How to Add Facebook App Icon to Your Desktop

Adding a Facebook app icon to your desktop is an easy way to access Facebook with one click. Whether you use Facebook for personal or business purposes, having quick access can save you time each day.

Here are step-by-step instructions for adding a Facebook shortcut icon to your desktop on both Windows and Mac operating systems.


Before adding the Facebook app icon, make sure:

  • You have the Facebook app installed on your device
  • You are logged into Facebook through the app or web browser
  • Your desktop is visible (not covered by other open windows)

Add Facebook Icon in Windows

Follow these steps to add Facebook to your Windows desktop:

  1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box
  2. Type shell:appsfolder and press Enter to open the apps folder
  3. Locate the Facebook app tile, right-click and select “Open file location”
  4. Right-click the Facebook app again and select “Create shortcut”
  5. Drag the new Facebook shortcut icon to your desktop

You can now access Facebook with one click!

Alternative Method for Windows

Alternatively, you can create a web shortcut instead of using the Facebook app:

  1. Right-click an empty area on your desktop
  2. Click New > Shortcut
  3. Enter the Facebook website URL:
  4. Click Next, name the shortcut “Facebook” and click Finish

Add Facebook Icon on Mac

To add Facebook to your Mac desktop:

  1. Open Finder and locate the Facebook app
  2. Right-click on the Facebook app icon
  3. Click Make Alias to create a copy of the icon
  4. Drag the new Facebook alias to your desktop

You can now open Facebook instantly from your desktop!

Customize the Facebook Icon (Optional)

If you want to use a custom icon instead of the default Facebook icon, here’s how:


  1. Right-click the Facebook shortcut on your desktop and select Properties
  2. Click the Change Icon button
  3. Browse your computer to select a custom .ico image file
  4. Click OK to save the new icon


  1. Click the Facebook icon on your desktop
  2. Press Command + I to Get Info on the app alias
  3. Click the icon in the top left corner to select a custom image from your computer
  4. Click Done to save

You can now open Facebook with your own unique shortcut icon!


Adding the Facebook icon to your desktop only takes a minute. With the app shortcut easily accessible, you can open Facebook faster without having to search through menus or browser bookmarks each time.

Customizing the default icon makes it even easier to locate at a glance. Set the icon to your company logo or a photo of yourself – get creative!

Hopefully you found these step-by-step instructions helpful for placing Facebook on your Windows or Mac desktop. Let us know in the comments if you have any other questions!