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Uploading a photo

Uploading a photo:

To upload a photo to your Photos of You album, go to your profile, hover your cursor over the photo at the top of the page, and select Add:

Alternately, you can click on the photo instead of the Add button, and then choose which album you want to add a photo to by clicking on the album cover. You have the option of "Photos of you" or "More Photos".

"Photos of you" pictures must be of yourself. "More Photos" can be of anything.

Please note that at the moment the More Photos album is only visible to people using the full/ desktop version of our site, not on the apps or mobile site.

 Once you choose the album, on the right you will see a blue tab titled "upload a photo". 

If you click upload (or if you originally clicked the Add button from your profile) you'll be able to choose where the photo is: "Facebook", "My Computer", or "Instagram".

Once you select the photo, you can edit the thumbnail that will be visible. This does not crop the entire photo- if someone clicks on the thumbnail, they will see the full picture, so if you want to edit out something from the image, you'll need to do it before uploading.


The minimum size for a photo is 400 x 400 px, so make sure the photo is large enough to be accepted. We don't have a way to resize photos built into OkCupid. You can try Photoshop or an online editor such as: http://pixlr.com to resize them.

You also want to make sure the file type is .jpg, .gif, .webp, or .png. We do not accept other file types.

If you see a photo is sideways or upside down after you upload it, this means that although your computer may be displaying the photo as right-side-up, the actual photo data still has it as sideways. You will want to open the photo in a program like Photoshop to rotate the image and save it before uploading.

Reordering and Deleting: 

To reorder or delete photos on the site, go to the sidebar on the right side of the photo album page. You will see a 'delete' link next to each image, and you can reorder your photos by dragging the 3-horizontal lines up or down.

On the app

To upload a new photo on the app, tap the profile icon in the bottom navigation bar to go to your profile.

From there, tap your profile photo at the top of the page to open your Photos of You album.

Tapping the plus sign on that page will give you the option of selecting a photo from your phone’s library, or taking a new photo right then and there! 

To change the order of your photos on the app, press and hold the photo, and then drag it to where you'd like it to be.

To delete photos on the app, press and hold the photo. 
On the iOS app, you will see an ‘X’ on the bottom right of the photo. Tap the ‘X’ and confirm to delete.
On the Android app, you will see a trash can icon appear at the top of the page. Tap the icon to delete.

Photo Rules

​Pictures in your Profile Photos album must follow our photo rules:

Please follow the rules! We’ll be sad if we have to delete your photos.