If you want to customize your Facebook profile picture, frames have been on the rise to celebrate important events, share the support of a cause, or share a favorite holiday.
What’s new with Facebook’s frames
Over this past year, people have been showing their support for graduating classes, healthcare workers, social justice issues, and more with profile picture frames. You can choose from a variety of frames within the Facebook app, such as “Happy Birthday”, “Pride”, or “Quaranteam” but you can also submit your own custom frame for you and your friends to use!
In this tutorial, I’ll go over how to create your own custom profile picture frame to accessing pre-made frames on Facebook. Here are the steps:. Create a Transparent Canvas. Customize Your Frame with Text, Images, and Emojis. Export and Upload your Custom Frame to Facebook. How to Access Pre-made Profile Picture Frames.
Head over to https://www.kapwing.com/ where you can create and edit your custom profile picture frame. Once you are in Kapwing, select Get started, then choose Start with a blank canvas. When you enter the Kapwing Studio, the canvas size will be set to 1:1 which is the recommended size for a Facebook profile picture.
Next, scroll down to Background Color in the right-hand panel and make the background transparent by selecting No Color, which has white and grey squares and a red line going through it.
A new way to stand out
Now it’s time to customize your frame. Before you get started, make sure that your design will fit within the profile picture safe area and not the invisible area which is greyed out.
Kapwing has many popular tools such as text, images, and elements. I recommend using transparent icons and images since we will be exporting the entire image as a png.
You could use transparent png images in your picture frame by putting “png” or “transparent” at the end of your search keyword. Once you have found some images that you’d like to use, resize them so that they are placed within the safe areas.
Next, we’re going to add some text to our photo. On the right-hand side panel, there are a few text options that you can use. 1) Choose a font style, 2) Bold, italicize, or underline the text, 3) Change the text color, and 4) Choose a background color. When you’re finished customizing the Facebook profile picture frame, delete the circle on the canvas if you created one.
Click on Export Image in the top right corner and wait to be taken to the download page. On the download page, you should be able to preview your image and it should be transparent, meaning there should be no background.
If your image is not transparent, click Edit and then change the background color to No Color / Transparent. Select Download and your image will be saved to your device. Next, we’re going to upload the frame to Facebook. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/products/frame-studio/ and select Create a frame. On the next screen, you will be able to upload your frame.
Click Next and enter a few details about your picture frame such as the name, and some optional details such as location, schedule, and keywords. After including all of your details, click Publish.
Now you can access your picture frame by going to your profile picture and selecting the camera button, then selecting the Frames tab.
Why you might want to try them
In the left-hand side panel search for your frame - mine is called “Hello Summer” - then scroll until you find your frame. Choose the frame and select Use as a profile picture. To access a pre-made Facebook profile picture frame, go to your profile picture and select the camera button, then select the Frames tab.
In the frames tab, you can search for frames or select one of the suggested frames. Select one that you like and click Use as a profile picture. I hope this tutorial helped you create some fun Facebook profile picture frames. If you decide to create more, tag us @KapwingApp on social media - we’d love to see what you end up making. For more written tutorials like this one, visit our Resources page which can help with your video and photo editing needs.
While you’re here, check out some related articles below. Related Articles:. How to Make a Facebook Cover Video. Taking steps to stand out on social media can often be the difference between success and failure. Everyone has a different idea about what makes your profile stand out and these ideas vary again from platform to platform. One of the newest ways to make your profile picture stand out on Facebook is to use their temporary profile picture frames.
Previously, these frames were available to sports fanatics and worthy causes across the globe. Now, their images have expanded to include a few Hollywood blockbusters, like Star Wars, and other charitable foundations.
Before, when you went to look for a profile picture frame, it was difficult to see all the options. You almost had to know what you were going after, in order to find it.