User Profiles and Colours

Hi I am a little disappointed that everytime I add someone to my platform they are all green and variations of green, this is just confusing things for my team.  Can we not have other colours for each user ?  Perhaps colours I would like to select.

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Hi Scott! Are you referring to the background color of their profile picture (the default one with initials)? If so, is there a certain type of grouping with the help of color coding that you use? Something I would recommend is having users upload their own profile pictures, and trying out User Groups for easier management of teams and departments. Happy to help set this up and answer any further questions!

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We would like to be able to select/assign other colors too. When you add a custom profile picture, does it still keep the user initials in the foreground?

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@Rebecca Hey, welcome back 🙂

When you add a custom picture, the initials will not be kept. I guess you can create a picture that would contain initials and a photo using third party tools.

Can you please explain where else you'd like to select/assign colors? Have you already seen how to edit a group's avatar? 🙌

I'll be happy to discuss further!

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Hi @Lisa!

The main place we want to see this is on Dashboards, I have a widget set up for each team member's tasks, and some tasks are assigned to multiple team members. Because some of the default colors are so close together it is hard to see at a glance exactly which team members are assigned. We'd like to select colors that are more distinct so it is easier to manage our workload.

The custom avatars/pictures wouldn't be as nice as it would be as clean and clear which user is which.

Thanks!

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@Rebecca, thank you for providing details here and for sharing your feedback!

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Hi Lisa, I also have a similar need, as we use the coloured profile colours to denote which resource group people are in. How can I change the colour on other user's profile? Or can they change the colour themselves? 

Thanks,

Amanda

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Hi Amanda Ainsworth! 🙂

In this case, I'd suggest creating custom pictures for your team's profiles, for example, their initials with fonts of the colors that you need. Or, you can create User Groups, enter initials for them and choose colors:

https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/209602989-User-Groups#edit

Please let me know if you'd like to discuss! 

 

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As per the above comments we would also find it very useful to change the colour of user's profiles (rather than create custom pictures). Is this on the development roadmap?

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Hi Suzanne Carter, welcome to the Community 👋🏻

Thanks for supporting this suggestion! This idea is currently not in the short-term roadmap of our Product team. Please be sure to upvote the original post by clicking on the heart icon if you haven't yet. Here is a useful Community article explaining what happens after we receive Product feedback 🖊

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I just want to add another use case to this as well - we have two members of our team who have the same initials (let's say AA), and for whatever reason, Wrike gave their icons the same color.  It's not a huge thing, but it's super annoying because I can no longer determine who's working on what from dashboards, I have to go into those projects. 

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Hi Kate Dupuis, thank you for the feedback. I can absolutely understand that, and it's been shared with our Product team. Please be sure to upvote the suggestion if you haven't yet 👍🏼

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It might be helpful if owner's and admin, including group admins, were able to customize their respective resource group's avatar with an image, like they can with an individual user or collaborator.

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Thank you for adding in here Andrew Goddard 🤗

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Adding on to this request. We have a small team of three and we all have a different shade of orange for our icons; not easy to see who is assigned to what. Being able to simply change the color of everyone's icons would be great and doesn't seem like a big ask.

Thanks!

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Hello Jonathan Van der Mei, welcome to the Community!

Thank you for sharing your feedback here, please be sure to upvote the original post 👍🏼 You can see more on how we work with Product Feedback in this post. Please let me know if you have any questions 🙋🏻‍♀️

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Hey team - has there been any update on this? Is the product team planning to work on this? 

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Hey Kate Dupuis! Although this isn't something that the Product team is working on currently, you can still change profile pictures as explained here. I can see you had a situation when two team members have the same initials - for that, I'd recommend using some more personalized avatars. 

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Hey Lisa - checking in on this - is this anything that the product team has picked up or plans to pick up in the future? 

 

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Hi Kate Dupuis, no updates because it's possible to add your own profile picture with any colour, text, photo etc. Can this option help in your case? 

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upvoted.  This is one of those features in Wrike I expected to already be in place and was surprised it isn't.  When viewing a project plan with many tasks, it's a huge help to be able to tell who's on what just by color, especially when there are multiple people on a task ("Okay red, green, blue. That means Brian, Terri and Gina are on it"). 

In my experience, user photos aren't useful when the photo isn't big enough to see and even when it is it takes up brain processing power to look at the photo and translate.   When users have to create a solution in a third party tool ("make a purple picture and import it"), that's a workaround for a missing feature, not a working function.  I would love to see the developers add the option to reassign the default color given to users without an avatar pic.  

Thank you!

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Thanks a lot for your detailed feedback here Brian Krause, I'm passing it on to our Product team now 👍

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upvoted; and 100% agree with Brian. profile pics are too small to easily determine who is who. this seems like a super simple fix for Wrike to deal with and very tedious for users to create custom initials to upload.

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Hi Melissa Merx, welcome to the Community! Thank you for expressing your interest in this idea. You can check how we process feedback in this article.
 
Also, you can visit our New to Community forum to see all the available resources in our Community 🙂

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A quick addition to the request.  If something like this is implemented, it would be really nice to pick colors from an RGB/Hex spectrum rather than a tiny palette of preselected colors.  I've seen some other platforms do that where you only get a small number of colors to choose from.  That's super limiting, especially when you have more users.

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Thank you for adding your feedback to this suggestion Brian Krause 🙌

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upvoted. How can this still not be a feature 6 years later?

If this is something that the community of users is saying they would benefit from and is a relatively easier suggestion to implement (compared to many others I have seen), what's stopping you? We have a pretty big team and would be super helpful to customize the color of your avatar. 

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Hello Barrie Fenton, welcome to the Community! Thank you for upvoting this suggestion, please feel free to check how we process feedback in this article. Unfortunately, this idea is on the lower side of votes, and not all suggestions can be prioritized by our Product Team. Let's hope more users will keep upvoting this idea!

The current workaround consists of uploading a custom profile picture that would meet your needs. Also, I'd like to mention that you can check our New to Community forum to discover all the resources you can find in our Community 🙂

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already voted but +1 just to try to bring this thread to more people's attention. this is a much needed function!

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Hi, please let us change the color of our profile icon initials!

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Thanks a lot for your feedback here, folks! I've now shared it with our team; we'll let you know about any changes 👍

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