A Gmail Profile photo is an image or picture that you upload on your Google account. If you are familiar with a Facebook Profile photo, then you should know how a Gmail profile picture looks like. You can upload a snapshot of your face or any picture that acts like an avatar.
However, when it comes to deleting your Gmail account picture, you may face stubborn issues. In most cases, when you try to delete the profile photo through normal settings in your Gmail account, the photo does not go away.
In order to delete the photo via Gmail settings, log into your account and click the wheel icon under your profile picture. Go to Settings in the drop-down menu. On the settings menu under General, scroll down to My Picture. Click Change Picture. After clicking this option, a box will pop up. On the box, select No Picture, and click Apply Changes. This method is supposed to remove your photo and show a default setting with no picture, but when you go back to your account to check your profile, the photo may still be there. If this is the case, you should go to the location where your profile photo is actually hosted to delete it from the servers.
Pictures that you upload on your Google profile as well as those on your Blogger account are hosted on Picasa. Picasa is an image hosting company that was acquired by Google a long time ago when Google was still an upcoming company. It is a service where people can upload their pictures for free, for example you can upload your travel photos and share them with friends.
How to Delete Your Gmail Profile Photo via Picasa
To delete your profile picture via Picasa, first log into your Gmail account. Just make sure that you are logged into your account, then go to this link >>https://picasaweb.google.com/home
This is your Picasa account. You will see all pictures that you have uploaded on your Gmail account as well as those on Blogger. Picasa automatically categorizes your pictures into separate folders for your Gmail profile, Blogger account and Google Plus etc.You should see your picture under Profile Photos. Click through the folder and go to your picture. To delete the picture, click the Actions tab and select the Delete option in the drop-down menu. That’s all, your picture is gone!
NOTE: You might not see changes immediately, just wait for changes to occur. Your picture will be completely deleted within a few minutes.