Avatar is an image that represents a user or organization.

An image showing two different avatars, a user and an organization.


Use avatars to represent users, organizations, bots, or teams. On GitHub, avatars are either rounded squares or circles.



Avatars start at 16px and increment by base-4 until 32px. At 32px, the scale switches to base-8 up to 48px. 64px is the largest size in this scale.

An image showing avatars ranging in size from smallest to largest.


Avatars appear as two different shapes, each with their own functional purpose.

  • Circle avatars represent individual people.
  • Square avatars represent non-human entities, such as bots, teams, or organizations


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