Story by Saqib Shah, via our partner site, Digital Trends /
Feeling especially patriotic today on July 4? Who could blame you? Well, Facebook lets us all revel in our national pride by adding our country’s flag to our profile photos. The icon will appear at the top left of your main pic either permanently or for a set duration of time.
To access profile frames on your desktop, head here on FB, or select “use frame” if you want to use a profile frame from a friend’s pic or on a Page. Facebook app users on iOS and Android can find the feature by tapping their profile pic and selecting “add frame” from the pop-up menu. Then it’s just a case of searching for the country’s flag that you wish to use — you can find the search bar at the top of the display. In most cases, Facebook will surface a bunch of results, meaning you may have to scroll through the list of frames and choose the national flag, which should be listed as the country it represents.
Next, you’ll have the option to edit your photo, including the ability to change the image itself, zoom in and out, and add a caption. On the same preview screen, you can also make the frame temporary, allowing you to set a time limit after which it will be removed. Just tap the “make temporary” button at the bottom left of the display and select an option from the pop-up menu (e.g., 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, or a custom date and time of your choosing). Unfortunately, you can’t move the flag or resize it.
Just follow these steps again if you wish to change or remove the frame at any point in the future. Happy 4th of July, everyone!