How To Have Two Profile Pictures?

Facebook, while being a very exciting and entertaining social media network is also a experiment lab for geeks and technology enthusiats. There are many told/untold tricks available on Facebook. And, if you put your mind in finding them, you might end up with a whole new trick.

Earlier I have introduced an article telling you 35+ unknown Facebook tricks. Tricks didn’t end at the article, we are continuously discovering new and new Facebook tricks and serving all of them to you by Facebook category page.

Recently, Khail Shreateh found a new Facebook trick which lets you to set two different profile pics on your Facebook profile at the same time.


How To Have Two Profile Pictures?


Having two different profile pictures/display pic at the single Facebook profile is actually possible.

So, after visiting the above mentioned profile, I think, you doubt is resolved and you’re now excited to know this Facebook trick! :D

Note - The trick is implemented using Google Chrome. However, it can be implemented using any browser.

Steps To Get Two Different Facebook Profile Pictures

Step 1: Open Your Photos Album by visiting this link. Now, open your ‘Profile Pictures’ album. Here you can see all your previously uploaded profile pictures.

profile picture saurabh saha


Step 2: Open any of your earlier used profile picture by clicking it (DO NOT use the current one). Upon click, the picture will open in slideshow (lightbox) style. Copy the unique 15-digit fbid value from the address-bar URL.


copy it


Step 3: Go to your Facebook timline. Click on “Edit Profile Picture” that appears when you hover your mouse over your Facebook profile picture. Now, select “Edit Thumbnail” option.

edit thumb


Step 4: After selecting Edit Thumbmail option, a pop-up window will appear. Here, right click on your profile picture, select Inspect Element from the right-click context menu. Now, chrome will open a small console window at the bottom of your chrome browser.

console


Step 5: In the chrome’s console window, scroll down till you reach the code starting from:

<form action=”https://upload.facebook.com/save_square_pic.php”

expand code


The code have a small arrow, click it to expand the code and search this line:

<input type=”hidden” autocomplete=”off” name=”photo_fbid” value=”

At the second line, change the value provided at value=”xxxxxxxxxxxx” with the 15-digit number you have copied in Step 2 by double-clicking the 15-digit number appearing at console. Make sure, both the values (old and new) are different. For instance, my fbid for the current profile pic is 411122845687037 which I need to replace by 402423846556937 (copied at Step 2).

value


Step 6: After replacing, close the console box. Now, click on “Save” button at the pop-up window. And, you’re done :)

save


You can check, your profile picture below timeline cover is different then your profile pic appearing before your status

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