01-06-2014 07:59 PM
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  1. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    Hey there,

    So, we would like to use our MS account picture for our me Me Tile, however, no matter what we try (and short of a hard reset, we think we have tried just about everything), we cannot get the Me Tile to display anything except the Facebook picture. Is this by design? If it is, it's a terrible solution. Is there any way for the Me tile to display our MS picture and not the Facebook pic? Uninstalling Facebook is not an option :).

    Thanks for reading,

    Sent from our Surface RT
    01-04-2014 09:35 PM
  2. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    ME tile "is" Facebook -for all practical purposes so you're SOL

    Or use your MS picture as your fb picture
    01-04-2014 10:23 PM
  3. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Hey there,

    So, we would like to use our MS account picture for our me Me Tile, however, no matter what we try (and short of a hard reset, we think we have tried just about everything), we cannot get the Me Tile to display anything except the Facebook picture. Is this by design? If it is, it's a terrible solution. Is there any way for the Me tile to display our MS picture and not the Facebook pic? Uninstalling Facebook is not an option :).

    Thanks for reading,

    Sent from our Surface RT
    Oddly enough, my Me Tile displayed my Microsoft account profile picture for the longest time. Then I got an update and it switched over to Facebook. I created a thread about it previously, but I'm glad a similar topic is being brought to life by you. So thanks for that!

    However, I have yet to find a way to switch Me back to MS. This annoys me because I have a TileMe! profile picture on Facebook. That syncs to Me, displaying a double-me print that is just unattractive. Erasing and readding FB didn't seem to work for me either.
    Brad and Ellen likes this.
    01-05-2014 01:12 AM
  4. shmsnh's Avatar
    If you use the facebook app, it won't take over your Me tile. If you have your facebook account connected to your Microsoft account, the Me tile uses your facebook image.
    Brad and Ellen likes this.
    01-05-2014 03:29 AM
  5. Localhorst86's Avatar
    the Me-tile will use the picture you last set through the tile. Just update your outlook profile picture from the me tile and it'll show that.
    Brad and Ellen likes this.
    01-05-2014 08:29 AM
  6. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    Oddly enough, my Me Tile displayed my Microsoft account profile picture for the longest time. Then I got an update and it switched over to Facebook. I created a thread about it previously, but I'm glad a similar topic is being brought to life by you. So thanks for that!

    However, I have yet to find a way to switch Me back to MS. This annoys me because I have a TileMe! profile picture on Facebook. That syncs to Me, displaying a double-me print that is just unattractive. Erasing and readding FB didn't seem to work for me either.
    Well, it's unfortunate that that's the way it works. Our situation is that we have a shared Facebook account and our own individual Lumias. The Me Tile should be ME, not a silly Facebook pic. The whole point, I thought, was to have a unique and individualized experience on our phones? Not a fan if this is indeed by design.


    Sent from our Surface RT
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    01-05-2014 12:36 PM
  7. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    If you use the facebook app, it won't take over your Me tile. If you have your facebook account connected to your Microsoft account, the Me tile uses your facebook image.
    Do you happen to know why?
    01-05-2014 12:36 PM
  8. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    the Me-tile will use the picture you last set through the tile. Just update your outlook profile picture from the me tile and it'll show that.
    This is just simply not true. I don't mean to insult you, however, this is the response you get from MS support and this answer is completely false. Changing the photo either on your MS account or through the Me Tile does not change the picture display on the ME Tile, the Facebook pic still overrides it. Thanks for the response though.


    Sent from our Surface RT
    01-05-2014 12:40 PM
  9. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    If you use the facebook app, it won't take over your Me tile. If you have your facebook account connected to your Microsoft account, the Me tile uses your facebook image.
    Yeah, we know this, however (and this isn't directed at you personally) isn't the whole point to have Facebook fully integrated? That's one of the advantages of Windows Phone, no?


    Sent from our Surface RT
    01-05-2014 12:44 PM
  10. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    If you use the facebook app, it won't take over your Me tile. If you have your facebook account connected to your Microsoft account, the Me tile uses your facebook image.
    How do you remove the MS account on your phone from fb ?

    Don't think you can, and using the fb app doesn't prevent my silly FB face from being displayed on ME.

    And where are the ME tile settings ? I don't find any.

    -sorry Brad and Ellen didn't mean to hijack your post but ... BTW who's leading this charge, Ellen or Brad ?
    Brad and Ellen likes this.
    01-05-2014 01:19 PM
  11. Localhorst86's Avatar
    This is just simply not true. I don't mean to insult you, however, this is the response you get from MS support and this answer is completely false. Changing the photo either on your MS account or through the Me Tile does not change the picture display on the ME Tile, the Facebook pic still overrides it. Thanks for the response though.


    Sent from our Surface RT
    Maybe they changed the behavior in windows phone 8. In windows phone 7.8 that's how the tile used to work. Which was annoying sine the MS profile picture was always low resolution.
    Brad and Ellen likes this.
    01-05-2014 01:24 PM
  12. Loco5150's Avatar
    Hmmm, you can change the picture of me tile even if connected to FB. Correct me if Im wrong, but press the picture at me, update profile picture opens,untick all networks, then update picture. This changes the profile picture on your me tile?
    Mr Lebowski likes this.
    01-05-2014 01:26 PM
  13. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Hmmm, you can change the picture of me tile even if connected to FB. Correct me if Im wrong, but press the picture at me, update profile picture opens,untick all networks, then update picture. This changes the profile picture on your me tile?
    Nope.
    01-05-2014 02:40 PM
  14. Loco5150's Avatar
    Yes you are correct, I had to test this myself. Even if I posted the picture to my Outlook, through the me hub the tile does not change.
    Brad and Ellen likes this.
    01-05-2014 03:15 PM
  15. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Yes you are correct, I had to test this myself. Even if I posted the picture to my Outlook, through the me hub the tile does not change.
    It doesn't even change my MSN account picture even tho it says "post to Microsoft"
    01-05-2014 03:37 PM
  16. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Thats is how MS decided to help us. They choose what image to show for contacts. I also do not like when contacts photo updated to facebook one instead of my hotmail pictures. Why the hell MS decided that they can change picture of contact for us??? This is really annoying
    typhon62_1 and Brad and Ellen like this.
    01-05-2014 05:04 PM
  17. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    How do you remove the MS account on your phone from fb ?

    Don't think you can, and using the fb app doesn't prevent my silly FB face from being displayed on ME.

    And where are the ME tile settings ? I don't find any.

    -sorry Brad and Ellen didn't mean to hijack your post but ... BTW who's leading this charge, Ellen or Brad ?
    It's not hijacking if the comments are still on topic with the OP, so no worries. To remove the MS account from Facebook, you need to log into outlook, formerly live, go to permissions, manage accounts and remove Facebook from there, then uninstall Facebook from the phone, re-add Facebook to your MS account if you so choose, and then re-add Facebook to the phone without setting it up on your MS account.....whew....that was a mouthful and I hope clear as mud.
    Ellen, my wife, leads the charge but I get to do all the posting :), happy wife.....happy life.


    Sent from our Surface RT
    01-05-2014 06:22 PM
  18. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    Maybe they changed the behavior in windows phone 8. In windows phone 7.8 that's how the tile used to work. Which was annoying sine the MS profile picture was always low resolution.
    Yeah, but you could fix the low-res photo by changing it again in your MS account after you changed it on the ME Tile. This should never have been changed.


    Sent from our Surface RT
    01-05-2014 06:25 PM
  19. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    Yes you are correct, I had to test this myself. Even if I posted the picture to my Outlook, through the me hub the tile does not change.
    Now you see our conundrum :)
    01-05-2014 06:29 PM
  20. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Now you see our conundrum :)
    Brad, Ellen -we feel your pain
    01-05-2014 08:15 PM
  21. ii583's Avatar
    It's not hijacking if the comments are still on topic with the OP, so no worries. To remove the MS account from Facebook, you need to log into outlook, formerly live, go to permissions, manage accounts and remove Facebook from there, then uninstall Facebook from the phone, re-add Facebook to your MS account if you so choose, and then re-add Facebook to the phone without setting it up on your MS account.....whew....that was a mouthful and I hope clear as mud.
    Ellen, my wife, leads the charge but I get to do all the posting :), happy wife.....happy life.


    Sent from our Surface RT
    So you use an individual FB “app”?
    How if I connect my FB with MS account through “people hub” instead of an individual FB app……

    I found it is impossible to disconnect my FB from my MS account.
    Since every time I delete my FB account in “people hub” then added back, they will connect automatically.

    I have the problem of my Me Tile photo being overrode by my FB profile picture, too!
    Brad and Ellen likes this.
    01-05-2014 09:55 PM
  22. Loco5150's Avatar
    I use the FB Beta. It still needs A LOT of updates, but notifications started to work ON TIME. (I guess also the official FB app now has working notifications). But the point, I dont need to pin "me" tile because I pin FB app that shows me everything coming in.
    01-06-2014 03:54 AM
  23. psgenious's Avatar
    it doesn't effect on me , cause my microsoft and facebook , both profile pics are same.
    01-06-2014 08:20 AM
  24. alvinsfb's Avatar
    this is happening after the GDR2 update
    before that (GDR1) it's normal like usual (we can change our hotmail picture and display it on Me tile)

    Hope Microsoft will fix this
    at least let us pick which one of pictures that showed on Me tile
    Loco5150 and Brad and Ellen like this.
    01-06-2014 10:05 AM
  25. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    it doesn't effect on me , cause my microsoft and facebook , both profile pics are same.
    That was helpful THANKS Dude !
    Brad and Ellen likes this.
    01-06-2014 12:25 PM
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