Where do I set the User Profile Image that appears in the menu bar?

I’ve added a user and have a column for their avatar image (which is a link to a gravatar.) However, I cannot get the users image to appear in the menu bar. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks so much!

It’s your user profile configured to use that column as the image column?

Jeff, I have a URL using an If/Then field for the URL of the user’s image. It displays correctly when I add a Title Element - but it doesn’t show the image in the little icon on the menu bar.

The image shown there will be the one that’s configured as the Image column in your User Profiles. It cannot be a computed column.


I see. I guess I’ll need to download each image and add it to the image column. It can’t be a URL either, I see. I’ll have to use Make to add the image.

Yes, it can be a URL. As long as the column type is Image. When you edit the column value, you have the option to choose between Upload, URL and Stock Image.

Right… but it can’t be a dynamic URL.

You can append .jpg to the Gravatar path.

Here’s the reference doc from Gravatar’s website.


Hey Andy. I did read that Gravatar documentation. However, the Avatar can’t be a dynamic image url as far as I understand. Is that correct? It has to be an image uploaded to the table.

It doesn’t have to be uploaded to the table. :slight_smile:

Reference the Gravatar URL and append .jpg to the end. It’ll still be served dynamically from Gravatar.

Hey Andy,
Here’s what I have…
Screenshot 2023-06-22 at 9.55.21 AM
However, I don’t have that option in the User Profile.
Screenshot 2023-06-22 at 9.54.59 AM

Yeah, as noted earlier that won’t work because the URL needs to be in a non-computed column.
If you wanted to automate the process, what you could do is trigger a webhook to Make with the URL and RowID, and then write it back into the table via the API. It would need a user-initiated action, so perhaps it could be part of your onboarding process?


Thanks, Darren. I’m spending so much time sending stuff to Make and writing it back to Glideapps that I’m starting to dread working in Glide. :frowning:

Can you write the gravatar URL into the user’s photo column as part of onboarding?


In case you didn’t find it, you can calculate gravatar URLs in Glide with the “Email to Photo” column.

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oh duh… of course :man_facepalming:

Sometimes we get fixated on a particular solution and miss the simple option that’s staring us in the face :crazy_face:


Good idea. I’ll try that.

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I ended up writing the URL to the Image column during sign up using a webhook. Not bad. :slight_smile: Thank you!

Wouldn’t you be able to just use a set column action to do it instead of a webhook?

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