How to Remove the “PFP” on TikTok?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Remove the “PFP” on TikTok?

To give you the bad news, you can’t remove your profile picture on TikTok. However, you can change it to a blank screen. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open your profile page on TikTok
  2. Select “Edit profile
  3. Select “Change photo
  4. Select “Take photo
  5. Take a black/white photo and save it as your profile picture

Despite not being able to remove the profile picture, you’ll achieve the same result if you change it to a blank black or white background.

Other users will think you have no profile picture at all. Quite the deceiver, are you?

Keep reading for a detailed guide on how to remove/change your profile picture on TikTok if the steps above weren’t enough!

1. Tap on your profile picture

TikTok feed showing the "Profile" picture highlighted in the bottom-right corner
TikTok feed showing the “Profile” picture highlighted in the bottom-right corner

First off, open TikTok. You’ll then want to go to your profile page, and to do that, give the “Profile” icon in the bottom-right corner of the TikTok feed a nice and cool touch.

2. Select “Edit profile

TikTok profile page where the "Edit profile" button is highlighted in red
TikTok profile page where the “Edit profile” button is highlighted in red

After you open your profile page, look for the “Edit profile” button under your “Followers” counter and tap on it. Just as nicely as before, mind you!

This will let you edit your profile information, including the profile picture.

3. Tap on “Change photo

TikTok "Edit profile" page showing the "Change photo" option highlighted in red
TikTok “Edit profile” page shows the “Change photo” option highlighted in red.

After tapping on “Edit profile“, TikTok will forcefully abduct you to a page where you’ll see all your profile information in one place.

This includes your username, name, bio, social handles and, you guessed it, your profile picture. It’s right in the top-left corner.

The “Change photo” button under it should be self-explanatory. Tap it now!

4. Select “Take photo

TikTok "Edit profile" page where the "Take photo" button is highlighted at the bottom of the page
TikTok “Edit profile” page where the “Take photo” button is highlighted at the bottom of the page

Did you select “Change photo“? Next up, a menu should appear at the bottom of the page with the following options:

  • Take photo
  • Select from gallery
  • View photo

Select “Take photo” to start preparing for the new profile picture.

5. Take a blank photo

TikTok camera feature showing a black background and the "Capture" button highlighted in red
TikTok camera feature shows a black background, and the “Capture” button is highlighted in red.

After opening the camera feature, take a blank black or white photo for the new profile picture by giving the Capture icon (big white circle at the bottom) a solid touch.

6. Select the checkmark icon

TikTok new profile picture page where the checkmark icon is highlighted in red
TikTok new profile picture page where the checkmark icon is highlighted in red

After taking the new profile picture, you’ll see two checkmark icons on your phone. One X and one a squiggly…thing. Select the squiggly icon in the bottom-right corner to proceed!

7. Select “Save

TikTok "Crop" feature where you can crop your new profile picture, and the "Save" option is highlighted
TikTok “Crop” feature where you can crop your new profile picture and the “Save” option is highlighted

Last but certainly not least, you’ll be taken to the “Crop” page, where you can crop your new profile picture. But since you’ve taken a blank photo, cropping it is useless, of course.

Instead, select “Save” to, well, save your new profile picture. And that’s it, bravo!

You’ve now changed your profile picture to a blank photo, which is the same as removing it. If you have any questions, leave a comment below, and I’ll try to reply soon.

Until then, stay tuned for our other articles about TikTok!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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