Block change picture
In Skype for Business we were able to prevent users from uploading pictures for their avatar. This was done from a PowerShell script that modified the OWA policy. We should have the same option with Teams. Hopefully in UI instead of PS.
We have begun rolling out the fix for Teams to honor the OWA Mailbox Policy setting configured by tenant admins to control whether users can change their profile picture.
Please se https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/exchange-teams-interact for details. If you don’t have it quite yet, sit tight as it can take time to roll out fully.
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Is there a timeframe that we can expect this fix? We have experienced the same problem with Teams, Yammer and Skype for Business. We have an OWA policy in place, preventing users from uploading pictures. In each of these apps, users are able to upload pictures, which are then propagated back into Outlook. Our only temporary remedy has been to have MS scrub servers on the back end. It would be great to be able to set policies in each application or have one across the board policy to prohibit users from uploading photos in any app. Without a fix, we are fighting a losing battle.
Michal Dzikowski commented
Hello, when can you tell, when that feature will be implemented?
I agree with Chris. The lack of updates on this thread leads me to believe that nothing is being done about this. There needs to be more transparency in communication. If this is not going to be worked or continue to be pushed on the back-burner, we need to know so we can make the appropriate changes. Or, if there is a ETA, then...tell us!!
Unacceptable. We have migrated to O365 and now find out that we have no control. The wide spread use of inappropriate pics should be controllable as a global setting in AAD.
any update - we want a consistent approach for our company regarding pictures but when users see the change photo option they are using it. Why does disabling it in one place not disable it everywhere??
Chris Adams commented
Microsoft, the delay on this feature request is unacceptable. It feels like you are stringing us along. If you are NOT planning to enable this functionality just tell us so we can move on. If you are going to release this functionality then be transparent give us a timeline.
I agree with all other comments. Control of this feature needs to be available either through GUI or PowerShell.
Please add this, we need this feature in our organization.
Need to have the ability to lock this down as a corporate policy
We need this in our organization. Please add this feature !
As a workaround, I run a pic upload script that writes the thumbprint from get-userphoto to a table in sql. I check current thumbprint against the table to know if they have changed it and I upload again.
Fernando Suarez commented
Please let me know when this feature is available
What is the status on this? This is becoming an issue!
Andrew Chandler commented
+1 on this. We are in higher education and want to move a few thousand users to O365. We have a standardized photo that syncs from our ERP system into AD DS and then into Azure AD.
We CANNOT lose the ability to prevent users from changing these photos. One person uploads something in poor taste-- beach photos, memes, etc-- as a profile photo and that's a huge issue.
HOW has this been a thing for so long? Prioritize this!
The best part of this feature not existing is when they change there teams profile picture it changes in all the places they aren't allowed to change it directly. Good job. /s
Profile photos in Office365 is a mess. In my option if the photo is set in Active directory it should automatically be used in any Office365 related app... and there should be ONE place to disable changing it from any app. Rather than Outlook, OWA, Skype, Teams, SharePoint, Delve, https://portal.office.com/userphoto, etc.
Tom Yergs commented
My organization recently shut off the ability for users to change their photos, and I was dismayed to discover they still can through teams. Can you please get this feature implemented? You just need to read the Exchange Online OwaMailboxPolicy SetPhotoEnabled attribute, and if it is set to False, do not display the change photo options. This is an important feature for organizations that want to maintain consistency among user photos, which requires blocking users from uploading their own so that replacement photos can be taken to specifications. Thank you.
Larry Paul commented
Do we have an update on this feature? Our users are taking advantage of MS Teams in changing their pictures
Everton Bruno Bernardi commented
This is a F*CK*NG shame on Micro$oft! Why the **** don't they make their products compatible with ALL of the existing features BEFORE releasing them to the public?
Too much amateurism in my point of view!
Cristian Paicil commented
When they could have solved the photo blocking in teams, since we only need Teams, because from OWA is blocked.