My cell phone has the only camera that I own, which occasionally makes it a hassle to share photos with people. Luckily, I found out about Facebook’s mobile feature, which allows you to easily upload photos via multimedia message from your phone, to be tagged, titled, and ridiculed immediately or at a later date. Here’s a quick guide to using Facebook’s mobile feature to upload and share photos on your Facebook profile. Let us know in the comments section if you’ve got any other questions about mobile uploads.
- Send a photo or message to firstname.lastname@example.org.You can do this from your phone’s messaging center–be sure to use an MMS message, not an email. Sending the photo or message activates Facebook, which then sends you a message with a confirmation code. Now, go log into your Facebook account and enter the confirmation code. This locks the Facebook account to your phone, and in the future you’ll just need to send messages or photos straight to email@example.com to upload them. The photos will appear in a new album called “mobile uploads” that you can find from your profile page. Congratulations, you’re uploading photos. Try not to annoy your friends to much with constant updates!
- What to do when a photo doesn’t upload.If you’re having problems, just keep trying to send your picture, and make sure that you’ve got the email address correct for Facebook mobile and that you’re using an MMS message. Some phones, like the iPhone or the Blackberry, have dedicated Facebook applications, and on these phones it’s best to use the dedicated app (otherwise you might have a bit of trouble).
- A Few Tips.You can add a title to a picture by putting it in the subject line of the MMS message that you send to Facebook. You’ll still have to wait until you’re at a computer to tag the photos unless you’ve got one of the aforementioned “special case” phones, which allow Facebook photo tagging straight from their Facebook applications. You should also know that while there’s no limit to the amount of photos you can upload, if your phone plan charges you for MMS messages, be aware that you’re being charged each time you upload something. There’s no charge from Facebook for using the service, however.
Do you have any other tips or questions for posting photos to Facebook from a mobile phone? Post in our comments section below.