3 ways to add a temporary profile picture on Facebook

3 ways to add a temporary profile picture on Facebook
3 ways to add a temporary profile picture on Facebook
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For some reason, you might want to make a particular photo on Facebook temporary. But you don't know how to do it. Find out with some very simple tips how to get there whether you are using a device running iOS, Android or even if you are using the desktop version of the application.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Using an iPhone or iPad

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 1

Step 1. Tap the app icon to open it

This icon looks like a white f on a blue background.

  • If you haven't signed in yet, do so by entering your email address (or phone number) and password. Then press Log in.
Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 2

Step 2. Tap the ☰ icon

You can find it at the bottom right of your screen.

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 3

Step 3. Tap your username

You should see it at the top of your screen.

If you are managing a Facebook page, select the name of the page

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 4

Step 4. Press the Edit Profile button

This icon is at the bottom of the profile photo preview which is located (itself) at the top of the page.

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 5

Step 5. Tap Select Photo

By doing so, you will have several options.

  • FILM where you will have the images saved in the phone memory.
  • PICTURE OF YOU where you will have all the Facebook images you had been tagged on.
  • SUGGESTED PHOTOS where you will have photos chosen by the system from your Facebook albums.
  • ALBUMS which allows you to browse all Facebook albums.
Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 6

Step 6. Select the image to use

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 7

Step 7. Press PROVISIONAL

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 8

Step 8. Tap a duration

You have 4 options for how long your temporary profile photo will be visible:

  • 1 hour
  • 1 day
  • 1 week
  • personalized (you must choose a restoration date)
Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 9

Step 9. Press USE

You will see this button at the top right of your screen. This will keep your temporary profile picture visible until it expires or you change it. After expiration, the last profile picture you used will reappear.

Method 2 of 3: Using an Android

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 10

Step 1. Tap the app icon to open it

This icon looks like a white f on a blue background.

  • If you haven't signed in yet, do so by entering your email address (or phone number) and password. Then press Log in.
Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 11

Step 2. Tap the ☰ icon

You can find it at the top right of your screen.

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 12

Step 3. Tap your username

You should see it at the top of your screen.

If you are managing a Facebook page, select the name of the page

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 13

Step 4. Press the Edit Profile button

This icon is located at the bottom of the profile photo preview which is (itself) at the top of the page.

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 14

Step 5. Tap Select Photo

By doing so, you will have several options.

  • FILM where you will have the images saved in the phone memory.
  • PICTURE OF YOU where you will have all the Facebook images you had been tagged on.
  • SUGGESTED PHOTOS where you will have photos chosen by the system from your Facebook albums.
  • ALBUMS which allows you to browse all Facebook albums.
Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 15

Step 6. Select the image to use

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 16

Step 7. Press PROVISIONAL

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 17

Step 8. Tap a duration

You have 4 options for how long your temporary profile photo will remain visible:

  • 1 hour
  • 1 day
  • 1 week
  • personalized (you must choose a restoration date)
Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 18

Step 9. Press USE

You will see this button at the top right of your screen. This will keep your temporary profile picture visible until it expires or you change it. After expiration, the last profile picture you used will reappear.

Method 3 of 3: Using the desktop version of Facebook

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 19

Step 1. Go to Facebook

Facebook will open on your news feed.

  • If you haven't signed in yet, do so by entering your email address (or phone number) and password. Then press Log in.
Change Your Cover Photo on Facebook Step 10

Step 2. Click on your username

You should see it in the blue strip at the top of your screen.

The button where your name is located also contains your current profile picture

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 21

Step 3. Place your mouse cursor over the profile picture

When doing so, you will see the Edit Profile Photo button. Press this button. You will see this button in the upper left corner of your Facebook page.

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 22

Step 4. Select the image to use

You have the option to browse all your photos or click on + Import a photo.

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 23

Step 5. Click on MAKE PROVISIONAL

You will see this button at the bottom left of the window.

Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 24

Step 6. Click on the 1 day box

You will see this button to the right of Back to previous photo in just above the RENDER option. You can choose between:

  • 1 hour
  • 1 day
  • 1 week
  • never
  • personalized (you must choose a restoration date)
Add a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook Step 25

Step 7. Click Save

By doing so, you will have configured your temporary profile picture.

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