The Account Settings – Personal Profile Settings page is where you can upload your profile photo, add biographical information about yourself, and determine the personal information that you want your non-matches to see on your family tree.

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Where is the Account Settings - Personal Profile Settings page?

To access your Account Settings – Personal Profile Settings  page:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click on your name/kit number, and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    -Or-
    In the upper-left corner of the page, click on myFTDNA, and click Account Settings from the slide-out menu.
    The Account Settings – Personal Profile Settings page is displayed.
How do I upload my profile photo?

To upload your profile picture:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click on your name/kit number, and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    -Or-
    In the upper-left corner of the page, click on myFTDNA, and click Account Settings from the slide-out menu.
    The Account Settings – Personal Profile Settings page is displayed.
  3. In the Profile Photo section, click the Upload button, and follow the instructions on the page.
How do I add biographical information about myself?

To add biographical information:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click on your name/kit number, and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    -Or-
    In the upper-left corner of the page, click on myFTDNA, and click Account Settings from the slide-out menu.
    The Account Settings – Personal Profile Settings page is displayed.
  3. In the Personal Information section, add your information in the About Me field.
How do I select what personal information my non-matches see on my family tree?

To select the personal information that you want your non-matches to see on your family tree:

  • Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  • In the upper-right corner of the page, click on your name/kit number, and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    -Or-
    In the upper-left corner of the page, click on myFTDNA, and click Account Settings from the slide-out menu.
    The Account Settings – Personal Profile Settings page is displayed.
  • Under the What info can we show to non-matches section (under Personal Information), select one of the following options:
    • Full profile: Show all of my profile information – If selected, all of your personal information entered on your family tree is displayed to non-matches.
    • Basic profile: Only show my name, picture and birth year (recommended) - If selected, only your name, picture, and birth year is displayed to your non-matches.
    • Private: Do not show any information – If selected, your personal information on your family tree is not displayed to your non-matches.

IMPORTANT: This section pertains to only your personal information on your family tree. For information on the privacy settings for the other people on your family tree, see Genealogy – Family Tree Page