After the awful attacks in Paris, Facebook was filled with people showing their support by putting French tricolour filters over their profile pictures. Of course, faux-intellectuals almost immediately started debates about it all, but mostly, a bunch of people wanted to show solidarity to a country they normally slag off.
However, some people are annoyed as they can't get the filter off their profile pictures. Their support was only meant to last for a couple of weeks - they want to go back to the way things were before Facebook encouraged users to customise their pictures.
Some people will have set a time limit to their filter, which means, within a week, your picture will revert back to its normal self.
If you didn't, and you've been scratching your head about how to remove it, quite simply, all you have to do is hit 'update profile photo'. You can either upload a new photo, or choose one that you've previously uploaded. And that's it. We would've thought that was obvious, but we've seen a lot of people complaining about this.
Seriously. On one support page, one user vented: "This is something that Facebook should be fixing. We had a choice of how long to leave the flag 'on' and its not working." Another chipped in by saying: "I shouldn't have to do anything, should have been automatic!"
Well, we're sorry the world hasn't worked out how to cater for your every need automatically, but if you want to click two buttons on your own profile, you can get your page looking like it did a few weeks ago.
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