You can take advantage of the personalization settings on your BU Zoom account to add a profile image, update your display name to include your preferred pronouns, and even change your default reaction skin tone.

Profile Picture

Adding a profile picture can allow colleagues to more easily spot you in video-free Zoom meetings, taking the place of your initials in the gallery view and in the chat.

  1. Log in to Zoom at using your BU username and password.
  2. On the My Profile screen, click Change below the profile picture placeholder.
    Zoom profile screen showing the Change profile picture button
  3. Click Upload to select a photo from your computer, then use the bounding box to crop your photo to better fit the profile thumbnail (a preview of which appears on the right).
    Zoom profile picture upload screen
  4. Click Save to save the profile picture.
  5. To remove an existing profile picture, click Delete.
    Zoom profile screen highlighting the Delete profile picture button

Display Name

Update your display name in Zoom to include a nickname and/or your preferred pronouns.

  1. Log in to Zoom at using your BU username and password.
  2. Click Edit on the right-hand side of the screen, opposite your name and profile picture.
    Zoom profile screen highlighting the Edit button
  3. Under Display Name, make any changes that you would want to appear on your Zoom calls.
    Zoom profile edit screen, highlighting the Display Name text box.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Reaction Skin Tone

Set your default reaction skin tone for when you raise your hand, give a thumbs up, and more, from the Zoom desktop client.

  1. While signed in to the Zoom app, click your initials or profile picture at the upper right of the window.
    Zoom desktop application home screen with an arrow pointing toward the avatar in the top right corner
  2. In the menu that appears, click Settings.
  3. At the bottom of the Settings window, select the Reaction Skin Tone you want to use in Zoom.
    Zoom desktop app settings window, with the reaction skin tone section highlighted