This is how to use two separate display profile pictures in Facebook

Facebook is now a integral part of our online life and having a good display picture enhances the reach of the Facebook page. However Facebook lets you use only one image as your display pic as well as the thumbnail pic. This can be changed according to Ashwin Shahpurkar of Hacker9.

This Facebook hack basically allows you to change display picture in your Facebook profile while keeping the post thumbnail or the original one as it is. Once you have enabled this hack you will have a different pic for your thumbnail and a different pic for display.

This is how to use two separate display profile pictures in Facebook

Remember this hack works only for profile pictures. Make sure you have at least 2 or more pictures in your “profile pictures” album.

Steps to enable different pictures for thumbnail and display picture

Step 1. Go to your “profile pictures” album and open any picture that you want to set as a display picture. Now copy the highlighted code from the URL as shown in the below picture. (code held by attribute fbid)

This is how to use two separate display profile pictures in Facebook

Step 2. Now go to your main profile and hover over the display picture. Click Edit profile Picture >> Edit Thumbnail. See below:

This is how to use two separate display profile pictures in Facebook

Step 3. After clicking Edit Thumbnail you will get a pop-up as shown below. Now keep your mouse cursor on the thumbnail picture and right click. In the menu, Click Inspect element.

This is how to use two separate display profile pictures in Facebook

Step 4. Once you click Inspect element option, you will see a lot of HTML code displayed in the lower part of your browser. Now scroll down a bit or search using Find feature the below mentioned tag.

Chrome users find:

 

This is how to use two separate display profile pictures in Facebook

Firefox Users find:
This is how to use two separate display profile pictures in Facebook

Step 5. Click that small left arrow beside form tag, which opens all the code under it and now search for the attribute photo_fbid as shown in the in the below Screenshot:

This is how to use two separate display profile pictures in Facebook

Step 6. Double tap or click the (yellow) highlighted code as shown above and replace it with the code that you copied in the first step. (ctrl+v to paste). Once you replace, Hit Enter and click save button in the Edit thumbnail popup window.

That’s it! Thanks to Ashwin’s hack, you will now see two different profile pictures simultaneously in your Facebook profile.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Techworm, This article is almost 2 Years old!, and it was fixed and won’t work now. The hacker9 link mentioned in the post has a date of January 20th, 2015!

    It would be better if you remove this post instantly.
    It was actually discovered by Khalil Shreateh and not by Ashwin as mentioned in the article and the hacker9 page doesn’t even mention that he had discovered it.

    Check out the Khalil’s post made on 04 January 2014:
    https://khalil-shreateh.com/khalil.shtml/index.php/facebook/facebook-hacks-tutorials/55-how-to-use-two-different-profile-picture-in-facebook.html?showall=1

    Thanks!

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