Taking photos in your Names & Faces app

Please note: only Admins will have the option to upload or take photos in app. Should you require access to this feature, please contact Names & Faces on hello@namesandfaces.com

Step 1: Take photos

Whether you’re taking photos of your whole team for your first build or just snapping of a couple people who are missing theirs, we have an option to suit your need.

Taking a photo in-app:

Open the blank profile and select the “Tap to add a photo now” prompt on the avatar. Select “Take Photo” to open your camera and snap away. After taking, you’ll be shown a preview of your photo, which you can accept if you are happy or replace by taking a new one.

Uploading existing photos from your phone’s camera:

If you’re taking photos of multiple people, you may want to do these using your phone’s usual camera and upload them to your the app afterwards. No problem. When you’re finished snapping, open Names & Faces and go to the profile of the person you would like to upload a photo for. Tap on the “add photo” prompt or on the camera icon. Tap on  “Choose Photo From Library”, select the photo you’d like and accept the preview.

Tip: Have a look at our Taking great photo for Names & Faces guide to make sure you’re taking photos that will do your people proud.

Step 2: Upload photos

Once you’ve accepted the photo preview, the app will automatically crop the photo to fit the face, and begin the upload. Once completed, your new photo will display in your app with a notification on the profile that the photo has been successfully updated. Feel free to move onto your next upload while the previous photo is loading. 

Automatic deployments.

After 2 minutes of no activity in the app, any changes you’ve made will be automatically deployed to all of your users, as long as your phone has an internet connection.

Step 3: Replace or delete

To replace an existing photo in your directory, open the profile in question and tap on the camera icon in the bottom right of the photo. Select “Replace Photo” and then “Take Photo” to open your camera or “Choose photo…” to open your media library. Replace or accept the preview and you’re good to go. 

To delete a photo and leave the profile blank, select “Delete photo” from the previous menu.

And that’s it.


If you have any trouble, please send us an email at hello@namesandfaces.com