Facebook: Change Group Photo Cover

   Posted by Lê Hoàng in Internet

By default, a Facebook group’s photo cover is a combination of the members’ profile photos. While this is an interesting idea, many groups will want to change the cover photo to an image that better represents the group as a whole.

Recently, Facebook updated the appearance of the group function. Now, a photo which covers the entire top of the Facebook group page greets members visiting the group page. Initially, this will be a collage built from the profile pictures of the group. However, some member’s profile pictures may be inappropriate. Additionally, the cover can get crowded if the group has too many members.

Following these steps will allow you to change your group photo cover to a different image.

1. Log in to your Facebook account.

2. Go to the respective group in the left side bar.

3. Hover your mouse over the group’s photo at the top of the window. Click the small photo icon and choose Upload a Photo.

4. Choose your picture from the upload window. The perfect resolution for the group’s cover photo is 800 x 200. Larger image should be fine because you can reposition and resize it later.

5. When the upload process completes, hit Save Changes. If the picture is not at the right position, use your mouse and drag the picture to reposition it.

6. The cover picture is now changed.

Later, if you decide to change the picture or want to revert back to the original one, follow these instructions:

1. Move your mouse over the cover photo, click the Change Group Photo button and then choose Upload a Photo. The process of uploading a new photo is similar to the steps above. To revert back to the original cover picture, hit Remove Photo.

2. When you click Remove Photo, a confirmation window will pop up. Just click Okay to remove it.

3. If you are successful, you will see a notification box. Just click Okay to complete the process.

4. The original group’s cover is now back.


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25 Responses to “Facebook: Change Group Photo Cover”

  1. March 15, 2012 at 6:10 am, anonymous said:

    800×200 got it. thank you!


  2. March 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm, ihavenousername said:

    Ha, same as here! Needed the image size.


  3. April 01, 2012 at 5:10 am, layla said:

    I’ve been reading the size 800 x 200 but what happens when I upload it, the last 3rd of the photo on the right is cut off. I dont understand this. It also does not allow to reposition again the 800 x200 pixel because it’s fixed. Am I the only one having this problem and nobody else? I dont know what to do :(


  4. April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am, Swadesh said:

    in my group non-admin members can also change the group cover photo, how to prevent non-admin members from doing this.


    • April 19, 2012 at 9:30 am, anu said:

      am also facing the same issue everybody is able to change the cover foto non administrator also how to prevent them?>


    • August 01, 2012 at 6:55 pm, Henna Gathering said:

      Thank you for this! It really helped me.


    • May 17, 2013 at 6:53 pm, Gloria said:

      HELP!! How can I prevent members from adding a cover photo to my Group?

      I have my Group Cover photo settings set to pictures of members who post on the Group. A couple of hours ago someone added a horrible Cover Photo. How do I prevent Group Members from adding/changing a Cover Photo to a Group they are not the Admin of? I want my Group to be the default pictures of people who post to the group. I have know idea where the settings are. I don’t see anything in the Group Settings about Members changing the Cover Photo of the Group. Thanks so much. Could the setting be in my personal settings? Thanks for helping.


      • July 09, 2013 at 9:51 am, Pieman said:

        Are you the admin of the group? If so, you can edit those settings to make it so that the Admin must approve.


  5. April 12, 2012 at 7:37 am, Preetam Saha said:

    Thank you so much for the info………. :-)


  6. April 19, 2012 at 9:30 am, anu said:

    in my group non-admin members can also change the group cover photo, how to prevent non-admin members from doing this.


  7. May 03, 2012 at 3:56 pm, ShSh said:

    I deleted the group cover but No I want to upload a new cover and Facebook doesn’t let me!


  8. May 07, 2012 at 12:56 am, Tony said:

    How to stop the change of the cover photo by members?!


  9. June 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm, Praveen said:

    Thanks mate ! this is very helpful….


  10. July 26, 2012 at 8:58 am, Ralee said:

    Thanks, awesome article easy to understand and helped me out


  11. October 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm, Simo said:

    What should I do if I don’t see the small photo icon?


  12. October 25, 2012 at 12:32 am, Marlene said:

    thank you so much, you were the only link that had the real answer to this :-)


  13. November 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm, Mohamed said:



  14. November 27, 2012 at 1:32 am, Sonya said:

    I got nothin!!!!


  15. December 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm, dickyhip said:

    Many thanks.


  16. January 03, 2013 at 9:22 pm, Begang said:

    How do i change using a mobile


  17. January 07, 2013 at 7:05 pm, Daryl Smith said:

    I have noticed that when I go to a group that is still using the default members pictures I am able to change that groups picture. Can that issue be fixed? I am sure I would not want someone changing my group picture. Once they change to a new picture I am not able to change it.


  18. May 02, 2013 at 12:30 pm, e said:

    Can you you update and save without it notifying everyone in the group? I just had to make some minor tweaks to my image.


  19. June 04, 2013 at 10:58 pm, ahmad sear said:

    i have changed the photo of cover page of a group, but the size get different on safari browser ,, let me know that is the sulotion please,,,



  20. July 02, 2013 at 11:56 pm, Madhav said:

    Thank u


  21. October 03, 2013 at 8:58 pm, Michael said:

    I would REALLY love to be able to change my business’s cover photo without sending a notification of the change to all our members. Any ideas on how to do this? Everything I have tried doesn’t work. Thanks,


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