A Guide to Putting a Photo in a Facebook Comment

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Did you know you can post a picture in a comment on Facebook? It hasn't always been possible though. It wasn't until June of 2013 that the social network finally began supporting photo-commenting, and it's built right into the website and app.

You can now make just a photo comment instead of the standard text caption, or post both a text comment and a photo to illustrate it. Whatever photo you choose to upload will show up in the list of comments beneath the post to which it refers.

It's an especially nice feature to have for birthday and other holiday wishes, since pictures often say more than words.

Previously, in order to add a photo to a comment, you had to upload a photo somewhere else on the web and then insert code that links to the picture. It was really messy and definitely not as easy as it is nowadays.

How to Comment With a Photo on Facebook

The specific steps to do this are slightly different depending on how you're using Facebook.

From a Computer

  1. Click Comment below whatever you want to respond to.
  2. Enter any text, if you want, and then click the camera button at the right side of the text box.
  3. Choose the image or video you want to comment with.
  4. Submit the comment like you would any other.

With the Mobile App

  1. Tap Comment to enter into commenting mode.
  2. Choose the camera button from the left side of the text box. You can use this time to enter text too.
  3. Tap the photos you want to comment with and then tap Done or whatever other button is used on your device to exit that screen.
  1. Tap Post to comment with the picture.

Through 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 text in the provided text box, tap the camera button to the left.
  1. Choose either Take Photo or Photo Library to choose the picture you want to comment with.
  2. Tap Post to comment with the picture.
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