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Why can’t I change my PFP on TikTok?

Changing your profile picture on TikTok is one of the best ways to customize your profile on the app, but sometimes users report errors when trying to edit it – here’s everything you need to know.

Profile pictures are one of the first things people see when you leave a comment on a video or when someone clicks on your profile to see the rest of your content.

Also known as PFPs, they have become so important that sometimes even entire trends are based on specific images, including the Hamster Cult trend, the Lana Del Rey Cult trend, and many others.

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There are many ways to customize your TikTok profile.

You can change your profile picture as many times as you like, so if you’re not sure what you want your account’s face to look like, don’t worry. However, especially in the past year, users have reported that they cannot change their picture due to various errors.

For some, it appears they have successfully changed their picture in their settings, but their account will not update to show the new picture.

Others get a message when trying to change them: “Updates to profile photos/videos are not possible at this time. Thank you for your patience!”

Error message about profile pictures on TikTok
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Many users have reported getting this message when trying to update their PFP.

It’s not exactly clear why this error message pops up or why people occasionally can’t change their image, but it seems that it could be at least partly related to a bug.

How to fix TikTok profile picture problem

Unfortunately, like many of the common glitches on TikTok, there is no surefire way to fix this issue and ensure you can change your profile picture.

However, there are a few things you can try to make sure the problem isn’t yours.

  • Check your internet connection — Sometimes your app may not update properly due to bad internet connection. So make sure you have a strong connection and try turning off your VPN if you’re using one.
  • Delete and reinstall app — Deleting and re-downloading TikTok is a common troubleshooting technique for almost all glitches in the app. Trying this may resolve the issue (Note: Deleting the app will automatically delete all your saved drafts.)
  • Contact TikTok Support — TikTok has one support account on twitter where you can ask about the issue if the problem persists and they may be able to advise you on what to do next.

If the problem is on TikTok’s side, you might just have to wait and see when the error or pause in updating profile pictures is fixed.


If you want to learn more about using TikTok, you can check out our other guides here:

How to perform a duet on TikTok | How to Embroider on TikTok | How to go live on TikTok | How to find contacts on TikTok | How to Use TikTok Stories | Best time to post on TikTok to get more views and likes

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Emma Bowman

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