How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account

Your profile picture is often the first thing people notice on Facebook. For this reason, it is essential that the photo you choose perfectly reflects your personality and is up to date.

How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account

You are more likely to want to change your image over time. In some cases, you may want to completely remove all traces of having had a particular profile picture.

Fortunately, getting rid of all unwanted profile pictures is a relatively simple process. This article will show you how to successfully remove all unwanted profile pictures from your Facebook account, depending on your device.



How to Delete a Profile Picture on Facebook on an iPhone

With 14% of the world owning iPhones, it seemed only fitting that Facebook would create a mobile version. What's good is that users can access many features and functions on the go, including removing profile pictures. Here's how to navigate to deleting a Facebook profile picture on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines located at the bottom right of the screen.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  3. Select your name.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  4. From your profile, choose “Photos” then “Albums”.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  5. Go to the “Profile Pictures” album.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  6. Select the photo you want to delete.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  7. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  8. Tap "Delete Photo" and then "Delete."
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account

How to Delete Profile Picture on Facebook on Android Device

In June 2022, Android maintained its position as the world's leading mobile operating system, holding over 80% market share. Nearly two hundred million Android users access Facebook through their devices and luckily they can use most of its features.



Follow these steps to successfully remove a profile picture from your Android device:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your Android device.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  2. In the upper right corner of the page, select the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines).
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  3. Tap your name.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  4. Scroll down to 'Photos', then select 'Albums'.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  5. Go to “Profile Pictures”.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  6. Choose the photo you want to delete.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  7. Tap the three dots in the right corner.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  8. Select "Delete Photo".
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account

How to Delete Profile Picture on Facebook on PC

While Facebook's mobile app has become increasingly popular, many still like to access the app through a PC. Follow these steps to remove a profile picture from your Facebook:


  1. Open your browser and head to Facebook website.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  2. Once logged in, go to your profile.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  3. From your profile, choose “Photos” then “Albums”.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  4. Go to the “Profile Pictures” album.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  5. Choose the photo you want to delete.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  6. Click on the “three horizontal dots” at the top right.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  7. Select "Delete Photo", then a confirmation message will appear. Select "Delete" again.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account

How to Delete a Profile Picture on Facebook on an iPad

If you have an iPhone, browsing an iPad should be relatively familiar. Here's how to remove a Facebook profile picture from your iPad:

  1. From your "Home" page, go to the Facebook application.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  2. Select the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) in the right corner.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  3. Go to your profile.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  4. Tap on your “profile picture” then choose “Show profile picture”. Choose the photo you want to delete.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  5. Tap the three dots in the right corner.
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account
  6. Select "Delete Photo".
    How to remove a Facebook profile picture from your account

Additional FAQs

How do I add or change a Facebook profile picture?

To create a new profile photo or change an existing photo, simply follow these steps for your smartphone. The steps are the same for iPhones and Android devices:


1. Open the Facebook app on your device.

2. Tap the three horizontal lines at the bottom right of the screen.

3. Select your profile at the top of the page.

4. Tap the camera icon located in the corner of your profile picture.

5. Tap “Select profile picture”.

6. Choose a photo from your camera roll or existing Facebook albums.

7. If you wish, you can crop your image. When done, press “Save”.

How to add a frame to a profile picture on Facebook?

Adding a frame to your profile picture can show your solidarity with a particular cause, mark celebrations, enhance your profile aesthetic, and more.

From your Smartphone (the steps are the same whether you are using an Android or an iPhone):

1. Open the Facebook app on your device.

2. Tap on the three dots on the right side.

3. From there, head to your profile.

4. Next to your profile picture, select the camera icon.

5. From the options that appear, choose “Add frame”.

6. You can then choose from the suggested frames or search for a specific one.

Picture Perfect Profile

Your Facebook profile picture can act as a window to the soul. Often, the chosen photo represents a visual association for users. This can be especially important for business owners trying to promote their brands.

At one time or another, we've all wanted to delete a profile picture. Fortunately, Facebook has made this relatively simple. We hope this guide has helped you better understand how to successfully remove a profile picture from your Facebook account.

Have you tried deleting a profile picture? If so, how did you find the process? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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