Have you even scrolled on Facebook and noticed that your friends’ profile photo has something added to their original photo, for example, a rainbow background?
This is possible with Facebook’s feature that allows users to upload temporary profile pictures. The purpose of uploading a temporary profile picture is to show support for some cause or group, celebrate an event or just express themselves.
When you upload a temporary picture, you can set a period of time, after which it expires, and your original profile picture appears again. You can choose between a time period of 1 hour, day, month, week, or a custom period.
Before Facebook introduced this feature, users had to manually change their pictures by uploading a photo or using a Facebook app. And after some time, they had to remember to change back their profile picture. So it often happened that you came across a ‘St. Patrick’s Day” party snap week after the event has ended.
With the temporary profile picture feature, you don’t have to risk going through the trouble of remembering to switch back to your original photo.
Stick around and read on if you want to learn how you can also add a temporary profile picture on Facebook for the next celebration or event.
Quick note: Your temporary profile picture will still be visible to users after it has expired. You can find it in your profile pictures album if you want to delete it completely.
Apart from adding a temporary profile picture, Facebook also offers the feature to add a frame overlay to your profile picture to show support for a social cause, organization, sports team, or another purpose. You can also make the frame on your profile picture temporary so it disappears after a certain amount of time.
To add a frame to your Facebook profile picture:
Just like the temporary profile picture, the frame will expire at the date specified and your profile picture will revert to its previous state.
If you want to remove the frame before the time period you have selected, or you haven’t made the frame temporary but you don't want to have it on your profile picture, learn how to remove a frame from a Facebook profile photo.