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Editing your Scribd profile

Your public profile page is where information can be found about you by other members of Scribd. Whether you're an author who wants to display a bio or a reader who wants to update their profile picture, you can change what's displayed on your public profile by editing your Account Settings.

While logged onto your account on the Scribd website, click on the user icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page — you'll find it next to the 'Upload' and language selection buttons. When you click the icon, a drop-down navigation menu appears and you'll be able to select the Account Settings link. This is where all the editing magic will happen! 

Here, you can change your username, password, and email address by clicking the "Edit Profile" link. This page allows you to link or unlink your Scribd profile to Facebook as well.

You can also input a full name to be displayed on your page, add a short bio to your About Me section, and add a photo to your profile.

If you've linked Facebook to your Scribd account, your Facebook profile photo will automatically be added to your profile on Scribd. If you want to change that picture, click on the "Upload New Image" link right under your picture in your Account Settings. Any changes you make to the photo image on Scribd won't affect your Facebook profile.

How much of my Scribd profile is public?

Scribd profiles are public, but the majority of your information is private. Facts like your username, public reading lists you’ve created, any documents you've shared publicly, and your "About Me" section are public.

However, most of your information and activity on Scribd is private because we take your online privacy very seriously.

Number one: no one can access your email address unless you've made it available on your public profile.

Number two: nothing that you've saved or recently read is viewable to the public, unless you specifically create a public reading list. Your saved titles and reading activity are for your eyes only. Only you will know whether you’ve been reading that trendy bestseller, diving into a great self-improvement title, or if you’re marathoning romance novels! No one else will see you’re starting your seventeenth reread of your favorite novel before you get around to that book club selection - we’ve got you covered.

That goes for everyone: anything you have read or saved for later can only be seen by you, while logged into your account.

You can check out how others see your profile at any time by going to the 'Public Profile' link under the navigation menu. Our Privacy Policy also has more information about your privacy on Scribd.


If you have any further questions about your public profile or editing how the world sees you on Scribd, you’re always welcome to contact Scribd support — we’re here to help!


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