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Have you ever wondered why your photos look blurry once you upload them to Facebook from your phone and how to fix it? This is especially frustrating if you are trying to use a photo for a profile picture, once cropped it becomes pixilated and blurry and just doesn’t look like a high quality images anymore.

Facebook doesn’t upload HD versions of your image by default. This can be fixed in settings and once you tell FB to upload HD photos the photos are crisp and clear once again.

“Upload HD” option is off by default, but once you turn it on it makes all the difference. See screenshots below. The photos were uploaded with “Upload HD On” and “Upload HD Off” and then zoomed in to show the difference. 🤯  Feel free to share so we can all get rid of blurry photos. 😉 

How to fix blurry facebook photos.
Facebook Upload HD OFF vs Upload HD ON. Images look blurry when zoomed in with Upload HD OFF but crisp and clear with Upload HD ON.

Turn Upload HD on in Settings:

In the Facebook App on your phone, go to Settings & Privacy, click on Settings and then select Videos and Photos. From here you’ll see the option to turn Upload HD on for both videos and photos. Turn it on and you are all set. No more blurry photos (well, unless your photo is blurry to start with 😉 ).

instructions on how to fix blurry photos on facebook by turning on upload hd option in settings
instructions on how to fix blurry photos on facebook by turning on upload hd option in settings
instructions on how to fix blurry photos on facebook by turning on upload hd option in settings
instructions on how to fix blurry photos on facebook by turning on upload hd option in settings

Feel free to comment and let me know if you made these adjustments and if this resolved your blurry photo issue on Facebook.