We are always on the lookout for new features large and small in Google services, and this qualifies as small. But that does not make it any less useful. Google Contacts seems to be launching a new feature that allows users to change the profile picture of their Google Account.
The feature is straightforward and allows Google Contacts users to tap their image and then select a new image. Simple. Changing the Google Account profile picture is what is reflected in Google products, including Photos, Gmail and more. This allows contacts to know who is sending them emails, and it also reminds you when you are logged in to your account.
Before, you could only change your image through your Google Account. This streamlines the process and makes it much more convenient. Google actually added the same functionality to the Google Photos apps, allowing users to set up a profile picture from their Google Account from the app.
We previously discovered this functionality when it was tested in Google Contacts 3.31
When we first discovered this new feature, we also discovered code strings that suggested that Google Contacts for Android was testing a new junk feature. The feature was previously launched on Google Contacts for the Web in July 2020, and it works in the same way as the Recycle Bin in Google Photos.
Once you have deleted a contact, they are put in the trash instead of disappearing permanently. You can then choose to restore the contact or just leave them there.
The new feature that lets you change your Google Account image should be available now in the latest Google Contacts app for Android.