by Joe Brooks
September is Craniofacial Acceptance Month. During that month, I, along with my friends, aim to raise awareness and let the general public know that people with craniofacial syndromes are, well…people. Just like them. We all have likes and dislikes and we can be goofy and all that good stuff.
Children’s Craniofacial Association is a nonprofit headquartered in Dallas that serves people and families affected by craniofacial differences. Every September, we encourage as many people as possible to change their Facebook profile pictures and/or cover photos to the CAM graphics.
Since I know that there are people that want to do this but don’t know how to use Facebook very well and aren’t sure how to change their pictures, I have decided to do a writeup to explain how it’s done. Feel free to pass it on to anyone who needs help
Part 1 (If you already used a picture before, you can skip to part 2 and 3)
For Profile picture, you will want to put your mouse over your current profile picture, then an option will come up that says “Update Profile Picture.” Click that and a menu will pop up. Find the “Upload Photo” option, and then upload it from your computer. You can download the CAM graphic from this blog post. If that doesn’t work, download from the CCA website or from one of your FB friends who already has it. Just right click and “save image as” to save to your computer; it will most likely save to your "Downloads" folder on your computer, unless you select another folder (like your Desktop).
FB Profile Avatar:
FB Cover Photo:
Part 2 (this is for if you don’t know the trick)
If you already made it your profile pic in the past, you do NOT need to re-upload. All you should need to do is select “Choose from Photos” from that same menu that pops up when you hover over your current profile picture. Then in the upper right corner of the pop-up, click “Photo Albums,” then find your “Profile Pictures” album. Next, find that yellow graphic that you used before. FB will ask you if you want to re-use that picture….lol….just click YES and there you go!
For cover photos the process is similar- There is a camera icon on the top left corner of your current cover photo. Click on it and a similar menu will appear, follow the same profile picture steps for your cover photo. Note in part 2 you are looking for your “Cover Photos” album not “Profile Pictures.”
So there you have it. Now you too can help spread the Acceptance message with us all month.
Stay tuned for more graphics to use on Twitter and Instagram, which CCA is debuting this week.