How To Update Facebook Profile Picture Without Notifying Everyone

In this article, you will learn how to update or change your Facebook profile picture without notifying everyone. Changing your profile picture is very natural and usual for everyone, but it might look unusual to your friends and followers making changes repeatedly, with the pictures popping up on their Facebook Feed which might not be welcomed.

When you are updating your profile picture on Facebook, by default it goes public when published. It will show on your profile page and pops up on Facebook News Feed for everyone to see, especially your followers, friends and family.

Updating your profile contributes to keeping your online presence fresh, and you may prefer to update your profile picture discreetly, without notifying all of your friends and connections. Let’s get started on how you can make this happen.

Steps To Update Your Facebook Profile Picture Without Notifying Everyone

1. Open your Facebook app and Log in (You can also use your preferred web browser).

2. Once you are on your Facebook feeds, click on the three horizontal lines at the top right corner of the Facebook page to open the menu. Or you can simply tap on the small profile picture on the feed.

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3. On the menu, click on your profile.

3. Edit your profile picture blank or not. Tap on the present picture on your profile page and click on the “Select Profile Picture” button that pops up.

Select Profile Picture

4. Upload a new photo from your device or choose from existing photos in your Facebook albums.

5. After selecting or choosing a new photo, you’ll be directed to the photo editing screen. Here, you can crop the image, apply filters, or make any necessary adjustments to enhance the picture’s appearance.

Once you’re satisfied with the edits, uncheck the box next to “Share your update to News Feed” and click “Save.” 

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Now your profile will be updated with your new photo without notifying everyone on their News feed.

How To Hide Photos from Facebook Feeds 

If you refresh your profile page and find any of your photos you don’t want to display to the public, follow these steps to hide them without deleting them.

1. Locate the photo you want to hide.

2. Click on the three dots at the top right.

3. Select the “Edit Privacy” Option.

Edit Privacy

4. Click on “See More” under Edit Privacy to view all options.

5. Tap on the “Only Me” option. 

This setting will limit the visibility of your old or new post to yourself only with a key sign on it, ensuring that no other users can see that particular post.

Key sign


Updating your Facebook profile picture without notifying everyone is a simple process that allows you to maintain privacy and discretion while keeping your online presence fresh. By following a few easy steps, you can update your profile picture without it appearing on your friends’ and followers’ news feeds. 

By following the  steps above, you can update your Facebook profile picture discreetly and control what post get to the public, allowing you to maintain privacy while still engaging with the platform.

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