How to Use Facebook From Your Email

Facebook's post-by-email feature has been discontinued

It is no longer possible to send a photo from your email to Facebook. This article has been retained for archival purposes.

How Did Posting on Facebook From Email Work?

In the past, you could use your email account to post updates on Facebook and upload photos and videos to your Facebook account. All you had to do was send an email to your personal account.

One circumstance in which you might have done this is when you were offline. If you were away from Wi-Fi or in an out-of-service area, anything you sent to Facebook through your email would be posted online when you received a strong enough signal. Perhaps you just wanted to avoid logging in to Facebook to update your status or share some photos you just took.

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How to Update Your Facebook Status Over Email

When this feature was supported, you could update your Facebook status from an email message by writing your status as the Subject.

  1. Start a new email to your secret Facebook status email address.

  2. Type the desired status update in the email Subject line.

    You can leave the message body blank, or not. It doesn't matter because Facebook ignores anything in the body of the message.

  3. Send the email.

    Your default privacy settings are applied to updates sent via email.

How to Post Images to Facebook Over Email

Uploading videos and photos to Facebook from your email account was just as easy as updating your status.

  1. Start a new email to your secret Facebook upload email address.

  2. Enter a caption for your photos or videos in the Subject line.

    You can leave the Subject line blank if you want. The images and videos still post.

  3. Attach all images or videos you want to upload to Facebook. The caption from the Subject line is used for each image or video you upload.

  4. Send the email.

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