You no longer need Facebook to change your profile avatar.

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#1 Edited by Opus (159 posts) -

It's a long title, but it feeds you the information you need.

Changing your "Real" avatar just became a lot more accessible. The "Playstation app" available on iOS and Android devices recently received a major update that lets you upload an image saved on your mobile device and use it as the avatar others will see if they've accepted your "Real Name Request".

Where do you go from here? Are you going to use an image from your favorite show? Put up a pic of your pet? Or maybe use that photo of Drew sporting that knowing grin to greet your friends?

Have a great weekend.

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#2 Posted by Jesus_Phish (3167 posts) -

I used it to change my avatar to the one I use here.


Interestingly though, the change didn't carry over to my Vita, which continues to display my old avatar.

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#3 Posted by Opus (159 posts) -

I used it to change my avatar to the one I use here.

Interestingly though, the change didn't carry over to my Vita, which continues to display my old avatar.

The Vita aints gots no real names requests. The PSN service on that device is in some PS3 to PS4 purgatory that's leaning more on the PS3 side, which is a bummer since I find that it's far easier to make social connections on the Vita.

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#4 Edited by poisonmonkey (463 posts) -

found mine!

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#5 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (7008 posts) -

Well that's just grand! I can finally change it to my Sinatratar.

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#6 Edited by Tehvenom (15 posts) -
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Did not know this till now!... have it changed to this:

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#7 Posted by MetalBaofu (1623 posts) -

Thanks for the info. I'll probably get around to putting up my pic of Station at some point.

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#8 Posted by SneakyJB (51 posts) -

Thanks for heads up. I don't use Facebook so I was looking for a workaround. I need to download the app and try this out tonight.

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