How to add or change a static or animated favicon in your blog/site

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Favicon (Favorites Icon) is the small picture (usually 16px x 16px in size) you see beside some site’s name in your browser’s address bar. Having your own favicon with a nice graphical reminder is a good way to get visitors attention. Blogger users can add a custom favicon for their blogs by going to the Layout section and by clicking on the Edit link on the “Favicon” element.

favicon


“For many bloggers, having a custom favicon (the tiny image displayed in your browser’s window or tab) is the finishing touch that ties together the design and identity of a great looking blog. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Blogger in Draft users can now add a customized favicon to their blog. ~Blogger in Draft

How To Add a Favicon to Your Blogger Blog

Step 1. Log in to your Blogger’s Dashboard, go to the Layout and click on Add a Gadget link

favicon creation


Step 2. Click on the “Edit” link on the “Favicon” setting above the navbar element.

favicon display


Step 3. A popup window will open where you can search for an image in your hard drive to replace the default favicon image. Click on “Browse” button and search for your favicon (it should have the .ico extension) – then click on “Save”.

favicon upload



Step 4. Now you should see your own favicon instead of blogger’s default favicon.

favicon


It might take some time until your new favicon will appear in your Browser’s tab or window.

If you want to add animated favicons to your Blogger blogs, then follow this method below.

How to add an animated favicon in Blogger

Step 1. Log in to your Blogger account > Template > Edit HTML (if needed, click on Proceed button)


Step 2. Select the “Expand widget templates” box

search template



Step 3. Search (CTRL + F) for:

  <b:skin> 


Step 4. Paste this code just above it:

 <link href=”your-favicon-links-goes-here” rel=”icon” type=”image/gif”/>


Note: replace your-favicon-links-goes-here with your favicon’s link location.