How to upload photos to Facebook

One of the great ways of sharing things on Facebook is by posting photos of events, scenes or generally anything that interests or amuses you as you go about your day. As most people now have smart phones this has become increasingly easy.

There are several ways to do this but we will look at uploading them from your computer and from an iPhone and this guide will show you how.

Step 1: Uploading photo to Facebook

To upload photos to Facebook on your phone you must firstly have the Facebook app installed and be logged into your account.

If you are taking photos on your iPhone then it makes complete sense to upload directly to Facebook. Photos taken on your phone are nested in the photos library, the icon for this is the multi-coloured flower displayed here on the right.

Firstly, click on an image to upload to Facebook (a tick will show which one you have selected and you can select more than one if you want). Next click on the Facebook icon and a window will open showing your image in a new post.

click an image to upload a photo to facebook

Step 2: Posting a photo to Facebook

This will give you the option to include a comment on the image and to add a person from your friends list if you want. Click on Post.

If you are using Facebook on a Windows computer posting photos is also easy. Note they must be stored in your computer in order for this to be possible and must either be a scan of a printed photo or transferred there from either a digital camera or a phone. Photos can also be at a location that is accessible via your computer such as Dropbox.

Step 3: Creating a Facebook photo album

We have covered adding a photo to your posts in our 'How to Post to Facebook' guide but it is also possible to create an online album of photos as part of your profile. This is great if you have been to an event such as a birthday party or wedding and want to upload several photos to share with other guests.

On your page click on Photos where you have two choices either to add an individual photo or video or to Create Album

click photo to see all your albums in your Facebook

Click on Create Album and a window will open to take you to photographs. This will usually be Pictures or My Pictures depending on which version of Windows you are using but you can direct your search to anywhere that you keep the images you want such as an external drive (a USB for instance).

click create album and this will take you to your pictures folder on your desktop

 

Click on the first photo that you want to use in your album.  This will open a new window that allows you to give the album a name, a location such as the name of the venue an event took place in and also to tag friends who were also there.

create an album and type a title for it

Step 4: Adding more images to your Facebook album

To add more photos to your album click on the square with a + symbol. You can add up to 1,000 photos in an album. Click Post when you are finished.

You also have the option to share an album with friends. This allows them to add photos to the album which is great if you were all at the same event.

You can also share your album to your friends

We hope this guide has helped you to upload a photo or album to Facebook to share with your friends and family. Why don't you check our our other photo and Facebook guides in the next steps links below.