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How to make custom frames for your Facebook profile picture

Nacho Requena Molina


Ever wonder how people get those temporary frames on their Facebook profile pictures? Generally speaking, those frames come from the company itself, which makes an exclusive tool available for people to decorate their photo for whatever reason. It may be for a holiday, in solidarity of a catastrophe, a sports event, etc. The possibilities are endless. Today, we’ll show you how to make custom frames for your Facebook profile picture.

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How to make custom frames for your Facebook profile picture

Relatively recently, Facebook began allowing users to design their own frames. To do this, go to this URL and click on “Create frame.” Go for it! We’ll wait.

On the next screen, it’s just an explanation of what you’re doing, so click on “Get started.

Okay, now you’re ready to create your frame. First, you must “Upload a design” in PNG format. PNGs have transparent backgrounds, so they’ll appear to hover above your standard profile picture. You can find PNGs with a quick Google search or whip them up in Photoshop. Once you have your masterpiece, upload it by dragging and dropping or using the “Upload Art” button in the upper left corner.

Once you’ve done that, you can resize it and place it wherever you like. On the top right, you’ll see different formats available, so you can also think about the device it will be displayed on. When everything’s ready, click on “Next” and add a “Name,” as well as set the “Location,” “Calendar” and “Keywords.” Click “Next” when you’re good to go.

Here’s the final step. Check carefully how your design looks with your profile photo. Facebook will create a simulation with a cell phone display, so you can see how the photo will look to other users. As soon as you click “Publish,” you’ll have created your custom frame, which is ready to be used both by other users and you, of course. That’s it! You’re done!

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