Tracker has always believed in software as a team sport. We are a tool built to help teams collaborate and build better software—not just faster, but together. But for a tool that helps people collaborate, we’ve always represented people by initials that—except in rare examples—don’t really capture your teammates’ personalities, or scan easily. On larger teams, there are often many people with the same initials and it can be confusing to keep the many combinations of letters from becoming an infuriating alphabet soup. This leads to an unnecessary burden and overhead cost of working with many people.
You can now add a profile photo that will appear in place of your initials in Tracker so that you can best define how you want to appear and quickly identify who is working on what! Your photo will appear in the Owners and Requesters fields, as well as alongside your comments. Initials will remain the default, but profile photos have caught fire as we’ve been beta testing it on our team. Here’s what we’ve already learned about Team Tracker since we started using profile photos:
Here’s what you want to do to add your profile photo:
Alternatively, in Stories view (aka, your project):
Tip: Mousing over a person’s profile photo reveals a card with their photo (bigger, so you can see more detail), name, username, and initials so you can put a face to the username.
At the end of the day, after all, your teammates are people: full, well-rounded, fascinating, and somewhat odd humans. The more you get to know them, the easier collaboration gets and the better you’ll function as a team.
As always, we value your input and would love to know how profile photos are working out for you. Please get in touch via the Provide Feedback widget under Help in any project, contact us on Twitter, or email us.