Change your Facebook cover photo using the iPhone app

Facebook updated its iOS app and it now allows iPhone you to change your cover photo while on the go.

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Facebook released an update to its iOS app this week. Included in the change log was group-messaging enhancements, along with adding the ability for users to change their cover photos.

The feature was once in the Facebook iOS app, but was removed when Facebook released the completely native, revamped iOS app . Android users received a similar native update, and shortly after its release the ability to change cover photos was added.

You will only be able to change your cover photo using the iPhone app, not from your iPad. Perhaps Facebook is trying to help stop people from taking pictures with their tablets?

After you update to the latest version of Facebook, launch the app and navigate to your own Timeline. Once there, tap on your cover photo.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

You'll be able to pick a photo from your photo library, take a photo, or view your current cover photo.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

In some instances you can move the photo around and adjust it to fit just right, but I was only able to adjust one or two photos when trying to change my cover photo using the app. The rest of the photos, which are larger than the cover photo size, were placed for me and didn't allow for any adjusting. Your experience may vary.

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and


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