Guide to Putting a Photo in a Facebook Comment

Let a picture say a thousand words on your next Facebook comment

You probably knew you could post photos to Facebook in a status update, but did you know you can post a picture in a comment you make on someone else's post on Facebook? It hasn't always been possible though. It wasn't until June 2013 that the social network began supporting photo-commenting, and it's built right into the website and mobile app.

Now you can make a photo comment instead of just standard text, or post both a text comment and a photo to illustrate it. Whatever image you choose to upload shows up in the list of comments beneath the post to which it refers.

Person placing a photo in a Facebook comment
Lifewire / Julie Bang 

This is an especially nice feature to have for birthdays and other holiday wishes since pictures often say more than words.

Previously, to add a photo to a comment, you had to upload a photo somewhere on the web and then insert the code that linked to the picture. It was messy and not as easy as it is now.

How to Include a Photo in a Comment on Facebook

The specific steps to do this are slightly different depending on how you access Facebook.

From a Computer – Open Facebook in your favorite web browser on your computer. Then:

  1. Click Comment on your news feed beneath the post you want to respond to.

    Comment button in a post on Facebook
  2. Enter any text, if you want, and then click the camera icon at the right side of the text box.

    Camera button with "Attach a Photo or Video" tooltip
  3. Choose the image or video you want to add to the comment.

    Open button with an image in macOS selected to add to Facebook comment
  4. Submit the comment like you would any other.

    Comment and image ready to post on Facebook

Using the Mobile App – Using the apps for Android and iOS mobile devices, tap the Facebook app and then:

  1. Tap Comment beneath the post you want to comment on to bring up the virtual keyboard.

  2. Enter a text comment and tap the camera icon at the side of the text-entry field. 

  3. Select the photo you want to comment with and then tap Done or whatever other button is used on your device to exit that screen.

  4. Tap Post to comment with the picture.

    Three Facebook iOS screens showing Camera icon, Done button and Send button

Using the Mobile Facebook Website – Use this method to submit picture comments on Facebook if you're not using the mobile app or the desktop website, but instead the mobile website.

  1. Tap Comment on the post that should include the picture comment.

  2. With or without typing text in the provided text box, tap the camera icon next to the text-entry field.

  3. Choose either Take Photo or Photo Library to choose the picture you want to place in the comment.

  4. Tap Post to comment with the picture.