Changing your avatar picture and display name

Your avatar picture and display name is used when commenting on video lessons:

It is also displayed at the top right of the navigation bar when you're logged into your account. To change your avatar picture or display name you need to go to your account settings:

You can change your display name directly in your Real Python account settings at

For the avatar picture we use a service called that associates an avatar image with your email address. Many other popular websites use this service, so once you've set up your "gravatar" you'll likely get to enjoy a custom avatar picture on several sites while only having to deal with a single place to update it. The update link for your personal gravatar image can be found in your account settings as well:

If you don't have a gravatar account yet, you can sign up for free at (see:

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