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How to edit photos on Facebook

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After much insistence from your friends, you too have decided to subscribe to Facebook and now, having become familiar with the main functions of this famous social network, you have started sharing some photos with your friends. If you’re reading this guide, though, you obviously need a hand. Let me guess: you’d like to find out how to edit photos on facebook, right? So don’t worry: you’ve come to the right place at the right time!

In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will show you in detail how you can edit the photos uploaded to the famous social network and, in this case, how to act on those highlighted or on the one set as a profile image. For completeness of information, then, I will also explain how to change the privacy of the photos, so as to have greater control over the audience that will view your shots.

So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Well: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next lines and, above all, try to put into practice the information I am about to give you. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and a big good luck for everything!

Edit featured photos on Facebook

Wishes edit featured photos that you set up on your Facebook profile? Let me explain how to proceed on both mobile and computer.

Smartphones and tablets

To edit the photos you have highlighted on your Facebook profile by acting from smartphone or tablet, launch the Facebook app on your device Android, iOS or Windows 10 Mobile, log in to your account (if necessary) and go to your profile by pressing on the thumbnail of the your profile picture present in correspondence with the wording What are you thinking about?.

At this point, locate the section relating to the highlighted content (it is located immediately after the buttons dedicated to editing the profile), tap on thepreview of any highlighted image among those currently set and, in the menu that opens, presses on the wording Edit the featured content.

On the next screen, tap the (x) white placed in the upper right corner of each photo in evidence and presses on the item Delete to delete it. Then tap on the button (+) that appeared and add a new featured photo by selecting it from camera roll, give her suggested photos, give her photo featured previously, etc. At the end of the changes, presses on the item Save to save the changes.

Alternatively, tap on the preview of the highlighted photo you want to edit, press on the item Edit from the menu that opens and then select the image you prefer to use, as I indicated in the previous lines.

Computer

You intend to edit the featured photos on your Facebook profile by acting as computer? To do this, connect to the login page of the social network (or start your own app for Windows 10), log in to your account (if necessary) and go to your personal profile by pressing on Your name at the top, in the blue bar.

At this point, locate the section of the profile dedicated to the featured photos (located at the bottom of the box In short, located on the left of the screen), hover the mouse cursor over one of the images in question and press the icon of the pencil that appears on the screen.

In the window Edit the featured content, presses on (x) placed on one of the images already set to remove it from the highlighted content and select one of the images on the right to insert it among those to be highlighted. If you want to upload more content, press the button instead (+) Upload photos at the top right of the window and select the photos you want to highlight. Finally, remember to save the changes made using the appropriate button.

Edit profile photo on Facebook

Are you going to edit your profile photo on Facebook but you don’t have the faintest idea how to proceed? I guarantee you it’s not complicated at all: you just need to know where to put your hands.

Smartphones and tablets

To edit the Facebook profile photo by acting from smartphone or tablet, you must first start the social network app on your device Android, iOS or Windows 10 Mobile, log into your account (if necessary) and go to your profile by pressing on the thumbnail of the your profile picture current, which is located in correspondence with the wording What are you thinking about?.

Then press the icon of camera post on the current profile photo, tap on the item Select a profile picture or video and select one of the images in the camera roll, in suggested photos, in the uploads and so on.

Once you have selected the profile photo you prefer, press the buttons Edit, Effect And Reason, respectively, to crop and customize the photo, apply effects or motifs and, finally, tap on the item Save to save your new profile photo.

If you want more information on how to edit profile photos on Facebook, feel free to consult the tutorial in which I deepen the topic.

Computer

If, on the other hand, you want to edit your Facebook profile photos from computer, you must first connect to the login page of the social network (or start your own app for Windows 10), log into your account (if necessary) and then go to your personal profile by pressing on Your name (above, in the blue bar).

At this point, hover your mouse cursor over the current profile picture and click the button Refresh that appears. Then select one of the suggested photos (if available) or load one at the moment by pressing the button (+) Upload photos and select the image you want to use as your profile photo. Finally, edit the photo by choosing the cutout you prefer, press the button Edit to apply corrections to it and click on the button Save to save the changes made.

Do you want some more information on how to edit profile photos on Facebook? Then take a look at the in-depth article I linked to you. Surely this reading will also be useful to you.

Change photo privacy settings on Facebook

Are you going to change your photo privacy settings on Facebook, why do you want to prevent some users from viewing your shots? This is also feasible, as long as you carefully follow the instructions you find in the next paragraphs. Just a small clarification before proceeding: for obvious reasons, some photos, such as the profile one, the cover one and the photos highlighted, are public and it is not possible to change their privacy settings (and the same goes for albums that contain them).

Smartphones and tablets

If you want to change the privacy of your photos on Facebook by acting from smartphone or tablet, launch the Facebook app on your device Android, iOS or Windows 10 Mobile, log in to your account (if you have not already done so) and go to your profile by pressing on the thumbnail of the your profile picture current, which is next to the entry What are you thinking about?.

Then select the card Photos / See all photos which is after the section dedicated to your main personal information, tap on the item Uploads, presses on the photo whose privacy you want to change, tap on the symbol (…) placed at the top right (if you do not see it, tap on the photo again) and presses on the item Edit post privacy. In the screen that opens, then, select the privacy option you prefer (eg. Friends, Only me, etc.) and tap on the item end to save the changes.

If, on the other hand, you want to change the privacy of a photo album, select the item Album (after pressing on the card Photos / See all photos) and tap on the album whose privacy you want to change. Finally, press the button (…) located at the top right, open the menu All (or, in any case, the one relating to the level of privacy currently set), select the level of privacy you prefer (eg. Friends, Only me, etc.) and presses on the voice end to save the changes made.

For more information on how to privatize photos on Facebook, read the article I linked to you.

Computer

If you want to change the privacy of the photos posted on Facebook by acting from computer, linked to the login page of the social network (or start your own app for Windows 10), log in to your account (if necessary) and go to your personal profile by pressing on Your name (above, in the blue Facebook bar).

It is therefore pressed on the card Photo which is located under the cover image and, on the page that opens, select the image you intend to make private (so as to view it in full screen), click on the globe located at the top right and select the item Edit post privacy from the menu that appears. Then choose the privacy setting you like most (eg. Friends, Only me, etc.).

The same operation can be done with albums. In this case, after pressing on the card Photo, you have to click on the item Album and change the privacy of one of the albums created by pressing the button Edit and then selecting the option of privacy preferred from the appropriate drop-down menu.

For more information on how to privatize photos on Facebook, see the in-depth study I linked to you. I am sure you will find it very useful.

Touch up photos to post on Facebook

You came to this guide with the intention of retouch photos to post on Facebook? In this case, I suggest you turn to ad hoc solutions to edit your shots before publishing them on the famous social network, in order to make them more attractive and get more likes and shares.

There are a multitude of solutions suitable for the purpose, including many photo retouching apps (including SnapSeed And VSCO) and many photo editing programs (including the very famous Photoshop And GIMP). If you want to learn more about these and other solutions to retouch the photos to be published on Facebook, take a look at the insights that I linked to you just now.