How to Add or Change Your Profile Picture on Facebook: A Quick Guide


To add or change your profile picture on Facebook, follow these steps:

Adding or Changing a Profile Picture on Facebook (Desktop)

  1. Log In to Your Facebook Account: Open your web browser and go to the Facebook homepage ( Log in to your account if you’re not already logged in.
  2. Access Your Profile: Click on your name or profile picture in the top right corner to go to your profile page.
  3. Update Profile Picture: Hover your mouse over your existing profile picture, and you’ll see a “Update” or “Edit Profile Picture” option. Click on it.
  4. Choose a Photo: You can choose to either:
    • Upload a Photo: Select a photo from your computer by clicking “Upload Photo” and then choose the image you want to use as your profile picture. You can crop the image and adjust the position as needed.
    • Take a Photo: If you have a webcam, you can take a new photo by selecting “Take a Photo” and following the on-screen instructions.
  5. Confirm Your Profile Picture: After selecting or taking a photo, you’ll have the option to add a frame, edit, or apply filters if desired. Once you’re satisfied with how your profile picture looks, click “Save.”
  6. Set as Profile Picture: Facebook will now display your updated profile picture in a preview window. To confirm and set it as your new profile picture, click “Save Changes.”

Adding or Changing a Profile Picture on Facebook (Mobile App)

  1. Open the Facebook App: Launch the Facebook app on your mobile device. Make sure you’re logged in to your account.
  2. Go to Your Profile: Tap the three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner to open the menu, then tap on your name or profile picture to go to your profile.
  3. Edit Profile Picture: Tap on your existing profile picture. This will open your current profile picture in full screen.
  4. Choose a Photo: You’ll have the option to either:
    • Take a New Photo: Use your phone’s camera to take a new photo for your profile.
    • Select Profile Picture: Choose a photo from your device’s gallery.
  5. Adjust and Save: If you’re uploading a photo, you can adjust the position and crop it as needed. Tap “Use” or “Save” to confirm your choice.
  6. Set as Profile Picture: Facebook will show you a preview of your new profile picture. To set it as your profile picture, tap “Save” or “Confirm.”
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Your profile picture is now updated on Facebook, reflecting the changes you made. Remember that your profile picture is visible to the public, so choose an appropriate and recognizable image if you want people to easily identify you on the platform.