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Outlook 2016 Contact Picture Is Not Showing

Compared to the other versions, Outlook 2016 comes with some great features like colorful theme, interactive help: Tell Me, tablet rotation support, clutter support, sync slider options, and more. The main functions of Outlook 2016 are allowing you to send and receive emails and managing your email accounts, contacts, tasks, and calendars in one place.This article explains how to fix one of the common issues with your contact picture in Outlook 2016.Often you might see your contact picture missing and the main cause for this is the Show user photography when available option. If this option is disabled, then your contact picture will not show up in Outlook 2016. To resolve this Outlook 2016 contact picture is not showing issue, perform the simple and quick methods given below.

Outlook 2016 Contact Picture Is Not Showing

Method 1: Modify The “Photographs” Settings 

  • Step 1:Launch the Outlook 2016 application on your computer.
  • Step 2:Go to the File menu.
  • Step 3:Choose Options followed by People. Now, go to the Online status and photographs section.
  • Step 4:Check whether there is a checkbox beside the Show user photographs when available (requires restarting Outlook) option.
  • Step 5:If not, click the checkbox beside the option.
  • Step 6:Click on the OK button.
  • Step 7:Restart the Outlook 2016 application
  • Step 8:Check if the contact picture is showing.
  • Step 9:If yes, the issue is resolved.

Method 2: Turn Tff “Don’t Display Photography”

If you manage your Outlook 2016 account settings using Group Policy, then follow the below instructions.

  • Step 1:Launch Outlook’s Group Policy Management Console on your computer.
  • Step 2:Click on the Administrative Templates option under the User Configuration section.
  • Step 3:Now, expand Microsoft Office 2016 and click on the Contact Card option.
  • Step 4:Search and open the Do not display photograph option by double-clicking on it.
  • Step 5:Choose the Disabled option. Click on the OK button followed by OK.

Now, check if the issue where the Outlook 2016 contact picture is not showing has been fixed. If not, contact us to get remote assistance in resolving it.