How to Take a Facebook Photo with Your Webcam - dummies

How to Take a Facebook Photo with Your Webcam

By Carolyn Abram

If you have a camera built into your computer or an external webcam, you can easily take a photo to be your Facebook profile picture by following these simple steps:

  1. Hover the mouse over your existing profile picture.

    The Edit Profile Picture button appears.

  2. Click the Edit Profile Picture button.

    The Profile Picture menu appears with five options: Choose from Photos, Take Photo (only for people with a webcam), Upload Photo, Edit Thumbnail, and Remove.

  3. Select Take Photo.

    An interface for shooting a photo using your computer’s webcam appears.

  4. Click the button at the bottom of the screen to take your photo.

    Remember to smile!

  5. If you’re happy with the photo, click Save as Profile Picture.

    The photo is added and appears in place of your old profile picture.

Much like your cover photo, you can change your profile picture as often as you choose. Every photo you select as your profile picture is automatically added to the Profile Pictures album.

Your cover photo and profile picture are visible to anyone who searches for you and clicks on your name. Make sure you’re comfortable with everyone seeing these images.