Add French flag to change Facebook profile to overlay picture

By Daniel Chubb - Jul 15, 2016

This article received an update on July 15th after the terror attack in France involving a lorry driver. This resulted in our readers asking how to add the French flag to their Facebook profile picture again, but this time as an overlay in 2016 following another attack. It’s nice the social network users want to show respect in this way.

How to add the French flag to change your Facebook profile picture: Go To Rainbow Filter and then you just click “Facebook Login”, then you need to allow that website to access your Facebook account, and finally Rainbow Filter will generate a new profile picture with the filter for a French flag overlay.

OLD ARTICLE: Millions of people are showing their support for the attacks in Paris by looking how to add the French flag to their Facebook profile picture. In a nutshell, this will change the Facebook profile picture to a French flag overlay, so your previous photo is still visible but with a faint overlay of the French flag.

While we are not telling others to do this, it’s clear a lot of Product Reviews readers wanted to show their support by doing what hundreds of their friends and family are doing. The problem is, it’s not clear how some people are putting the French flag on their Facebook profile and this has caused some confusion.


All you need to do is track down someone that already has done it and this sounds simple at first, although it won’t work for thousands and there’s a reason for this. If you are using the Facebook app on iPhone, then you will notice you cannot find the “Try It” button that shows you how to put the French flag overlay on your Facebook profile picture.

The answer is to head to a web browserThis posting (This doesn’t work anymore, use new option at top of this article in update) on Facebook has a “Try It’ button, but you need to access this in your mobile phones web browser and not through the Facebook app, or you will have problems and won’t see the button. It really is that simple, give it a try if this is something you feel strongly about doing.

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