changing facebook profile picture?

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  1. fellowsuk

    fellowsuk Member

    I have searched for this but I can't seem to find anyway to change my profile picture on my phone? Is it even possible?


  2. fellowsuk

    fellowsuk Member

    dont know why this has gone in "all things root" could an admin move it to the general hero forum plz?
  3. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

    Log into facebook and change it there
  4. nomnompie

    nomnompie Well-Known Member

    I was just trying to do this the other day and it drove me crazy.

    I tried it from the App, the full site (didn't work due to page formatting), the touch site (didn't have the right options), the mobile site (didn't have the right options). Basically, what it seemed to me was, if you upload a pic, it goes under mobile uploads, which the mobile site doesn't allow you to set as profile pics.

    It however allows you to set anything under "profile pictures" as a profile pic... Soo, yeah... since uploads don't go to "profile pictures" I finally gave up and went on my laptop to set my profile pic, which lets you set any pic under any album as your profile pic.

    I do not think there is a way...:confused:
  5. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member


    People>My Contact Card>Edit>long press picture>select folder>Bosh
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  6. nomnompie

    nomnompie Well-Known Member

    Ohh, thats if you're setup under "social networks" on the phone right? So that it syncs you with your facebook? I don't have mine set up that way because I don't really want everything from my facebook syncing with my phone lol.
  7. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

    Which profile pic do you mean then?
  8. nomnompie

    nomnompie Well-Known Member

    He was talking about his facebook profile pic. There is an android app for facebook but it doesn't let you change your profile picture from the app, and you can't change it from going to facebook's site from the browser either.. lol.:eek:
  9. fellowsuk

    fellowsuk Member

    lol,yes my facebook profile picture, i can upload video's pictures, update my status no problembut i cant change my profilepicture, i cant use the proper facebook page coz the phone cant cope with the "croping" when u go to set the picture.

  10. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

    I don't use a Facebook app, the mobile web site works the best for me.
  11. kellybelle

    kellybelle New Member

    Do you know if there is anyway to change your facebook profile picture through the phone? I've tried it too and can't seem to figure it out. I downloaded that "Bloo" app and thought maybe I might be able to do it there, but i wasn't able to figure that out either lol. It is kind of frustrating. Do you think it's just not possible to do?

  12. Hrochnick

    Hrochnick Well-Known Member

    I just managed to do it. Go through the Mobile site (not the full site or the touch site or the official app), find the pic you want, scroll down until almost the bottom of the page, click 'make this my profile picture' and click confirm on the next page. bingo, not too hard...

    However, I tried it a few times and it wouldn't work with one pic claiming some kind of connection/communication error, but it worked with all the others I tried.
  13. kellybelle

    kellybelle New Member

    hmmm I just tried to do that, and I saw the link. I clicked it and confirmed the change, but then everytime I do that, the silly thing freezes. I'm not sure what is wrong with my phone...
  14. nomnompie

    nomnompie Well-Known Member

    It didn't give me that option on a photo that was under my "Mobile Uploads" album, does it work for you guys? I would think it'd be convenient to take a pic with your phone, upload it, and be able to set it as a profile pic...
  15. kellybelle

    kellybelle New Member

    i noticed that on mobile uploads it doesn't give you the option. you need to be tagged in the photo and then you'll see the "make this profile picture" link. The way I tag myself in photos is I downloaded the app "Bloo" and then tag myself... then if you go to the mobile site... you'll see the picture and the option to make it your profile picture. Hopefully that helps you out.
  16. nomnompie

    nomnompie Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's kind of strange lol. Thanks for the info though that'll definitely help out.
  17. rrd

    rrd New Member

    If your still looking, try:
    From your handset, Login to mobile Facebook;
    Go to Profile.
    Go to Photo albums (at bottom of page).
    Go to Upload Photos.
    -you should find an "" email address. This is YOUR personal email address to use to update status and profile pic. Save it to your contact list on your handset.
    When you want to update your profile pic from your handset, just email the pic from your phone to that address and shaboom, shabamm, done.
    Hope that helps. ;)
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  18. TheLamma

    TheLamma Well-Known Member

    I tried this (thank you for posting this, RRD, btw), and I would just like to note that this process uploads a picture into mobile uploads (the email address you use for this is the same one you can get from the main site when you go into mobile options). HOWEVER, if you go into your newly uploaded photo on (NOT the app or, there's an option at the bottom to make it your profile picture. This is a bit more of a hassle than say on a laptop or an iPhone, but it works!!
  19. Flyingspaces

    Flyingspaces New Member

    I can't seem to do it. I went to m.facebook but when I emailed the picture it didn't show up in my mobile uploads or as my profile picture.
    Any assistance would help.
  20. Jeeze05

    Jeeze05 Member

    I did it through the mobile site, now if only there was a way to center the image for your icon. My dog's face is cropped funny on my avatar. :D
  21. TheLamma

    TheLamma Well-Known Member

    Flyingspaces, when you said you went to, you mean you went there to get the email address and check your uploads, right? What I did was sent a random picture of my eyeball to my personal Facebook upload address, and put "test" as the subject line (apparently writing in the main body adds a caption. I think the subject line names the the album?) and sent it. I received email confirmation and went to the mobile site, and it was on my wall / news feed as my latest activity. Clicked on the picture, and there at the bottom was a link for making it my profile picture.

    Unfortunately, as Jeeze said, there's no adjusting the thumbnail unless you're on your computer. But hey - I'm cool with that.
  22. sharkhark

    sharkhark Well-Known Member

    i dont get what you guys are talking about...i found this thread thru a search to solve the same issue all have...i go to the wall on my mobile facebook and if you click on the picture it opens up and has no option of link beneath it like you just has the same share etc options that i used to send it to facebook in the first place?
    my employee played with my phone and couldnt do it...but she whips out her ipod...yes ipod...not iphone even...and takes a pic...clicks to load it to facebook and when she clicks on pic it says would you like to make it your profile picture.
    so an ipad in two clicks...makes a photo a profile picture.
    whereas a mobile android app makes you have to pull out a full computer version of the site for such a simple silly task.
    you telling me that people dont want to be on vacay and take a pic and show off to people back home by making it their profile pic?

    something so obvious should not be pulling teeth. i tried emailing but facebook makes getting help hidden.....i think ebay hid...i mean...designed...i mean hid...their cust svc.......
  23. TheLamma

    TheLamma Well-Known Member

    Sharkhark: A couple questions...

    1) Were you in the app? There's no way to do it in the app.

    2) Were you on or As far as I know, there is NO way to do it on the touch website.

    3) This is probably a stupid question, but are you viewing the picture, or just looking at it on your wall? You need to click on it first.

    That being said, it seems that you're not the only one with that issue. Here's a pic of what I see when I do it:


    Are you seeing a page like that? If you are, I'm not sure what's up...Maybe it has something to do with browsers? That would be weird, but I am using Dolphin HD and not the stock. Let me know what happens!

    And I totally agree - this should be just as easy as on the iPhone. The app itself isn't even close.

    (BTW, the picture rules ;])
  24. ILikePieAndyou

    ILikePieAndyou New Member

    I found a Easy way!!
    My phone is the LG 3D phone (I don't remeber the name).
    so to change you're profile pic,
    1) upload the pic to Facebook
    2) go to the picture
    3) click you're options button
    4) go to more and scroll down and there you are
    (Remember weit might be different for different phones)
  25. taffy222

    taffy222 Member

    I have a Huawei Ascend g300.

    Click on your 'Messaging' icon to get a list of your conversations.
    Then click on the menu button below your screen, click Settings then you will see a title 'Common Settings' look below Common Settings and there is 'My Picture'. Click 'My Picture' to choose a profile photo from your Gallery or take a photo with your camera. Easy

    I found it by accident as I was searching how to add a picture of me. Not having a Profile Picture was driving me insane!!!! lol

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