A reader has a question about sharing an image on Facebook.
“So many times people will post special message pictures/posters,etc. I R-clicked on photo below and selected copy and then attempt to paste on the top of my f b page. Not necessarily to send to others/groups etc. There was different options to pick on what to do. How are people doing this? I’m just wanting to put it on my page.”
Here is how it looked right after I copied the Link and then the picture showed as above.
When you copy an image and paste it online, what you’re really copying is the address of the server that’s hosting image.
If you want to share an image in your newsfeed, click the Share button.
Then choose where you want to share it. If you don’t have a share option, the person who posted the picture does not give others permission to share their posts.
If you want to save an actual copy of the image, you need to click on the image to open it on Facebook. Then right-click and select Save image as. Name the image and save it to your computer.
It sounds to me as if you want to make the picture your cover photo. To do that, you’ll need to click on your name at the top of your Facebook feed.
Hover at the upper-left corner of your cover photo and click on Update Cover Photo.
Choose Upload photo and select the image from your computer.