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Change your photo on Facebook and save yourself the comments

Social networks are the main means of communication used by the new generations. That immediacy, that ease of contacting and commenting on everything has many advantages, especially since we can always control our privacy and what others see of us.

In this case we will change our profile photo on Facebook so that others do not know that we have done it and all that it entails.

In social networks, everything we do and publish is susceptible to being commented on, given opinions… Everything. On Facebook, when you change any element of your profile (profile, cover, personal data, contact data, etc.) an automatic publication is generated for all your friends to see.

Normally we do not give importance to this, but the truth is that sometimes it causes cascades of opinions that we still do not want to receive, so it is interesting to know how we can do so that when we change our profile photo we are not exposed to the free opinions of others.

Change profile picture

Changing our Facebook account photo is very simple. Both processes, desktop version and mobile application are similar except for the location of the elements, which may vary.

In the browser

To change the photo, the first thing we have to do, once we have connected to Facebook with our username and password, is to access our account. To do this we have to click on the icon with our photo in the round. We can find it on the right side of the top menu bar or at the top of the menu on the left side.

We will see the cover photo with our profile in the middle. In the lower right part of this we have the icon of a Camera, we press it. The window will open to choose the new photo that we are going to choose. The options will be endless because first we will see the suggestions of the network itself, the reel with the photos uploaded in chronological order, photos in which you are tagged, photos with your closest friends, all the previous profile and cover photos and then and the photo albums you have since you created the account. If you want to add a new photo, click on + Upload photo and access our team to choose the file for the new image.

Once the image is chosen, you only have to adjust the size, ideally it should be square, although the way it will be displayed will always be circular. We see the Facebook notice: Your profile picture is public, and it is seen by everyone except the friends you have blocked. We click Save and the change will have been updated.

On Android

If we want to do it from the Android application we just have to go to our account and click on the icon in the lower right with the shape of a Camera.

Then we will go to Select profile photo to choose another image from our gallery on the social network (within albums, previous images, application suggestions, etc.) or we will upload a new one from our smartphone.

On iOS

The process is similar to the rest. We just have to go to our account by clicking on our image. We will find it in the upper left corner or by clicking on the menu icon in the lower right corner and then on View profile at the top.

We select the Camera icon and click on Select profile photo or video. Likewise, the selection window will open to choose the new image or upload it from our iPhone, the first gallery is our Reel. Once done we click Save.

Add frames

If you do not know that frames can be added, surely if you have ever seen images on Facebook with different borders, icons, stickers or other similar designs. In some cases they will be edited previously, but most of them can be added directly from Facebook, they are called frames.

When you click on the Camera icon to change the image, we will see the Add frame button. It is not necessary to change it, we can add the frame to the current image. In the left side half we have the search engine and the suggestions where we will find frames of all kinds of themes.

At the bottom we can configure the period of activity of the frame that we have installed, many of the themes are seasonal or refer to specific events. We will choose the period in which we will have the previous image again between 1 hours, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month or a custom duration.

Use temporarily

As with the frames, we can also replace our image temporarily, choosing a period of time after which the previous image is restored. For example, when specific times like Christmas, summer or an anniversary arrive.

To activate the temporality we have to click on the Use temporarily button that will appear just before saving the changes. Here we can choose between different periods: 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week or customize.

When we choose Customize, we can establish a specific period of our choice, choosing exactly when we want it to be restored to the previous image. A new window opens for us to choose the exact date and time of the reset we want

Don't show change notification

By default Facebook notifies all your friends of the change, once you do it the updated image is published, but you can prevent this from happening and avoid comments and opinions from everyone.

In the browser

To remove the message from the notification we will have to go to our social network account. We scroll down to see our posts in chronological order and the first, the newest, will be the notification of XXXXX has updated his profile photo.

In that publication we will have to click on the planet Earth icon right at the end of the notification message. Thus we will open the privacy menu for that publication by choosing who can see it: public (everyone), friends, friends except ..., only me (this is the option we must choose), specific friends, personalized list or best friends.

On iOS

The process in mobile applications is different, but more comfortable and faster. When you change the image on an iPhone or iPad you can activate or deactivate the Share photo option in the News section.

By default it is activated, but in the confirmation menu, when you have to Save the changes you can deactivate the check box. In the same way, if by mistake we have published the notification, or if we have regretted having done so, we can do as in the browser version. We go to the publication in our account, click on the three menu points of that specific publication and select Edit privacy to choose who can see that notification.

On Android

The process in the official Facebook application for Android is similar if you want your friends not to be notified of your photo changes on the social network. Once you have chosen the new image, edited the size and added the frame if you wish, you will have at the bottom of the screen the check box to Share your update in the news section.

In any case, it is not a definitive option because if you regret having shown it, or you see that this notification is giving more to talk about the account, you can always hide it. You just have to access the menu of that publication and click on Edit privacy to choose that only you can see it.

View profile photos uploaded to Facebook

Facebook cover and profile picture gallery is a native album that is created from scratch on the social network. If you want to see all the images you've had since you created the account, you just have to go to your account and click on Photos in the See more drop-down. If you do it from the mobile application you will access it through the Photos button below your friends list. Once there we will click on the Albums button and the first of them will be the gallery we are looking for.

If what we want is to see the images of other people, the operation is similar to what we have done previously. We will enter your account and click again on the photo of that contact. It will open large, but with some side arrows that will allow us to scroll through the different images that it has published before.

In the same way, we can click on the Photos button of your account and go to the Albums to access the gallery. This option is also valid for users who are not our friends on Facebook, we will only depend on your privacy settings, we will only see the images cataloged as public.

Date update on 2021-07-19. Date published on 2021-07-19. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: adslzone