How to Delete Albums on Facebook

Delete any albums you've created, plus a workaround for albums Facebook made

What to Know

  • Browser: Profile icon > Photos > Albums > select three dots over album preview > Delete image > confirm.
  • App: Profile icon > select Photos > Albums > select album > Edit album > Delete Album > confirm.
  • Hide: Profile > select Photos > Albums > three dots on preview > Edit album > set audience to Only me.

This article explains how to delete photo albums from your Facebook account using a web browser and the mobile app.

Albums you create can be deleted easily, however auto-generated albums like “Profile pictures” and “Cover photos” cannot. Rather than deleting those albums entirely, you’ll have to manually delete each individual photo one at a time.

How Do I Delete a Facebook Album in a Browser?

If you have any albums on your Facebook account that you’d rather not hold onto for any reason, you can get rid of them if you want to. It’s possible to delete individual images from within an album, but when you want to get rid of everything it’s much faster to remove the album itself.

  1. Select your profile icon in the top-right of the window to go to your profile page.

    Select profile icon at Facebook website
  2. Select the Photos tab underneath your profile name and photo.

    Photos tab selected on Facebook profile page
  3. In the Photos menu, select Albums.

    Albums tab selected on Facebook website
  4. Find the album you want to delete and select the three dots in the top-right corner of its preview image.

    Three-dots icon selected on a Facebook album
  5. Select Delete album from the menu.

    Delete album selected in album menu at Facebook
  6. Select Delete album in the pop-up menu to confirm.

    Confirmation window to delete album in Facebook

How Do I Delete an Album in the Facebook App?

The process for deleting an album in the app is a little different from doing it in a web browser, but the general path through the menus and options is fairly similar.

  1. Select your account icon/profile image in the top-left.

  2. Or you can select Menu in the bottom-right, then select See your profile at the top of the menu.

  3. From your profile, scroll down and select Photos.

    Menu > See your profile selected and Photos highlighted in Facebook app
  4. In the Photos menu, select the Albums tab.

  5. Select the album you want to delete.

  6. From within the album, select the three dots in the top-right.

    Album tab in Facebook app and three-dot menu highlighted for album
  7. Select Edit album from the pop-up menu.

  8. Select Delete Album from the bottom of the Edit Album menu.

  9. Select Delete from the pop-up menu to confirm.

    Edit album, Delete Album, Delete highlighted in Facebook app

Can I Hide a Facebook Album Instead of Deleting It?

If you’d rather not permanently delete an album from your Facebook account, there is a way to keep it around while preventing anyone else from being able to view it. Hidden albums can still be deleted later if you decide that’s what you want, or can be made visible again if you change your mind.

  1. In a browser: Go to your Profile and select Photos > Albums > then select the three dots on the album you want to hide. Select Edit album from the menu.

    Albums, three dots, Edit album highlighted at Facebook
  2. Set the audience to Only me.

    Only me selected in the Set audience menu
  3. In the app: Go to your Profile, scroll down and select Photos > Albums > then select the album you want to hide. Select the three dots in the top-right > Edit album.

  4. Select who can see your post (this may say “Public,” “Friends,” etc).

  5. Select Only me to hide the album from everyone else on Facebook.

    Album with three-dots, audience for posts and Only me highlighted in Facebook app
  • How do I delete photos from a Facebook album?

    First, open the album. Then, click the photo to open it. Click the three-dot menu, and then select Delete to remove the photo from the album.

  • How do I move photos from one album to another on Facebook?

    You can only move photos on Facebook in a web browser, and you can't move items from your Profile Picture or Cover Photo collections.. Go to profile > Photos > Albums, and then select the album containing the picture you want to move. Choose the Edit (pencil) icon next to the photo. Finally, select Move to another album, and then choose the destination album. Click Move Photo to finish.

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