To date, Facebook remains one of the largest social media platforms on the market, even after the launch of newer, more aesthetically pleasing platforms. Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter have a much larger and more dedicated fan base, yet they still haven’t crossed Facebook’s popularity statistics.
WhatsApp is also nowhere near close to crossing Facebook’s statistics, but it’s not on this list because WhatsApp and Facebook are two entirely different platforms. WhatsApp might be a social media platform, but it’s still mostly used for personal use. However, the launch of WhatsApp Business accounts might change soon.
The Facebook app has almost three billion users, and 1.96 billion users visit the platform’s site daily. Now that’s a tough record to beat! Moreover, contrary to most success stories, Facebook was always destined to reach this point, even before it was launched publicly.
When Mark Zuckerberg and his classmates designed The Facebook, a social media website, in their dorm room, their only target was to make communication among Harvard students easier.
The next day after the launch, more than a thousand students had already signed up; that was just the beginning. Soon, other Ivy League schools like Brown, Columbia, Princeton, and Yale had their students signing up in a frenzy.
In the first two years after the launch, Facebook slowly opened its range to colleges in the US and UK. Soon, high-schoolers were also allowed on the platform. Finally, in 2006, Facebook was opened to anyone and everyone who wanted to stay connected to their friends, and we all know what happened next.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss whether or not it is possible to change your profile picture on Facebook without losing the likes and comments. We’ll also talk about a few related topics; stick with us until the end to learn about them!
Is it Possible to Change Profile Picture on Facebook Without Losing Likes?
Let’s get to the main topic: is it possible to change your profile picture on Facebook without losing engagement?
Well, we’re happy to tell you that not only is it possible, but it’s also quite easy to do so. However, this question might sound ambiguous, so let us first tell you what it means.
When you change your profile picture on Facebook, there’s also an option to update this change on your profile and on your friends’ timelines. If you choose to advertise this update on Facebook, it’ll be quite the boost to your organic reach.
Moreover, you can also show this update, and all of your future posts, to the friends of your friends on Facebook to maximize reach.
The best way to do this is to set the same picture as your profile picture again. That’s the only way you can keep the current engagement while boosting its reach. In a nutshell, you’re sending out a loud but fake alarm that you’ve changed your picture to all your friends, while keeping the same picture.
Here’s how you can change your profile picture on Facebook without losing likes
Step 1: Launch the Facebook app on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first screen that you see is your Timeline. At the top of the screen, you’ll see six icons. You must tap on the fourth icon from the left, which will take you to your profile.
Step 3: In the middle of the screen, you’ll see your profile picture in a circular frame. Tap on it.
Step 4: A pop-up menu will appear with several options. Tap on the second option from the menu called Select profile picture.
Step 5: At the top of the screen, you’ll see several tabs. Keep sliding left to reach the last tab called Albums.
Step 6: By default, there will be two albums: Profile picture and Cover photos. Tap on the former option.
Step 7: In the album, tap on the picture which is currently your profile picture.
Step 8: Next, you can crop the picture, make it a temporary change, add a frame, or put on a profile picture guard. At the bottom, you’ll see an option saying Share your update to News Feed with a tick-box next to it. Tap on it.
Step 9: At the top right corner of the screen, tap on the SAVE button.
There you go! Now you know how to change your Facebook profile picture to increase organic reach without losing previous engagement.