How to Change Your Cover Photo on Facebook
When someone goes to your Facebook profile, your cover photo and profile photo are what they see first. And you can change it whenever you want. Changing your cover photo is a great way to personalize your profile. Here's how to do that.
How to change your Facebook cover photo on Desktop
Step 1: Go to Facebook and log into your account.
Step 2: Click your first name to go to your profile.
Step 3: Hover over Update Cover Photo at the top-left corner of your current cover photo.
If you don't have a cover photo yet, it will say Add Cover Photo.
Step 4: Select one of the following options from the drop-down menu that appears.
- Select Photo - Select a photo from your existing Facebook photos.
- Upload Photo... - Select a photo from your computer.
If you choose Select Photo, the Choose from my Photos will appear. It shows your recent photos. You can see a full list of your photo albums by clicking Photo Albums. Next, click the photo that you want to add to your Facebook cover photo.
If you choose Upload Photo..., a window will pop up that lets you look through your computer's files. Click Open and choose the photo you want to use as your cover photo.
Step 6: Once you pick a photo, you can move it around by clicking it and dragging it up or down.
Step 7: Click Save Changes to save your cover photo. Click Cancel if you want to choose again.
How to change your cover photo on the Mobile app
Step 1: Open Facebook.
Step 2: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 3: Tap your name to go to your profile page.
Step 4: Tap your cover photo.
Step 5: Select one of the following options:
- Upload Photo - Select a photo from your phone's photo gallery.
- Select Photo on Facebook - Select a photo from photos you've already added to Facebook.
Step 6: Tap the photo you want as your cover photo.
Step 7: Drag the photo around to reposition it.
Step 8: Tap Save at the top right corner.
Your cover photo should be at least 720 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall. This will ensure the photo will look good on any device. You can change your cover photo whenever you want. You can upload a new photo from your device or choose an existing photo from your albums to set as your cover photo.
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