Facebook: There was an error updating your profile picture. Please try again.

Easy fix: change the name of your picture.

Apparently some names are banned from facebook. Like this one: j0400967

I was trying to upload an image for one of the pages I am making on facebook. I tried converting the image to all different formats, including PNG, JPG, GIF, etc.. nothing worked. I even tried removing all the exif data. I tried using a photoshop filter to change the image, nada, no dice. Then I decided to change the image name. Bingo!

Name any image file j0400967 and watch the image upload choke. Fun.

  • Jeana Lawrence

    I’m receiving the same error, but changing the file name does not solve the problem.

  • Sherwin Lee

    Changing the file name didn’t work for me either. I had to open the image in an editor program, copy, and re-paste into a new file.

  • No dice.

  • Baba-ali05

    there was an error updating your profile picture. please try again. 

  • Ketangangani

    i am receiving There was an error updating your profile picture. Please try again.
    my profile picture is dose not  cahnge please give me solution

  • Ketangangani

    how to solve in There was an error updating your profile picture. Please try again. on facebook setting.

  • Ketangangani

    how to solve There was an error updating your profile picture. Please try again. on facebook setting.

  • Kingkulshreshtha

    There was an error updating your profile picture. Please try again.pleseee help meeeeeeeee

  • Bhavesh Parmar

    n error updating your profile picture

  • Bhavesh Parmar

    n error updating your profile picture

  • Caren051

    help me i am having the same trouble too.. how am i able to solve this help..!!

  • Jep

    same problem how to fix? >.<

  • was this solved

  • were u able to solve this ?

  • Cherylbrownyoga

    If you upload the photo in to an album on facebook it works, then choose it when you are changing the profile picture. Just did it and it worked fine. Uploading it directly from the current profile photo gets the same error everyone’s mentioning.