How to Reposition Cropped Facebook Photos

How to fix cropped Facebook Timeline photos

Sometimes the way Facebook crops photos to fit into the Timeline collage is less than flattering…Hello giant photo of my nose, missing DIY project or (eek!) missing child.

How to fix photo crop in Facebook timeline

Fortunately Facebook has implemented a super-easy way to fix this issue.

How to Reposition Photos on Facebook Timeline

Head over to the top right of the photo and click the edit icon (it’s shaped like a little pencil). A drop down box will appear. Select “reposition photo.”

How to reposition Facebook Timeline photos

Once selected, you will be able to move the photo around. Adjust the photo until it’s cropped the way you prefer and save.

Ahhh. Happy Facebook photos.

This will work for personal Facebook accounts or for Facebook Pages.

Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.


  1. These are awesome pointers! Thank you so much for sharing them!

  2. OMG thank you so much for this little tip! I HATE when Facebook oddly crops my photos, like I put up a great picture of a project that is perfectly framed, and Facebook cuts the entire bottom off of it! Glad it’s so easy to fix :-)

  3. Great tip! Thank you.

  4. Oh my gosh I had no idea this was possible, it always bugs me when the photo is cropped weird. Thanks for this!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this! I totally did not realize this could be done.

  6. The problem I’m having is that once I leave my Timeline and later revisit it, the photos are no longer in the new position I saved. They’re back to the default position.

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