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March 17, 2020

Avatars in Spark

With the Spark avatars feature, you can breeze through your emails and quickly spot the most important messages. Spark automatically pulls and updates your Inbox with avatars from popular services, your address book and team members profiles.

Note: Avatars feature is available in Spark version 2.5.0 or later on iOS and 2.5.4 or later on Mac.

Enable Avatars feature in Spark

  1. Go Preferences > General > Appearance > Show avatars.
  2. Tick In the Mail List / Inside the Email Viewer or both.
  1. Go Settings > Personalization > Appearance.
  2. Toggle the grey switch next to Show Avatars.
  1. Go Settings > Themes.
  2. Enable the Show Avatars toggle.

Where do avatars come from? How can I change them?

Spark pulls avatars from multiple sources, and at the moment there’s no option to change avatars right in the app.

1. Teams

Since you are a team member, it is possible to set your own avatar no matter what role you have. All your team members with avatars enabled will see your photo both in team and personal conversations.

2. System address book (macOS only)

Enter a person’s email while adding a new contact to your address book. If they are not your team member already, their avatar will be transferred to Spark automatically.

3. Gravatar

Spark can also pull avatars from your Gravatar profile. If you are not a team member nor a contact in someone’s address book, Spark will search for your avatar on Gravatar.

4. Clearbit

Clearbit is used by Spark to pull avatars of different services such as Trello, Jira, Google etc.

Disable Avatars feature in Spark

  1. Go Preferences > General > Appearance > Show avatars.
  2. Untick In the Mail List and Inside the Email Viewer.
  1. Go Settings > Personalization > Appearance.
  2. Toggle the blue switch next to Show Avatars.
  1. Go Settings > Themes.
  2. Disable the Show Avatars toggle.
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