How To Change Your Facebook Photo For Election Day

by Chrissa Hardy

We're in the home stretch, America. The next President of the U.S. is about to be elected, and unless something absolutely bonkers happens, it'll either be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Even though the time to vote and encourage others to vote is running out, there are still plenty of ways you can sport your political pride. One of the ways to show your support for your chosen Presidential candidate is to change your Facebook profile photo for Election Day.

Facebook has yet to release any "I voted" photo stickers or filters, but you can add a photo overlay in support of Trump, Clinton, or Johnson. Sure, it's not the same as actually voting, but voting is a right as much as it is a privilege, so declaring how you plan to vote ahead of time is a small but satisfying way to feel empowered.

In order to change your Facebook photo, you'll need to head to the app homepage for Profile Overlays. Once you select your overlay, click the "Start - Connect to Facebook" button. It will then ask if it can access your profile to proceed. After you allow access, you're taken to a page with a preview of the overlay on your profile picture. When you are satisfied with the appearance, click next and follow the remaining steps in order to update your new photo.


The best part is that you don't need to wait until Election Day to make the change. You most likely won't change your mind before then, right? So why not support your candidate now?

The bottom line here is that no matter what the polls say, every vote counts — and though changing your Facebook photo is a nice encouraging statement to others, is not the same as voting. This is the craziest, most intense election most of us have ever (and hopefully will ever) experience, so make sure your voice is heard.

America might implode shortly after the election, but while we still have it, we might as well exercise our rights, ya know?

Image: Profile Overlays; Giphy