Facebook Profile Photo Trick

I’m often inspired by the things other people do.  While checking out the Facebook profile of a recent contributor to my discussion board yesterday I noticed their company logo was directly underneath profile photo.

Initially I thought to myself,  I did not know you could add an additional image underneath your Facebook  profile photo.  I quickly discovered that it was simply a single long vertical image which was being used.  The image included a head shot, the person’s name and services in a nice prominent font, and the company logo.

I took it a step further by removing the background of my headshot, adding a drop shadow to my photo and finally image behind my headshot that matches the Facebook border, so that it seamlessly blends in with the page.  

I used the effect on both my Facebook Profile page and my Facebook Fan page (or whatever they call those pages now).  I think the resulting effect is pretty cool:

The image I used is 200 pixels wide.  The length is up to you; everything else under the profile photo is simply pushed further down.  However, I would not recommend exceeding 600 pixels in height; to minimize the scrolling required to see the rest of your information on the left had side of the page.

Facebook allows you to select a smaller area of the image to use as your avatar.  In my case, I simply selected the area of the image containing my head shot on my profile page and my logo and URL on my Fan page. 

Finally below is the graphic I used behind my head shot and company logo.  It lines up perfectly with the current design of the Facebook template, which of course is subject to change at any time.


Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of AALBC.com, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, AALBC.com has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.

  • An Additional Note:
    I just noticed that the background image will only line up if you have a status at the top of the page (next to your name, and above the facebook tabs). I always have a status there is mine always lines up.

    You will need to adjust the image accordingly.

    • Thanks for sharing the Facebook photo trick. Once I figured it out, I did it, and guess what? It worked! That is a major accomplishment for me. Now that I am rolling, I may even try to get my fan page going. Got any tricks on how to do that? Just asking.
      I am fairly new to AALBC.com but I love it and I am working my way through the great 411 even as I look forward to becoming a part of this vibrant community.

      • Hi Gloria, Glad you found the info helpful. Facebook has redesigned their website so the background image is no longer necessary, but the ability to add the image still works fine.

  • Since I wrote this 5 years ago, I no longer spend any effort trying to enhance my Facebook or social media presence, the additional effort simply no longer pays dividends. Besides, Facebook had(has) a habit of frequently changing their layout which results in enhancements like this no longer working.

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