How to change your Cover Photo on Facebook
A Facebook timeline cover photo is the larger one at the top of your profile. This article shows you how to change your cover photo on Facebook right from your mobile app or desktop.
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. It's on the upper-right side of the page.
Step 3: Hover over Update Cover Photo. It's in the top-left corner of your current cover photo.
If you don't have a cover photo, it will say Add Cover Photo.
Step 4: A drop-down menu will appear. Select one of the following options:
- 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. Then, click the photo that you want to add to your Facebook cover photo.
If you choose Upload Photo..., a window for navigating your computer's files will appear. Select the photo you want as your cover photo and click Open.
Step 6: Once you choose a photo, you can change the position of the image by clicking it and dragging it up or down.
Step 7: Click Save Changes to save your cover photo. If you want a different one, click Cancel to choose again.
How to change your cover photo on the Mobile app
Step 1: Open Facebook.
Step 2: Tap the Settings icon. It's either in the bottom right corner of the screen (iPhone) or the upper-right corner of the screen (Android).
Step 3: Tap your name. This will takes you to your profile page.
Step 4: Tap your cover photo.
Step 5: A drop-down menu will appear. Tap 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. It must be at least 399 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall.
Step 7: Tap and drag the photo around to reposition it.
Step 8: Tap Save. It's in the top right corner of your screen.