Add contact image to experience profile in Sitecore 9

Adding contact image in Sitecore 9 is pretty straight forward, you might come across the requirement where you have to update the contact profile image in xProfile based on contact social profile or custom image URL.

xProfile-Image

Below code can be used to set the profile image using Avatar Facet.

var trackerIdentifier = new IdentifiedContactReference("xDB.Tracker", Sitecore.Analytics.Tracker.Current.Contact.ContactId.ToString("N"));
using (XConnectClient client = Sitecore.XConnect.Client.Configuration.SitecoreXConnectClientConfiguration.GetClient())
{
var contact = client.Get<Sitecore.XConnect.Contact>(trackerIdentifier, new Sitecore.XConnect.ContactExpandOptions());
if (contact != null)
{
    var profileImageUrl = "profile URL comes here";
    var objWebClient = new System.Net.WebClient();
    byte[] profileImageBytes = objWebClient.DownloadData(profileImageUrl);
    string mimeType= "image/jpeg";
    client.SetFacet<Avatar>(contact, Avatar.DefaultFacetKey, new Avatar(mimeType, profileImageBytes)
    {
        MimeType= mimeType,
        Picture= profileImageBytes
    });
    client.Submit();
}
}

Hope this helps!

Happy learning 🙂