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.

Enjoy!

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23 Comments:

At Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 3:10:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great. It worked.

 
At Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 2:19:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks dude

Great Help

Happy Holidays.

 
At Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 1:37:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's a great tip, many thx.

 
At Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 10:12:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks it worked

 
At Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 11:59:00 PM EST, Blogger Annie said...

Thank you!!! It worked for me :-)

 
At Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 1:54:00 AM EST, Anonymous Godgift said...

Actually no bug and all. When you click edit profile you will see the link Change photo/ remove photo under your profile pic, click that and change, thats probably it

 
At Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 5:27:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi great it works ...good tip

 
At Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 1:28:00 AM EDT, Blogger deep said...

Very uncharacteristic of google to let this go on for 7 months... Thanks for the workaround!

 
At Monday, July 7, 2008 at 11:09:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thk u so much for the tip.

 
At Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 10:40:00 PM EDT, Blogger Praveen said...

what a solution.... it really worked..

Thanks.

 
At Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 2:20:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its really amasing. your solution is working properly. thakns a lot for ur solution

 
At Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:54:00 AM EDT, Blogger Na said...

absolutely working method. Thanks a lot

 
At Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 10:34:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Ak said...

It worked ...Thanks a lot

 
At Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 2:31:00 PM EDT, Blogger Deobrata Dasgupta said...

Thank you, Nice Tip, and it worked fine. Thanks again

 
At Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 8:32:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't belive this.......really great.......thanks a lot

 
At Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 8:32:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't belive this.......really great.......thanks a lot

 
At Friday, October 24, 2008 at 8:23:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is the location bar?
i dont c it

 
At Friday, October 24, 2008 at 8:24:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is the location bar?????
i dont c it

 
At Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 10:14:00 AM EST, Blogger linda said...

great tip!

 
At Friday, March 27, 2009 at 4:06:00 PM EDT, Blogger Jesica said...

I did not find a solution

 
At Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 11:17:00 AM EDT, Blogger supratik said...

Seems to be working for others, but it didn't work for me. I am using the firefox only.

 
At Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:21:00 PM EDT, Blogger Guddu said...

Thnx Peter!Coz o u i cud help a frnd who waz unable 2 change her profile picture.

 
At Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 3:05:00 PM EDT, Blogger Raju said...

Thank you Peter for the tip

 

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