How to Put a Banner on Your Facebook Page

by Brandy Alexander

Putting a banner on your Facebook page can be confusing because this site does not provide you a method to do this. Fortunately, you have the option to use a third-party application (app) as a workaround. This app lets you upload your picture or use a ready-made design, and then tags the graphic so it appears at the top of your profile page. Insert a banner on Facebook to customize your profile.

Log into your Facebook account and enter "banner" in the search field. Click the "See more results for banner" link at the bottom of the list and then click the "Apps" link on the page that displays.

Review the banner applications and then click the "View App" button next to the offering you want. Click the "Go to App" button at the top and follow the on-screen instructions to install the profile maker when prompted.

Click the "Choose File" button to select your own image for your banner, or click the "Post to Profile" link under a ready-made banner on the page. You also have the option to click the "Customize" link under a banner design to modify the color and text that displays.

Follow the prompts to allow the application to have basic access to your Facebook account. The banner maker tags the photos that make up your banner to display it at the top of your page.

Click the link that displays to see your banner posted on your Facebook page, or click the "Profile" link on the top, right corner to navigate to this area yourself.

Tips

  • check If you upload your own banner, be sure to read the application's instructions to understand the file dimension and size requirements.
  • check Remove your banner by clicking the "Photos" link on your profile and then click the images that make up your banner. Click the "Delete This Photo" link to remove each one.

About the Author

Brandy Alexander has been writing professionally since 2001. She is a glass artist with a Web design and technical writing background. Alexander runs her own art-glass business and has been a contributor to "Glass Line Magazine" as well as various online publications.

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