If you’re wondering how to change your Facebook profile picture, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to do it, one step at a time. We’ll do this for both the desktop version of Facebook and the Android app, just so you’ll be fulfilled on all fronts. This is something many of you (those of you who use Facebook) have done before, many times, although some of you may not yet know how to do it.
Below we will first talk about the desktop version of Facebook, the web client, and then we will move on to the application. Here you will find step-by-step instructions, as well as screenshots to help you follow. The process hasn’t really changed much over the years, but there are a few differences…so let’s get started.
How to change your Facebook profile picture – desktop
The first thing you’ll need to do is open Facebook in your browser of choice and log in. Once you’ve done that and you’re on the homepage, you’ll see your current profile picture and name at the top. left corner. Click on it.
Once your profile is open, you’ll see a larger profile picture on the left, along with a camera icon. Click that camera icon in the top right corner of your profile picture.
The next menu is a pop-up, and it will show you the “Update profile picture” option. From here, you can either upload a new photo by clicking on the “Upload Photo” option. Or… you can just choose from some of the photos offered here, which are already updated on Facebook. You can choose from several categories. The images in this example are covered, for privacy reasons, but they are there.
How to change your Facebook profile picture – mobile
If you’re using your Facebook app, the process is just as easy. Open the app and while you are on the home screen you will see your current profile picture on the left side. Press it.
In the next menu, you’ll see a larger representation of that profile picture and a camera icon in the lower right corner, just like on the desktop. You have to select that, of course.
In the next menu, you will see the option “Select a profile picture”, which we are looking for.
This option will launch you into the “Select Photo” menu. Just like on desktop, you can either upload one of the images from your device (in this case, your phone) or select one of the images that are already on Facebook. The layout is different here, however, of course.