How to make a Facebook frame? (Full Guide)
Profile picture frames on Facebook are a fun way to celebrate events or to show support for causes. Now, even you can learn how to make a Facebook frame and share it with your friends.
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While scrolling through your newsfeed on Facebook, you would have noticed that some of your friends and family would have a frame on their profile picture.
Facebook released these frames a few years back and allowed users to add a filter or an illustration to their profile photos to show their support or raise awareness.
Now, what are Facebook frames?
Facebook frames are images that you can lay over your profile picture that is often used for showing support to your causes, events you plan to attend, your holidays, festivals, and more.
Using the Frame Studio on Facebook, you can also create your own frames for your friends and followers to see on Facebook. To make this easy for you, here are the step-by-step instructions on how to make a Facebook frame.
How to make a Facebook frame?
Creating the design
First, in order to make an image for your frame, you will need an image editor. Adobe Illustrator can be used to create high-quality designs. But to keep it simple, we will be using Canva to create an illustration with a transparent background.
Before creating a graphic, be sure to follow these guidelines
- The artwork should be placed around the edges of the frame. The recommended Facebook profile picture frame size is 183×183 pixels.
- The design should be on a transparent background. To remove image background, use Remove.bg
- Use a PNG file format that is no larger than 1MB.
- Finally, the design must be your own original work.
First, go to Canva and log in to your account.
Next, open up a blank Logo template by typing it into the search bar. Using Canva’s powerful editing tools, you can add text, colors, etc. with the available presets and create something of your own.
To show you how it should ideally look, we have created a simple Happy Birthday frame for users that are celebrating their birthdays. As you can see, the design is only present in the bottom edge so that the profile picture remains visible.
Making a frame using Frame Studio
After you have created the frame design, you need to upload this file to the Facebook Frame studio and configure it for others to use and share. Here are the steps on how to make a Facebook frame using the Frame Studio.
Step 1: Go to the Facebook Frame Studio and then click the ‘Create Frame’ button to get started
Step 2: Then, upload the frame design that you have just created by selecting the ‘Choose art’ button on the left side of the window.
Step 3: Next, use the editor to arrange your image within the specified border. Since we are creating a frame for profile pictures, select the ‘Profile pictures’ option on the left side of the window.
Step 4: From the top right corner of the window, select the owner of the frame. This can be your personal account or a Page that you manage.
Step 5: Now, add a name for your frame and also pick a scheduling option to set when your effect will be published. To make your frame discoverable and easy for others to find, add suitable keywords to your frame.
Step 6: Next, review your frame graphics so that it fits properly on desktop and mobile. Finally, select ‘Publish’ to publish your frame. If you want to complete the process later, you can also click on the ‘Save as Draft’ button to do so.
Upon submitting your frame, Facebook will begin processing your request and will share an update within a couple of days. If your frame was rejected, you can follow the steps mentioned here.
How to add a frame to my Facebook profile?
First, visit your Facebook profile and select your profile picture. Then, select the ‘Update Profile Picture’ option.
Now, choose the option to ‘Add Frame’ from this window.
Next, find the frame you want to use from the list and then select your favorite one.
Lastly, click ‘Use as Profile Picture’ to save this frame.
How to remove a frame from my Facebook profile?
To remove a frame from your profile picture, click your Facebook profile picture.
Now, in this menu, select ‘Switch to previous picture now’ to remove the frame and revert back to your previous profile picture.
Lastly, click ‘Confirm’ to finalize the changes
What should I do if my Facebook frame gets rejected?
At times, your Facebook frame may get rejected if it doesn't meet Facebook's Community Standards or the Camera Effects Platform terms and policies. It can also be rejected if the design was not cropped properly or didn't follow the format guidelines.
In such cases, you should make the required changes and can resubmit your frame. The review process for your Facebook Frame is usually 1-3 days, but it can take up to a week.