How to Change Your Facebook Cover Photo

Posted September 21, 2017 by Leomar Umpad in Facebook, Internet

How to Edit Facebook Cover Photo

Don’t tell the world who you are, show them. Your Facebook photo will say a thousand words. You just need to find the picture-perfect Facebook cover photo or pick the best one. People will first notice your Facebook cover photo when they visit your Facebook page, and that is precisely why it is very significant to make the classic first impression possible and for the cover photo to express exactly what it is you are aiming for. In this article, we will show you how to change your Facebook cover photo on your mobile devices or desktop computer easily.


You can also create your own Facebook cover photo using different software like Photoshop (desktop) or mobile photo editor. Going this direction allows you to create a picture-perfect representation of yourself and what you want to show to the world. The Facebook cover photo will serve as a background to your Timeline so people can find you and learn about you. It is recommended that you choose outstanding photos or pictures that speak and represent who you, what you do, or what you love.

Method 1: Changing Your Facebook Cover Photo on Mobile

If you are using an Android phone, iPhone, Windows Mobile, or any mobile device, follow these steps to update your cover photo through the Facebook mobile app.
1.Go to your phone’s Home screen and look for the Facebook app.FAcebook Mobile App
2.Tap on the Menu button (an icon with three lines) at the right side of the screen. Take note that depending on your operating system and your Facebook app version, the Menu button can be located either on the top or bottom part of the screen.Facebook Menu icon
3.Tap on your name to go to your profile page.Facebook Menu Profile
4.Tap on the Edit button (camera icon) under your current Facebook cover photo. Take note that there are two Edit buttons. One is for your cover photo, and the other one is for your profile picture. Ensure that you click on the Edit button for the cover photo.Facebook Profile Edit Cover Profile button
5.A list of possible actions will pop up. You can choose Upload Photo, Select Photo on Facebook, or Take a New 360 Photo. For this tutorial’s purposes, let’s tap on the Select Photo on Facebook.Facebook Profile Edit Cover Options
6.Choose a cover photo from your Facebook photos. Facebook Profile Edit Cover Select Photo Mobile
7.A preview of how your profile with the selected photo as the cover photo is shown. This is how the new photo is shown on your mobile Facebook cover. Tap, hold and drag your cover photo to position it correctly within the frame of your mobile screen.Facebook Profile Edit Cover Drag to Reposition
8.Tap on the Save button.Facebook Profile Edit Cover Profile Save
9.Facebook will automatically refresh. You have successfully changed your Facebook cover photo.Facebook Profile Edit Cover Profile Success
Note: If you don’t like the way your cover photo is positioned, you can use the same Change Cover menu to either reposition or remove your cover photo. One of the perks about cover photo timeline of Facebook is that you can change it as often as you want.

Method 2: Changing Your Facebook Cover Photo Using Desktop Browser
To make sure you have the best experience possible, we recommend using the most up-to-date version of one of the following browsers:
• Google Chrome
• Mozilla Firefox
• Safari
• Internet Explorer
• Opera

1. Open your preferred internet browser.Google Chrome icon on Computer
2. Go to www.facebook.com. Enter your Email or Phone and Password then click on the Log In button.Login Facebook
3. Go to your Facebook profile by clicking on your profile/name at the upper-right part of the screen.Facebook Profile icon
4. You will be taken to your profile page. Click on the Camera icon to update cover photo.Facebook Profile Edit Cover button
5. The pop-up window will give you four options. These are as follows:

Choose from My Photos – to select photos you’ve already added to Facebook
Upload Photo – to select a cover photo stored on your computer
Reposition – to slide your photo up, down, left or right
Remove – remove the current cover photo
For tutorial purposes, select the Choose From My Photos option. You can select photos that you’ve already added to Facebook.Facebook Profile Edit Cover Choose from My Photos
6. Photos in your Facebook account will pop-up. Tap on the photo that you want to make as the cover photo.Facebook Profile Edit Cover Select Photo
7. Once you have decided the best cover photo for you, you will be taken to your profile’s preview with the selected photo as the profile picture. Drag the image to reposition and click Save Changes.Facebook Profile Edit Cover Drag to Reposition and SAve
8. You have successfully changed your Facebook cover photo. Facebook Change of Cover Photo Done

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What’s the ideal size for a Facebook cover photo?
A: According to Facebook, 820 pixels wide by 312 pixels tall on desktops and 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall on mobile devices.

Q: What type of image attracts people to like my Facebook cover photo?
A: Something that fits with your audience’s interest. Picking the right colors and finding the right words. This is to make people feel a positive way or take an explicit action when they visit your page

As it has been pointed out, there are a lot of tremendous ways to use your Facebook cover photo. Just don’t forget to update once in a while to keep it fresh and interesting. But whatever road you take, remember that first impression last. Do you have tips and tricks when updating your cover photo? What do you think should a perfect Facebook cover photo show? Let us know in the comments section.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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