Want to remove your Facebook profile picture in 2022?

If you have tried hopping onto your profile and yet couldn’t find the remove or delete profile picture option, let me assure you that it’s not your fault.

Sometimes, using Facebook can get overly complicated.

When you hop onto your profile and click on your profile picture, you’ll see the following two options:

  • View profile picture
  • Update profile picture

Nothing more! Nothing less.

So the question is – how the heck can you remove your profile picture if there’s no option to do so?

Throughout this blog post, I’ll teach you how you can remove your profile picture on both Desktop and smartphone.

I’m genuinely excited to share this with you. So, without further ado, let’s step into the realm of Facebook again:

How to Remove Your Facebook Profile Picture on Desktop in 2022?

Want to delete your Facebook profile picture on Desktop? Follow these exact steps to do so:

Head Over to Your Facebook Profile

Now, since we’re performing these steps on Desktop, the first thing you need to do is head over to www.facebook.com on your browser.

And if you haven’t already logged in to your account, I’d advise you to do it.

Visit Facebook profile

If you want to remove your Facebook profile picture, the next step is to head over to your Facebook Profile.

To visit your Facebook profile, you can either click on your name next to your profile picture in the left-hand navigation bar or do the same on the top as you can see in this picture.

Change Your Profile Picture

To delete your Facebook profile picture in 2022, you need to first tap or click on your already existing profile picture.

As soon as you click on it, you’ll see the following two options:

  • View profile picture
  • Update profile picture

The reason why this has become really complicated for some is that Facebook hasn’t put in place a direct “Remove Profile Picture” option. So, to delete your profile picture, you need to click on “View profile picture.”

How to Remove Your Facebook Profile Picture on Desktop in 2022?

As soon as you select “View profile picture,” you’ll see your profile picture opening big.

Now, to delete your profile picture, we’ll have to delete this picture from your account. To do this, click on the three-dotted horizontal line in the middle right.

As soon as you click on it you’ll see different options:

  • Save post
  • Edit audience
  • Change Alt Text
  • Edit Location
  • Delete Photo
  • Turn off notifications for this post
  • Turn off translations
  • And more!

To delete your profile picture on Facebook on Desktop, click on “Delete Photo.”

You can see it below “Edit Location” and above “Turn off notifications for this post.”

As soon as you select “Delete Photo,” Facebook will ask for confirmation.

Confirm your action by selecting “Delete.”

And congratulations – you’ll have successfully deleted your Facebook profile picture.

How to Remove Your Facebook Profile Picture on Smartphone in 2022?

Want to delete your Facebook profile picture from your smartphone in 2022? Allow me to show you how you can do it.

Follow these exact steps to do so:

Head Over to Your Facebook Profile

To delete your Facebook profile picture on your smartphone, the first step you need to take is to launch your Facebook application and log in to your account, if you haven’t already done it.

Visit Facebook profile

Once you are on your Facebook homepage from your Facebook mobile application, you need to head over to your profile. You can do this by selecting the three vertical lines.

From there, click on your name to head over to your profile.

Delete Your Profile Picture

To delete your profile picture on Facebook via Facebook mobile application in 2022, you need to click on your already-existing Facebook profile picture.

As soon as you do, you’ll see the following four options:

  • Add frame
  • Select profile picture
  • View profile picture
  • Make avatar profile picture

Click on “View profile picture.”

As soon as you select “View profile picture,” your profile picture will expand.

In the top-right corner, you’ll see three dotted vertical line – which you need to click on.

Upon selecting the three-dotted vertical line, you’ll see multiple options:

  • Make cover photo
  • Edit caption
  • Delete photo
  • Save to phone
  • Share external
  • And more!
How to Remove Your Facebook Profile Picture on Smartphone in 2022?

Select the “Delete photo” option which appears below “Edit caption” and above “Save to phone.”

Now, Facebook will ask for confirmation.

Confirm your action by selecting “Delete.”

And you’re done.

Conclusion

I hope I was able to help you out. Facebook doesn’t have in place a direct “Remove Profile Picture” option. I wish they did. 

But thanks to this guide, I guess you now know how to remove your Facebook profile picture in 2022.

Thanks for reading!

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