When I added my avatar to:


it started showing up on mail.google.com. When I signed up for Google+, it started showing up on inbox.google.com. But in the Gmail iOS app, it shows up as a solid-color circle with the first letter of my email address.

  • how long did you wait? these things can take time to populate. – JBallin Feb 20 '18 at 19:28
  • Solved! Inbox started working immediately, but gmail ios started working the next day. – Loren Feb 21 '18 at 8:08
  • Awesome! Submitted an answer. – JBallin Feb 21 '18 at 17:18

Many sites have a delay when loading new profile images. Be sure to give it at least 48 hours to populate.

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I just checked with my two accounts in Gmail on iOS. As a quick workaround: ask this person to add you to the Contact list and manually add the avatar in Google Contacts.

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