Personal Info

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You can change your photo, time zone, theme color, and more. Click your avatar in the upper right corner to get to your Profile and preferences:

Screenshot of the Home screen with a dropdown menu open and three red arrows. First arrow is pointing at the avatar in the upper right corner. Second arrow is pointing at the Profile, password, 2FA in the dropdown menu. The third arrow is pointing at the Preferences option in the dropdown menu.


Here's where you can make changes to your personal user ID in Basecamp. Update your:

  • Photo/avatar
  • Name
  • Title
  • Location
  • Short bio (or current status)
  • Email address
  • The way you sign in and 2FA

The location field doesn't have to refer to your city. Use it for whatever works for your organization: store, department, room number, building on campus, country, state — or leave it blank! You can think of the bio/status field similarly:

Screenshot of a Profile page where you can see the fields you can fill in for your ID

This information also appears in your profile card when you or other people in your Basecamp click your avatar:

Screenshot of a profile card in Basecamp

Keep in mind that changes made to your photo, name, and email address will sync across any other Basecamp accounts you're a part of via the Launchpad. Changes made to your location won't sync across your other Basecamp accounts.

NOTE: You won't yet see your location or anyone else's on the Basecamp mobile app for iOS or Android. Coming soon!


You can set a color theme for your Basecamp account, and its appearance. Choose from the default, purple, blue, green, orange, or gray. Changes made to your theme and appearance won't sync across your other Basecamp accounts. So if you're a part of multiple accounts, you can choose a different color for each.

Appearance options include Always light, Always dark, or Same as OS. Decide if you'd rather see Basecamp in light mode or dark mode. If you chose "Same as OS", and your computer is set to use light mode during the day and night mode when the sun sets, Basecamp can follow that too!

Screenshot of a Preferences page in Basecamp where you can change the color theme, appearance, and Date/Time settings

You can also select your Time zone, First day of the week, and, a preferred Time format (12-hour or 24-hour clock). Your Date/Time settings will not sync across other Basecamp accounts you are a member of.

Out of Office

Use the Out of Office feature to let people know when you're not available. Toggle the option to "I'm out" and choose the dates you'll be marked as unavailable:

How will my colleagues know that I'm out? There are several ways in which we flag that you are out, and when you are coming back:

  • Person Card + Avatar: We place a yellow overlay with the word "OUT" on your avatar across the entire Basecamp account. When someone clicks on your picture (or initials), they'll see your out of office message dates.
  • Autocomplete: If someone types @yourname, the autocomplete will show that you are out and when you are coming back:

  • Your activity: If someone visits your activity page, they will see when you are out and when you are coming back.

Do I get notifications while I'm Out?

Out of Office doesn't affect your notifications. To limit your own notifications, you can change your notifications from the Notifications Settings screen. Here's the guide on that

Is there an auto-responder while out?

Out of Office is NOT an auto-responder. OOO is a visual way to communicate to other people that you're out, and when you'll be back.