Profile, Settings and Languages.

Profile, Settings and Languages.

Profile, Settings & Languages.

What settings and info does Perplexity need from me?

We want to make sure your experience with Perplexity is tailored just for you! That's why we have a variety of settings to personalize your account:

General Settings

Customize your overall Perplexity experience, like your preferred language and notification preferences.

How do I edit the interface's appearance on Perplexity?

You can chose between always having a light, dark or to match your system's preference. We do not currently support custom colour or UI choices.

Account Settings

Manage your login details, password, and account security to keep everything safe and sound.

What privacy controls do you offer?

You can switch off the AI Data Usage. This feature allows us to use your search data to improve our AI models. Turn this setting off if you wish to exclude your data from this process.

Please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use if you have any questions about regarding your account on Perplexity.

What are my username and avatar for?

Your username and avatar are a fun way to personalize your experience! They will always remain private unless you choose to share a collection or thread. Even then, you have full control and would need to explicitly make them public.

How can I change my email address or sign in method?

We are unable to change email addresses for existing accounts or create passwords on behalf of our users. If you must change accounts, we suggest you create a new one. You can sign up using Google or a sign in link mailed directly to your inbox. Both will not support passwords.

If you have an existing Pro subscription, we can transfer this to a new Perplexity account if necessary. Please email [email protected]

  • And what about my data?

    Unfortunately we cannot transfer data from one account to the other. If you’d like to keep threads, you can add them to a Collection and invite yourself as a collaborator on the new account, although you will not be the owner of the original Collection.

  • How can I set a password?

    We do not support passwords. please sign in using Google or Apple authentication or by using an email magic link.

Perplexity Pro Settings

Unlock advanced features and get the most out of Perplexity by fine-tuning your Pro settings. Learn more about Perplexity Pro here.

Profile Settings

Add a personal touch by updating your profile picture, bio, and other info to showcase your personality.

What is the Profile?

The Profile section on your settings is where you capture all of your unique preferences for gathering information so the AI can remember them and use that information to give you results that fit you best. There’s no need to repeat custom instructions or preferences applied here on your queries.

You can find your AI Profile in your Settings page in the top right corner tab.

What should I include in the Profile section?

You can include details that help Perplexity personalize your experience, such as age, location, interests, values & beliefs, search response format, preferred language, or even dietary needs. For instance if you enjoy science and speak English, the AI will tailor the responses accordingly. Remember, share only what makes you feel comfortable, as we prioritize your privacy.

Why are my AI profile criteria not applied to my search results?

You might have missed activating your AI Profile. Navigate to AI Profile on the left side menu on the web or towards the bottom of the page if you are on a mobile web browser, then hit Activate at the top right corner.

Please remember that there are technical limitations to what assistants and models can do in terms of custom instructions. It is not possible to "fine tune" models through the AI profile or add documents or images for reference.

Do I need to use a Pro Search in order for my AI Profile criteria to be applied to search results?

Not at all! Your AI Profile will enhance your search results in Quick Search too. However, Pro search does have the advantage of clarifying your queries for even better results.

How is my location set?

Your location is inferred from your network, but it can be overridden in your Profile settings. If you ask a query without setting the Location in your profile, you will receive a response based on your network location.


How can I change Perplexity’s interface and response language to my suit my language preference?

Interface language is inferred from your browser and operating system settings, we are working on supporting more languages in the future.

How can I ensure Perplexity responds in my language of preference?

Answer language is detected based on your question but can be overridden in your Profile settings. You can set your preferred AI response language by going to your Settings, following the Profile tab and scrolling to Which language should the AI use?

Please note that this preference will override the language in which the initial query is made, for example; if you ask a question in english, you will receive a response in the language you’ve chosen.

API Settings

For access to our API and our variety of models, the API settings tab will be your point of operation, you can add payment methods, monitor your usage and generate API keys to integrate Perplexity seamlessly into your workflow. Learn more about the API here.