12 November 2007

Adding a picture to your Orkut profile

There's apparently a bug in Orkut at the moment where it's not giving you the option to add your picture to your profile. It's hard to find the work-around solution while searching their help section (you actually have to go into the Google Groups for Orkut to find it, and even there it's a bit hidden), so I thought I'd post the instructions for adding a photo to your profile here, to make it easier for people to find.

So if you'd like to add your photo (which I think you should have), do the following:

  1. Make sure you're using a compatible web browser. FireFox is definitely the recommended choice.
  2. Make sure that Javascript is enabled in your web browser (it is in FireFox, by default)
  3. Log into Orkut
  4. Click on the edit profile link
  5. Make sure you're in the "General" tab, and then enter (type or copy&paste) the following line into the location bar of your web browser and then hit ENTER or click the GO button:
javascript: showUploadPhoto();

(make sure you include the semi-colon at the end of the line, and put a space after the colon after "javascript:")

After entering the above line, you should get a pop-up window where you can then modify the image in your profile or, if you don't have one, upload an image to be your Orkut profile image.