How to Add a Profile Picture to an AOL Profile

By John Grossman

You can personalize your America Online (AOL) profile or AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) conversations by adding a picture or photo of yourself. Your AOL profile contains your contact information. The AIM software is an instant messaging program that allows you to contact and chat with your friends in real time. You can add a picture to both your AOL profile and the AIM program in just a few simple steps.

Step 1

Launch the AIM program and sign in to your account.

Step 2

Move your mouse on top of the picture that is to the left of your screen name, at the top of the AIM window, and click on the "Edit" link that appears.

Step 3

Click on "Upload a picture" in the new icon uploader window that opens.

Step 4

Click on the "Choose a picture" window and browse for a suitable picture on your hard drive. Then click on the "Open" button.

Step 5

Resize your picture using your mouse to drag the black box, if needed. Click the "Save" button. Both your AOL profile and the AIM program will now display your new picture.