Is there a setting to get Craft to save user photos to S3 like a regular asset source?

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Craft 3 Update

This is currently possible in Craft 3. Install the AWS S3 plugin from the Plugin Store. Make sure you're running Craft Pro. Create a new Asset Volume using S3. Go to Settings->Users->Settings in the Control Panel and set the "User Photo Location" setting to your S3 volume.

Craft 2

Currently no, although this is likely to change in the upcoming Craft 3.

  • Any way around this? Currently we are deployed on heroku, and its a read only file system. We cant store and save the user images on the site because of this restriction.
    – kenyabob
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 22:52
  • Nothing I'm aware of... sorry.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 23:25
  • Silly follow up, but does Pixel and Tonic have any ideas for Craft 3 release date or what Craft 3 will be addressing?
    – kenyabob
    Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 16:10
  • Looks like this is still not possible?
    – henry
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 21:42
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    @henry updated answer.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 22:54

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