Facebook has quickly become the most popular social networking website in the world for a good reason; it’s easy to use. It’s easy to find the people that you want, easy to join, and easy to post to the website. It’s even easy to post pictures to Facebook, though some users can have some issues figuring out that particular feature.
Here’s a quick guide to posting your pictures on Facebook.
Find the picture. First of all, get the picture that you want to upload onto your computer, and put it in an easy-to-remember location. Make sure that it’s not too huge. Log into Facebook and go to your profile, and click on Photos, which is one of the Facebook applications that is automatic on every Facebook account. You can choose from here whether to make a new photo album or to use an existing one; if you don’t have any albums yet, make a new one. You can organize your Facebook albums in any way that you see fit.
Upload. Once your album’s created, it’s time to upload some pictures. You can either use Facebook’s thumbnail-view, which can be quite taxing on overloaded browsers, or use their simple uploader to grab a bunch of pictures off of your hard drive and upload them. It may take a while to upload your pictures if you’ve got a slow connection or if you’re uploading large pictures, but be patient and don’t exit out of the Facebook window. You can, however, use other programs or open up another browser window.
Once the pictures are uploaded to Facebook, they’ll post automatically onto your profile as a “news feed” story for your friends and family to see. If you don’t want the story to display, go to your profile and hover over the right corner of the newsfeed story. The option to “hide” the story will appear.
Tag it. Don’t forget to “tag” your picture. Go into Facebook and view the picture, then click on the faces of people in the picture that have Facebook accounts. If they’re friends of yours, their name should pop up quickly when you begin to type it in; click the box next to the correct name and the person will be notified that there’s a picture of them in your album, and their friends will be able to see the picture, too. Note that if you’ve been tagged in a picture on Facebook, you can easily de-tag it by finding your name under the picture and clicking “remove tag”.
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