How to Add and Manage Facebook Photos

Post photos and albums to share with family and friends

What to Know

  • To add photos on Facebook, use the Photo option on the desktop site or the mobile app.
  • If you want to create an album and upload multiple photos, use Photos > Create Album.
  • You can also add photos to an existing album or delete them in the future.

This article explains how to create photo albums on Facebook and share them with your family and friends. These instructions apply to Facebook.com and the Facebook mobile app.

How to Add Photos on Facebook

You can upload photos to Facebook via the desktop site or mobile app as part of a post or status update.

  1. Select Photo/Video below Create Post at the top of your News Feed or Timeline (on the mobile app, tap Photo).

    Photo/Video on Facebook.com
  2. Select the photo(s) you want to share and write a description or caption where it says Say something about these photos.

    Say something about these photos on Facebook.com
  3. Add more information to your photo. You have the following options:

    • Select the plus sign (+) to add more photos.
    • Select Tag Friends to identify friends in the photo.
    • Select Feeling/Activity to share what you're feeling or doing.
    • Select the three dots, and then select Check In to add a location.
    • Hover the mouse over your photo and select the edit icon to edit your photo (crop and add filters, stickers, or effects).
    • Next to With, add the names of friends who are in the photo.
    Add Photos and Tag Friends on Facebook.com

    On the mobile app, tap the Add to your post options on the bottom-right to access Tag Friends, Feeling/Activity, and Check In.

  4. Select News Feed and/or Your Story, then select Post.

    News Feed, Your Story, and Post on Facebook.com

    It's a good idea to keep your Facebook photos private so that only your friends can see them.

How to Make a Photo Album on Facebook.com

Another way to add photos to Facebook and keep them organized for others to see is to create an album. Follow these steps if you're using Facebook in a web browser.

  1. Go to your Facebook profile and select Photos under your cover photo.

    Photos on Facebook.com.
  2. Select Create Album.

    Create Album on Facebook.com
  3. Select photos or videos to add to your album. Once they have finished uploading, enter an Album name. Other options include:

    • Add a description or location.
    • Add contributors (they will be able to upload photos to this album).
    • Change the date
    Album name on Facebook.com

    To tag someone in a photo album, click anywhere on the photo you want to tag them in.

  4. Select Post.

    Post on Facebook.com
  5. To view and edit your albums, go to your Photos and select Albums.

    Albums on Facebook.com

How to Create a Photo Album in the Facebook App

You can also add photos to albums from the Facebook mobile app.

  1. Tap Photo on the Facebook mobile app's home screen.

  2. Choose the photos you want to add, then tap Album under your name.

  3. Tap Create New Album to create a new album from the photos you chose.

    Photo, Album, Create New Album in the Facebook app
  4. Give the album a name and description, then tap Create.

    Tap Add Contributors to choose contributors from your Friends list. Tap Friends to choose whether your album should be public or private.

  5. Add a description where it says Say something about these photos, choose a layout, then tap Post.

    Create and Post in the Facebook app