How can I add a cover photo to my Facebook timeline after publishing it without one?

Matthew Smith December 28, 2011

I cannot seem to put up a cover photo for my new timeline piece. I published it without a photo, figuring I would be able to just add the photo at a later date. Everyone I’ve seen so far who has the timeline put the picture up before publishing. but of course I didn’t.

Anyone else having this issue? The picture simply just will not upload at all!! Driving me nuts!

  1. Andrea
    August 3, 2012 at 4:46 am

    I hid a photo from my Timeline, but I want it on my timeline. Is there any way I can put it back on without sharing it?

  2. nitin
    June 29, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I am not getting option to add Cover photo or Timeline in my facebook account.. can u pls help me [email address removed].

  3. Hannah
    June 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I made a new facebook last week and there doesn't appear to be an add cover button like there was on my old facebook. Has anyone had this problem or can anyone give me any advice?

    • Bruce Epper
      June 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      If the new account still has the old appearance instead of timeline, you won't see the Add Cover button. In that case, just click on your name in the upper-right corner. That should bring you to the timeline view and you will see the button there.

  4. carolyn
    May 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    who can i add a cover on my timeline

    • Bruce Epper
      May 19, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Go to your Facebook profile. Click on the 'Add a Cover' button. A notice will show up advising you of restrictions on covers. Click on the OK button. Select a photo you have previously uploaded or upload a new photo. Job done.

  5. mrunal
    May 3, 2012 at 7:09 am

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  6. Jay.0
    February 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

    It's simple :click on add cover.
    upload a photo or select one of the already uploaded photos on facebook.
    facebook faq:

    • mrunal
      May 3, 2012 at 7:09 am

      where is add cover?

  7. amanali
    February 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

    i don't know how to cover aphoto on facebook timeline

  8. Linz
    January 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I am having the same issue!! Help!!

  9. Anonymous
    December 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    May be this Facebook help can guide you

  10. Jay
    December 28, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I tested your situation, and the cover photo got uploaded in seconds.
    may be it failed because of temporary errors we see while uploading pics on fb.

    you have the option if choosing a photo from your existing uploaded photos from your albums.

    If you want to upload a new one,
    clean your browser. delete cookies and cache etc.
    restart your pc and try again.
    or simply try after some time.

    • Dipeshdebnath007
      January 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      I can not add cover photo on my facebook. Because I can not setup add cover photo on my facebook

      • Jay.0
        January 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        Have you setup yur timeline ?

        • Jay.0
          January 9, 2012 at 5:09 am

          I said so, because I think you do not have timeline, do you ?

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