Facebook Cover Photos Disappearing — Westlake Patch Photos are Safe, Are Yours?

Facebook's terms of service haven't changed, but your cover photo may have.

Facebook cover photos have been disappearing recently, but a spokesperson says there aren't any changes to its terms of service

When Facebook users add a cover photo they are prompted with this message: 

"Pick a unique photo from your life to feature at the top of your timeline. Note: This space is not meant for banner ads or other promotions. Please don’t use content that is commercial, promotional, copyright-infringing or already in use on other people’s covers."

The exact reason why cover photos are disappearing is unknown. 

"It could be due to a copyright violation or that the photo was deemed too 'promotional.' Although Facebook removes the photo from the cover position, it doesn’t actually delete the photo itself," according to Mashable.com.

"When asked if there was some kind of crackdown going on, a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable via email that Facebook’s policies regarding photos and cover photos haven’t changed," Mashable wrote.

The cover photo on the Westlake Patch Facebook page hasn't disappeared. Did you notice if yours was missing?

Be sure to 'like' the Westlake Patch Facebook page for daily local updates. 


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something