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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Manoj K commented
The only authority in a enterprise environment to update profile photos is HR, this basically impacts critically on corporate policies. Please prioritize MS.
Pissed of MS customer commented
Reported Oct 5, 2017, 'Working On it' comes 10 months later and now here we are, 2019 and still nothing from Microsoft. If I wasn't paying so much this product, I wouldn't mind but bloody hell it's super expensive and they're screwing with customers.
I think microsoft doesn't listen user's voice!
Shame on you! it's a security risk for most of the companies. (Think about someone posted illegal content/picture on company's active directory list. )
This should be solved ASAP!
Martin Smith commented
Why is this not at the top of the Devs list? It pulls in the Photos from 365 but open to abuse?
Come on Microsoft it's not even on the roadmap! Who is in charge of these lists?
please update! Thanks.
Scott Davies commented
This has been "In the works" for nealy a year now.
Can we please get an update on this or even better implemented. We need to be able to lock this down in our office.
It would be great to avoid Cats photos in Enterprise accounts... Thanks!
If Microsoft Teams is serious business tool, it needs to allow companies to maintain their professionalism, which includes professional user photos. I appreciate that some companies may be happy with the "free" approach to user photos, but surely that decision should be up to the company policies, if they wish to go that route or not?
The last Microsoft response was almost a year ago. Can we please have an update?
Paul Bedford commented
Any news? We use this in multiple schools and set all students pictures to their school logo. We are now getting Donald Trump, Cats, and other inappropriate things being set as profile pictures.
James M Sommerfeldt commented
Hey Microsoft - Any update to this issue?
When will we be able use the Admin console UI, and/or powershell to prevent our users in Teams from uploading their own photo, much like we have some in Skype and OWA.
Tony Lee Doxtator commented
Has anyone heard of a resolution as to block users from changing their Teams profile pic yet ? I find it impossible to keep up with O365 changes and features.
is there any update to this issue?
This is an important feature for our company, we require that our profile photo match our security badge photo. Please add this control. Also please provide an update on the status of this request, the last update is dated Aug 6, 2018, which today is 10 months ago. Thanks.
Its important that this feature is added as staff in our company have been adding their own profile pictures against company policy and makes more work for us to move them back.
the sooner this feature is added the better :)
Richard Anderson commented
BUMP..... any updates?
Scott Davies commented
Is this "still in the works" or is there anychance it's going to be implemented soon? Like with so many we'd disabled people being able to change their profile pictures, please can this implemented soon.
Matt Derosia commented
Paul Andres Pedroza Martinez commented
@Warren, you have news for this?
Manuel Aragon commented
any updates on this ?
when will it be implemented? IT's really important for all organizations!