How to Change Your Profile Picture on Facebook

Your profile picture is the face that you show the world on Facebook. When someone receives a friend request, they see the picture. Wall posts show up in your friend's new streams with a miniature version of your profile picture. This picture may be anything that suits your fancy, such as an old school picture, a brand new picture, a photo of your pet, virtual art or something of your own creation.

Instructions

    • 1

      Log on to facebook.com using your preferred Web browser. Click the "Profile" link at the top of the window. Move the mouse over your profile picture on the top left side of the page.

    • 2

      Click the "Change Picture" link. Click the option you want to select a new photo.

    • 3

      Click the "Browse" button to upload a picture from your computer. Click the "Take a Picture" button to use your Webcam to take a new photo.

    • 4

      Drag the edges of the picture to adjust the thumbnail image. Click "Finished" when done.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may also set an existing Facebook photo as your profile picture by clicking the "Make Profile Picture" option at the bottom of the picture.

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