Facebook Temporary Profile Picture – What is it and how to add one?

 

Facebook, world’s most popular social network offers a variety of features to its users. Almost every smartphone user have Facebook application installed on their smartphones to stay connected with the world’s people. Facebook has been updating their apps with new features for quite some time. If you’ve been using Facebook for a long time, you might have noticed a feature called, Temporary Profile Picture. This feature allows you to set a temporary image as profile picture for a specific period of time. After that, the profile picture will be changed to the current one. Today, we are going to show you how you can upload a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook. 

Though, Facebook is widely popular with millions of its regular users around the globe, the process of changing the Temporary Profile Picture is same for all the platforms. Facebook is not just a social network but it’s like a whole new world where people can connect, chat and share. If you owned a Business, you can make use of Facebook Advertisement to reach out to more people through Facebook. Apart from this, Facebook has a bunch of other features as well to make your life simpler.

If you are not aware about this Temporary Profile Picture feature, you need not to worry about it at all. As here, we have prepared a step by step tutorial with which you can easily set up and upload your own Temporary Profile Picture to your Facebook’s profile. The process is quite simple, it just requires a few simple steps to be followed. Let’s get on to the tutorial now!

Facebook is available on different platforms, mainly people use Facebook on their respective Android or iOS platforms and from the official website. We would guide you through all the platforms from where you can easily upload Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook.

Facebook Temporary Profile Picture 

Facebook Temporary Profile Picture for Android

Step 1 :

Go to your Phone’s Apps menu and select the Facebook icon to launch Facebook on an Android smartphone.

Step 2 :

Now, if you have not signed into your Facebook account, kindly enter Username and Password of your account to sign into your Facebook account through Facebook application on Android smartphone.

Step 3 :

At the top right corner, you would see three lined button. Kindly select that button.

Step 4 :

A dropdown menu will be presented to you. First option will be of your Facebook Profile. Kindly select the first option featuring your Profile Photo with name. Select it out from here.



Step 5 :

You could see your own Facebook profile with your Profile Picture, Cover Image and all the other details here. Kindly go to the Facebook Profile picture where you could see Edit option at the lower left corner of the Profile Picture. Select Edit option.

Step 6 :

A menu will be presented to you with different options from which you have to select Select Profile Picture option.

Step 7 :

Once you select this option, you would be provided with a few more options to choose a new profile picture for your Facebook profile. You can choose from the existing photos which you have uploaded in the past to your Facebook or you can upload a new one, the choice is yours.

Step 8 :

Once you upload a new profile picture to your Facebook, at the lower side, you would see an option, Make Temporary. Click on to this option.

Step 9 :

Here, you could see Duration option with the time period to keep this image as your Facebook’s Profile Picture. Kindly select the time duration from the given options. You can select 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week from the available options. You can even select your own time period with Custom option.

Step 10 :

Once done, you could see Use option at the upper right corner of the page. Kindly select this option when you see after setting up your Temporary Profile Picture’s time.

That’s all you have to do in order to change or upload a Temporary Image as your Facebook Profile Picture on an Android smartphone.

Now, what if you are using an iOS device? How could you change the Profile Picture with Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook on iOS platform? Well, there’s no changes to the above steps. Just like Android device, you could easily change Facebook’s Temporary Profile Picture. Following steps will guide you through it.

Facebook Temporary Profile Picture for iOS

Step 1 :

Go to the Apps menu and launch Facebook application by tapping on to its icon.

Step 2 :

Make sure you are signed in with your Facebook account, if not, kindly enter Username and Password to sign in.



Step 3 :

At the bottom left corner you could see dotted button. Tap it out and it will bring you a number of options.

Step 4 :

Kindly select your Profile from the menu presented to you.



Step 5 :

This is your Facebook’s Profile with Profile Picture, Cover Image and all the other details about you. Kindly select the Profile Picture by clicking on to the Edit button.

Step 6 :

Just like Android smartphone, you would see options to upload a new profile image. Select this option from the available different options.

Step 7 :

Kindly select the new Temporary Profile Picture from the existing photos or select an upload button to upload a new one.

Step 8 :



Once done, you could see Make Temporary option at the bottom side of the image. Kindly select this option.



Step 9 :

You would be asked to select the duration of this Temporary Profile on your Facebook. Once you select the time period of this image, select the Use button.

This is how you can change your Facebook Profile Picture with a Temporary Profile Picture on an iOS device such as iPhone and iPad.

If you are using Facebook with its web version. You don’t need to worry about as following steps will guide you to change Facebook Profile image with a Temporary Profile Picture on Facebook’s Website. Follow the steps given below.

Facebook Temporary Profile Picture for PC or Facebook Website

Step 1 :

Make sure to launch a web browser on your PC. It could be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari or any other. Launch it well on your PC.



Step 2 :



Go to the Address bar and enter Facebook’s URL there and hit the Enter button.

Step 3 :



Facebook’s official page will be presented to you. If you have already signed up, you could see your timeline on the first page, if you are not signed in, you have to enter your username and password into the required fields.

Step 4 :

Now, you need to open your Facebook profile. You can select the name from the upper right corner of the page or you can select your name from the left side of the main page. This will open your Facebook Profile.

Step 5 :

Here, you could see all the details of yours including the cover image, profile picture and your own timeline with the things that you have shared in the past.

Step 6 :

Kindly go to your Profile Picture and select Update Profile Picture option.



Step 7 :

You could see two options here, Upload Photo and Add Frame. Kindly select Upload Photo option from here.

Step 8 :



Once you select this option, you would be provided a Window from which you can browse the images which are available on your PC. You can even choose the photo from the existing pictures.

Step 9 :

Once you uploaded a new image, you could see Make Temporary option at the bottom side. Click on to this option.

Step 10 :

Just like smartphone, you would be asked to select the duration for this profile picture. Select proper time period to keep this new image as your Facebook Profile Image for the select time period.

Step 11 :

At last, click on to Save button to save changes.

That’s all you have to do in order to upload Temporary Profile Picture to your Facebook through website.

Facebook will keep the selected new Temporary Image for limited time which you have selected. After that, Facebook will replace this image to the last profile picture that you have been using.

Apart from this, you want to ask something to Facebook, you can easily do so, by submitting your questions to Facebook community. You can even recover your deleted messages from Facebook if you are using Facebook’s Messenger app. So, there are a variety of tricks and tips available to make your Facebook’s life better.

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Facebook Temporary Profile Picture – What is it and how to add one?
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