How to Change Your Facebook Cover Photo

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, here’s how you can change your Facebook cover photo:

  1. Using a Desktop Browser:
    • Open your preferred web browser and go to the Facebook website (
    • Log in to your account if you haven’t already.
    • Navigate to your Facebook profile by clicking on your profile picture or name.
    • Hover your mouse cursor over your current cover photo at the top of your profile.
    • Click the “Update Cover Photo” button that appears in the top-left corner of the cover photo area.
    • Choose an option to upload a new photo:
      • Select a photo from your existing Facebook photos.
      • Upload a new photo from your computer.
      • Choose a photo from your Facebook albums.
    • Once you’ve selected the photo you want, adjust the position and dimensions if necessary.
    • Click the “Save Changes” button.
  2. Using the Facebook Mobile App:
    • Open the Facebook app on your mobile device.
    • Tap the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner to open the menu.
    • Scroll down and tap on your name to navigate to your profile.
    • Tap on your current cover photo.
    • Select an option to either choose a photo from your existing Facebook photos or take a new photo.
    • Once you’ve selected or taken a photo, adjust the position and dimensions if needed.
    • Tap the “Save” button in the top-right corner.

Please note that Facebook’s interface and features may change over time, so the steps may vary slightly from what is described here. If you’re having trouble finding the right options, you can also refer to Facebook’s official help center or community resources for the most up-to-date instructions.

Always ensure that the cover photo you upload complies with Facebook’s guidelines and policies regarding content and size.

Written by Clara Lee