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I changed my Gmail avatar image using:

SettingsGeneralMy pictureChange picture

But it only changed below compose, next to my green available dot and at the top left of each email I send. My old avatar image is still used if I hover my name at the top of an email or if I hover over my new avatar image next to my green available dot.

Edit: I tried clearing my cache and I tried different browsers but neither works.

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I had the same problem, I had to go into my gmail contacts and delete all the entries for myself. After I did that, voila all fixed. To get to contacts, select the GMAIL button the on top left and a drop down will appear where you can select Contacts. Make sure and remove the contact entries for yourself under "My Contacts" and "Other Contacts".

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Conversely, you can just update your own avatar image from the contact list without deleting your own email address from the contacts list!

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I searched and searched for an answer to this very question. Unfortunately, I always found the same answer, and my avatar never changed. But I finally found a way to change it. How does one do this? After changing the avatar in the Settings, remember to clear the browser cache! It's a step so simple and obvious that no one even bothers to mention it.

You can only guess how silly I felt after doing this... especially since my responsibilities at work place me in the center of the software development team.

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The OP says he has already cleared the browser cache. –  Vidar S. Ramdal Mar 5 at 8:33
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