and all social connections etc. They will ask for an immediate survey from you as to why. Answer however you want. Then Submit. Simple if you know what, where and how to get into the system.

  3. anne says:

    Thank you! this was very helpful :)

  4. Thankful says:

    thanks!! I was struggling to find the delete button!

  5. Olivia L says:

    wow thanks so much! Helped a lot! i was getting sooo frustrated with that -__-

  6. John says:


    How do I delete a profie pic from a google pages business page?


  7. Ayisha says:

    Thank You So Much… This one helped me alot…

  8. Kushi says:

    Thank you Sameer for sharing this tip.
    its fine for deleting the photos from the google + but not delete the google + profile pic. Its still there my pic on the profile.

    • Sameer says:

      Hi Kushi, As I said in point no.3 select your album, there must be album named profile photos. Please select that album and then the profile picture you wanted to delete. Follow the steps as mentioned in point no.6 to delete it. Let me know if you face any further difficulties after following these steps

      • Alan Stokes says:

        Hi Sameer, I’m in the same position. When I get to 6 above I get no option menu on the bottom left hand corner. Bottom left is +1, in the middle is a smaller version the profile picture in a circle and to the right is a callout flag. Right click brings a range of image options but no delete. ‘Any ideas appreciated. Alan

  9. Lori says:

    I really need help with something. I deleted my Google+ account but it still shows up, along with my picture, when you search my name on Google+. I need this taken down immediatly, any advice would help. Thanks for your time!

  10. lmarie325 says:

    Thank you! Worked like a charm.

  11. parul thapar says:

    thnk u sooooooooo much..!!
    that help’d a lot.. :)

  12. DG says:

    Thank you soo much!!!

  13. Rsumery says:

    The only answer that helps on the web, tnx dude!

  14. King says:

    i dont have the “delete” option..

    whys that?

  15. Boo says:

    There is no delete option. Atleast not anymore.

  16. July says:

    hey, i still cant delete my profile pic. :( need help. i cant see any delete button at the top of my picture

    • Sameer says:

      Hi July,
      I just checked and I can see that icon in my case. Just click the profile picture you want to delete, it will be zoomed and will show you option to delete and edit that particular photo. Please check.

  17. soo says:

    when i click on options, there is only download and photo details. there is no delete option. :( please help

  18. Aruna says:

    Thanks a bunch, Sameer. I had almost given up on this when I stumbled across your post.

  19. josh says:

    i have a google profile pic but absolutely no photos in any albums. what do i do?

  20. Kim says:

    For some reason I have a cupcake showing up on Google Chrome when I try to access my Google account. I’m sure I must have clicked something and I have no idea how to get it off. Help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  21. Stephanie says:

    FINALLY DELETED THAT PICTURE! Thank you so much!

  22. Tommy says:

    THANK YOU!!! It’s ridiculous that something like removing a profile pic isn’t as simple as it should be! You really helped, appreciate it

  23. Alice says:

    Hi Sameer,

    I can no longer find the Delete option that you have mentioned above as of today, Nov-06-2013, Google Plus profile photo is there whenever I try to log in to my Google email. I wish to remove it.

  24. AlexH says:

    I am trying to delete a profile pic that seems to be attached to my gmail account. It is a random frame from a video i uploaded to youtube years ago. I have selected “no picture” in both gmail and youtube. I also located and deleted a file in picasa named “profile pictures” (which i never created) so after all this i still see the image when im asked to log into ny google account as well as next to my name on my cell phone. HELP

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  26. Phoenix says:

    haha thankyou so much i was so confused

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