How to change Facebook cover photo

How to change Facebook cover photo
How to change Facebook cover photo
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Facebook's cover photo feature allows you to display a background image behind an account's profile photo. You can easily change the cover photo on any mobile platform from the Facebook app. You can also change the image settings to personalize it.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Change an existing cover photo

Change Your Cover Photo on Facebook Mobile Step 1

Step 1. Open the Facebook mobile app

If you don't already have it, you can download the Facebook app for free for the iOS, Android and Windows platforms.

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Step 2. Tap the 3 horizontal line icon

This icon will open the More menu and should be in the lower right corner of your screen.

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Step 3. Tap your name in the More menu

You will be redirected to your profile page.

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Step 4. Select Edit

This option is in the lower right corner of the cover photo.

The Edit option gives you 3 choices: Select Photo to import a photo from your image gallery, View Cover Photo to display your cover photo and Select Photo from Facebook to use an existing Facebook photo as the cover photo

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Step 5. Choose Select Photo

You will be taken to your photo gallery from where you can select an image to use as a cover photo.

  • If the Facebook app does not have access to your photo gallery, you will be asked to allow it to access it.
  • You can also tap Select Photo from Facebook to choose an image from Photos of You (the photos people have tagged you with) or Albums (the photos you uploaded to your account).
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Step 6. Tap the photo you want to use

Then press Ended.

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Step 7. Reposition your photo

You can drag your photo up, down, left or right. You can also zoom in to make it larger.

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Step 8. Press Save

You have successfully edited your cover photo!

Part 2 of 2: edit the cover photo

Change Your Cover Photo on Facebook Mobile Step 9

Step 1. Open the Facebook mobile app

If you have not yet installed the Facebook app on your phone, you can download it for free for the iOS, Android and Windows platforms.

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Step 2. Press the 3 horizontal lines in the toolbar

This icon opens the More menu. You will find it at the bottom right of your screen.

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Step 3. Go to your profile page

In the More menu, tap your name to view your profile page.

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Step 4. Tap your cover photo

This will open a menu with several options.

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Step 5. Select the Show Cover Photo option

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Step 6. Open photo specific options

To do this, press the 3 dots at the top right of the cover photo.

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Step 7. Review your options

From this menu you can perform various actions.

  • Deleting Photo will remove your Facebook cover photo.
  • Use as profile photo allows you to select part of the cover photo to use as a profile photo.
  • Save Photo allows you to upload your cover photo.
  • Send in Messenger lets you send your cover photo directly to a Facebook friend.
  • Edit Caption allows you to add or edit the description of your cover photo.
  • Disabling notifications will disable comments, likes, shares, or tag notifications.
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Step 8. Tap the identify icon

This icon is located at the top right of the screen, next to the photo options, and looks like a clothing tag.

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Step 9. Tap anywhere on the screen

You can select a person or object to identify by tapping on it to open an identification menu. You will be asked which of your Facebook friends are in the photo.

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Step 10. Type the name of the person you want to identify

You can also type words or numbers that don't match any of your Facebook friends (eg to identify inanimate objects).

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Step 11. Select the Done option

If you have identified a person, this will send them a notification.

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Step 12. Press the identify icon again

This will close the identification mode.

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Step 13. Add a geographic location

To do this, press the location icon between the photo options menu and the identification icon.

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Step 14. Type your city and country in the dedicated field

The field is labeled Find Places.

You can also enter landmarks and parks in the search box

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Step 15. Select your location

When your location appears on the page, tap it to add it to your photo.

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Step 16. Press X at the top left

This button allows you to save all your changes. Tap it when you're happy with your cover photo!

Advice

  • Your cover image should be at least 720 pixels wide. If it is not the required size, you can zoom in on it to increase its area and then take a screenshot of the larger version.
  • Facebook has strict rules for explicit or inappropriate images. If you are unsure whether your photo is appropriate or not, read the Facebook Terms of Service again.

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