How to Edit a Post on Facebook

Revise what you just said or add a picture in just seconds

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Unlike Twitter, you can edit a post on Facebook. Whether it's from oversharing or a simple typo, posts are easy to correct.

There’s no ticking clock on editing a post. You can do it any time you want.  

How to Edit a Post on Facebook Using Your Computer

For those times when you second-guess yourself, or want to share more (or less) information, you can edit a post on Facebook.

  1. Log onto Facebook.  

  2. On your home page, scroll to the post you want to edit.

  3. In the upper-right corner, click the three-dot or down-arrow icon.

  4. Click Edit Post.

    Edit Post menu item on Facebook post for the web
  5. Edit the text as needed.

  6. Click Save

How to Delete a Photo From a Facebook Post

If you want to, you can delete a photo from a post without deleting the post:

  1. Log onto Facebook.

  2. On your home page, scroll to the post with the photo you want to delete.

  3. In the upper-right corner, click the three-dot or down-arrow icon.

  4. Click Edit Post.

  5. Hover over the photo you want to delete until an X appears in the upper-right corner of the photo.

  6. Click the X to delete.

    You can’t delete photos you’ve shared from a third party. 

  7. Click Save

How to Edit a Facebook Post Using the App

Editing a Facebook post is just as easy from your phone as it is from a computer.

  1. Find the post you want to edit.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click the three-dot or down-arrow icon.

  3. Tap Edit Post.

    Edit post button on mobile Facebook app
  4. Edit the text as you want.

  5. If you want to delete a photo, tap the X in the upper-right corner of the photo. 

  6. Tap Save.

How to Edit a Comment on Someone Else’s Facebook Post

As with items you post on your own timeline, you might think twice about a comment you made on someone else’s post. Here’s what to do. 

  1. Find the comment you want to edit.

  2. When you hover over it with your mouse pointer, a three-dot icon should appear to the right. Click the icon. 

  3. Select Edit.

  4. Make your changes, then press Enter on your keyboard.

    You can also choose to delete the comment entirely. Just choose Delete instead of Edit. 

  5. Your comment should be edited. 

How to Add a Photo to a Facebook Post

Say you went to an event and created a post about it and added a couple of photos. Then your friend sent you some more great shots. You can add them easily:

  1. Open the Facebook application or app.

  2. On your timeline, scroll to the post you want to add photos to.

  3. In the upper-right corner, click the three-dot or down-arrow icon.

  4. Click Edit Post.

  5. You’ll see the photos you already have in the post, plus a dotted photo outline with a plus-sign inside it. Click the plus sign. (If you’re using the Facebook app, tap the photo icon at the bottom of the screen instead.)

    Add a photo button in Edit Post on Facebook
  6. Use your browser to find the photo you want to add and click Open or Done

  7. The photo will appear alongside the others in your post.

  8. Click Save