How to Send Photos to Facebook From iPad

Easily upload iPad videos and photos to Facebook

Facebook on iPad 3

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There are several ways to send a photo to Facebook from your iPad. Upload photos or videos to Facebook from your iPad with Safari or use the Facebook mobile app. An easier way to send photos to Facebook is to do it directly from the Photos app or the Camera app.

Send Photos to Facebook From the Photos App

There are two ways to use the Photos app to send images to Facebook. You can do so for images you took earlier or for an image or video that you just now captured from the Camera app.

To use the Photos app, open the app and select the image you want to post on Facebook. If you want to send several at once, choose Select, then choose every photo or video you want to put on Facebook.

Select button on iPad

To send a photo or video that you just now took, stay in the Camera app and tap the thumbnail on the right that shows the image or video.

Image thumbnail in Camera app on iPad

Either way, follow these directions next:

To use this method, the Facebook app must be installed on your iPad. Download Facebook for iPad if you don't have it.

  1. Tap Share.

    Share button in Photos on iPad
  2. Select Facebook.

    Facebook in Share Sheet on iPad

    If you don't see the Facebook option, select More, locate Facebook from the list, and tap the button next to it to make it green instead of white.

  3. Wait while the image or video is prepared to be uploaded. This could take a while if it's a high-resolution photo, if there are multiple items, or if it's a video. You might not see the progress bar if it's a small item.

  4. Optionally, write a message to go with the image, choose who can see the image, and decide if you want to add it to a photo album on your Facebook page.

  5. Tap Next.

    Next button on iPad
  6. Select Share to send the iPad photo or video to Facebook.

    Share button in Share To sheet on iPad

    There are other items you can customize, for example, to send the photo or video to a Facebook group or a friend's timeline.

  7. The image or video appears on Facebook immediately. If you don't see it, swipe down on the page to refresh.

Send Photos to Facebook From the Facebook App

The Facebook app provides a Photo button you can tap to select the images and videos you want to send to Facebook from your iPad.

  1. Tap News Feed. Or, select Menu and tap your name to reach your profile.

  2. In the What's on your mind area, select Photo.

    Photo button on iPad Facebook
  3. Tap each image or video you want to send to Facebook from your iPad.

    To change the album, select Camera Roll.

  4. Choose Done when you're finished choosing what to post on Facebook.

    Done button in Photos on iPad
  5. Write something if you want and optionally use the buttons under your name to choose who can see the Facebook post and which album (if any) you want to post it under.

  6. Select Post to send the iPad videos or photos to Facebook.

    Post button in Facebook for iPad

Send Photos to Facebook From Safari

You can also share photos and videos to Facebook from a web browser such as Safari, Chrome, Opera Touch, and Firefox. The mobile Facebook page works the same in all browsers, so you can use any mobile browser.

  1. Open Facebook.com in a web browser.

  2. Go to the News Feed page or your profile, then tap Photo/Video.

    Photo/Video button on Facebook via Safari on iPad
  3. Select Take Photo or Video to open the camera app, or Photo Library to choose a photo or video from your iPad to send to Facebook. Or, select Browse to locate a photo or video stored in iCloud Drive.

    Photo upload options on Facebook via Safari on iPad
  4. To send photos or videos to Facebook that are stored on your iPad, tap Done. If you chose to take the photo or video right now, take the photo or video, then select Use Photo or Use Video.

    Done button in Facebook for iPad
  5. Optionally, customize the post with text, choose who can see the photos and videos you're sharing, and add more items.

  6. Tap Share to send the videos and photos to Facebook.

    Share button in Facebook via Safari on iPad