How to Upload Pictures 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

How To Delete A Facebook Post From Your Timeline

Sometimes it seems like I no sooner provide instructions on how to do something on Facebook, than Facebook changes it. I get questions about deleting a post a lot, so time to write a new set of instructions. Thanks, Facebook. So here is how to delete a Facebook post from your wall as of August 30, 2017.

Removing a Post Someone Else Wrote on a Friend’s Wall (You Can’t)
You cannot physically remove a post that someone else posted on a friend’s wall. You can, however, hide it from your view, and if you like, report it for inappropriate content.

Begin by looking for the carrot symbol on the upper right hand corner of the post. When you click on it, you will see a drop down.

At the very bottom, you will see “Report post.” Click on that. When you do, another box will pop-up.

You simply need to choose the appropriate option. Depending on what you choose, it will simply hide the post, or it will provide you with the opportunity to report it.

Remove a Post You Wrote on Another Person’s Wall

Let’s say you posted something on a friend’s wall, and now you want to remove it. You again begin by clicking on the carrot. Then you will see a list of options. Delete is second from the bottom.

Removing a Post from your Own Facebook Wall

Again, simply click on the carrot on the upper right and then choose delete. This time delete is higher up.

Deleting a Comment You Wrote on Facebook

Instead of hovering your mouse on the carrot, you need to hover it next to the comment you want to delete. This time, instead of a carrot, you will see three dots. The dots only appear when you hover your mouse over them. Once you hover your mouse, the dots will appear and you will see the option to edit or delete.

Deleting a Comment Someone Else Wrote on Your Facebook Wall

On your own wall, if you delete a post, all of the comments will go as well. But if you just want to delete a comment that someone else wrote, the process is similar to deleting your own comment. However, this time when you hover your mouse next to the comment, you will simply see an X. When you click on the X you will be provided with the option to delete the comment.

There you go. This is how to remove posts and comments from Facebook on a desktop computer.


I checked on an iPad. The same carrot appears for posts and the steps are much the same. For comments, you simply need to click on the comment. The available options will appear. You will not see the three dots or the X.