Make Your Facebook Photos Friendlier

Photos are a big factor in allowing us to connect online – when we see a facebook photo of someone we’re able to put a face to a name and feel like we know them better.

So if your facebook profile only has one bad headshot from 10 years ago, it’s time to upgrade and get a little more personal!

It’s time to add photos to facebook or curate the ones that are there now. Make sure that your profile photo looks friendly and up-to-date, and add a few more snapshots that provide a glimpse into your life. They could be of your home, your office, your family, your spouse, your pet, childhood family photos, or you having fun at a hobby you love.

Don’t worry so much about appearing “business like” in your facebook photos, instead upload some (appropriate, of course) facebook photos that will make your friends feel like they know you. Remember that we buy from people that we know, like and trust (KLT). And silly as it sounds, that picture of you and Rufus can do wonders to increase your “KLT factor”!

Facebook photos are also a fun way to interact with your friends – your friends are notified when you upload a new photo and you’ll often notice people leaving comments on your latest snapshots. Just check your “Notifications” tab (the globe icon at the very top of the facebook interface) to see when someone has left a new comment on one of your photos.

Here’s how to add photos to your facebook profile:

  1. While logged into facebook, click “Photos” on the left hand side
  2. The click “My Uploads” on the sub-menu that appears
  3. From there, click on “edit album” under the album name you’d like to add photos to
  4. Then click the “Add More” tab at the top of that interface

OR if you’d like to start a new album, go back to the “My Uploads” page and click the “Upload Photos” button on the top of the page to create a new facebook photo album.

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.


  1. Michael Senchuk says:

    Thanks, Laura. I’m never too sure about these things. I have a fairly professional photo I use for the most part, but once in a while I like to mix it up and use this shot – one of my wife’s favorite ever and me, and our (at-the-time) very very young kitten.

  2. Hi Laura,

    Thanks for the post. I`ve never been too sure about posting photos as I`ve always felt that my private and business lives are now too close.

    Do you think that we should use photos to separate our personal and on-line lives?


  3. Jason mKey says:

    Great tip! It’s funny how the simple things are often the most overlooked.

  4. Hmmm hmmm … “the globe icon at the very top of the facebook interface”

  5. Albert Holt says:

    There is no “add more” link when editing an existing album!!??