How to change your profile picture on Facebook

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Your profile picture is one of the most important aspects of your Facebook account, but if your Facebook profile picture was pulled from your high school yearbook, it might be time to update it with a new photo. . After all, a profile picture on Facebook is the first thing that catches the eye of others. It also separates you from other users of the same name.

But how do you change a profile picture on Facebook? And can you hide it from your timeline? Keep reading to find out.



How to change your profile picture on Facebook

Changing a profile picture on Facebook is relatively simple. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open Facebook and log in to your account.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the "What's on your mind?" or click the arrow in the upper right corner and select "View your profile" to go to your profile page.
  3. Tap the profile picture and select "Update profile picture".
  4. There will be two options. Click "Upload Photo" to upload a new image from your device. Or choose the photo you previously uploaded to Facebook from a list of suggestions.
  5. Press "Save".

How to change your profile picture on Facebook without posting it

If Facebook users want to change a profile picture without posting it to their timeline, there are two methods:

Change profile picture on Facebook on computer without posting

  1. Go to Facebook and log into your account.
  2. Tap the profile icon like we did above.
  3. Click on your profile picture again.
  4. There will be two options. Click on “Update Profile Picture”.
  5. Choose to upload a new photo by clicking "Upload photo" or select the one you have already uploaded before.
  6. Press "Save".
  7. Go to your profile and find the photo you just posted. Tap the three dots at the top right.
  8. There will be a button under your name, probably "Friends". Press it.
  9. Select "Me only".

Although you'll still see a post on your profile, other people won't see it. They will only notice the new profile picture if they view your Facebook profile.



Change profile picture on Facebook on smartphone without posting

To change your profile picture on Facebook without telling other people, here's what you need to do:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap the profile icon at the top left of the screen.
  3. Click on the profile photo and choose “Select profile photo or video”.
  4. Choose the new profile picture.
  5. Uncheck the box next to "Share your update in News Feed".

How to change your profile picture on Facebook Messenger

At the moment, it is not possible to change a profile photo only on Facebook Messenger or via Facebook Messenger. A Facebook and Messenger account are synced, so once users change the profile picture on Facebook (via app or browser), the picture on Messenger changes automatically.

How to Change Your Facebook Profile Picture to Nothing

If Facebook users don't want a photo to show as their profile picture, they should remove the current profile picture without choosing the new one. Here's how to do it:

  1. Go to Facebook and log into your account.
  2. Tap the profile icon located in the "What's on your mind?" section. " box.
  3. Click on the “Photos” tab under the profile photo.
  4. Select “Albums”.
  5. Tap "Profile Pictures".
  6. Find the current profile photo and click the pen icon in the top right of the photo.
  7. Choose “Delete Photo”.

What to do if you can't change your Facebook profile picture

If you're having trouble trying to change your profile picture on Facebook, there are a few things you should do.



First, if you're trying to do this through the app on your phone, close the app and wait a while before reopening it. Then try changing the profile picture.


Next, make sure you are connected to the internet. Maybe that's why you can't change the image.

If you are trying to edit the photo through your computer, close the browser. Wait a few moments and open Facebook again. Then try changing the profile picture.

However, if none of the above steps work, contact Facebook support.

How to change your profile picture on Facebook and hide it from your timeline

Once Facebook users change a profile picture and want to hide it from the timeline, here's what they should do:

  1. Find the photo on your timeline.
  2. Click on the three dots at the top right.
  3. Select "Hide from profile".

Keep in mind that other people will still see your new photo, but the status won't be visible on your timeline.

How to change your profile picture on Facebook without cropping

If a profile picture is too large, users may need to adjust it to match the profile picture circle. Zoom out as much as possible, and that should do the trick.


How to change your profile picture on Facebook without losing your likes

The only way to change a profile picture without losing likes is to use the old profile picture. Here's how to find it and use it as your profile picture again:

  1. Once on Facebook, tap the profile icon in the "What's on your mind?" " box.
  2. Tap the profile picture and choose "Update profile picture".
  3. Find an old photo and tap on it.
  4. Press "Save".

Additional FAQs

If you have more questions about changing your profile picture on Facebook, see the next section.

Can I change my Facebook profile picture without telling everyone?

The easiest way to do this is to use a phone. Once you've selected the photo you want to use as your new profile picture, be sure to uncheck the box next to "Share your updates in the news feed".

How often should you change your profile picture on Facebook?

There is no limit to how often users need to change their profile picture. That said, they can upload a new profile picture every day if they want.

How do I make my profile picture private?

At one time, it was possible to hide your profile picture from the rest of the world. But these days, your profile picture is public by default. The only way to hide your image is to delete it completely. If you want more anonymity, keep in mind that you can make your photo anything you want it to be. It's not necessarily a selfie.

Update your Facebook profile picture easily

Changing a profile picture on Facebook is easy once you know the steps. Facebook also offers an option to hide the image from your timeline or ensure that only you see it.

Have you ever tried to change your photo? How often do you plan to update it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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