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HBO Max now lets you set a profile picture

HBO Max profile images
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If you've been watching HBO Max and some of the great new shows and movies on the streaming service — like the four-hour Zack Snyder's Justice League, or the premiere of Judas and the Black Messiah — and thought something was missing, well, you're right.

HBO Max now lets you set a profile picture instead of the first letter of the person's name.

Hope you were sitting down for that.

That said, HBO Max also has offered up profile images in a way that nobody else is. You can pick from more than 120 characters — from Game of Thrones, to Lovecraft Country, to Watchmen, to Looney Toons and Steven Universe — or you can use your own face, which probably isn't famous and hasn't been in any sort of high-profile HBO series.

Or maybe it has. 

In any event, you'll need to handle all the profile pic stuff through your phone — you can't set it in a web browser or via a TV-based app. (You can find full instructions here.) And even then, it'll take quite a few clicks to get it down. But after that, it works — eventually; HBO says it can take a couple days for the pictures to roll out to all your devices.

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.