How to Upload Photos or Videos on Facebook (And Ensure Privacy)

June 18, 2010, By Alex Ion

Facebook is by far the most popular social networking website available to netizens. Although it was designed to be extremely easy for everyone to use, sometimes it can become a bit tricky for a beginner to do stuff on Facebook and since uploading photos or videos is a part of the entire social networking phenomenon, here’s how you can do it.

1. Before you start doing anything on Facebook, it’s advisable to resize the images to either 1,024 x 768 or 800 x 600 pixels (will take less to upload and reduce loading times). You can do this by using any image editing software you know and put them in a special directory for easier uploading.

2. Login to Facebook with your username and password and look on the left side menu for the “Photos” section. Here you’ll find the “Upload Photo” link or “Upload video” link. Click them and you’ll be taken to a page where you have two options, the first one is create album and the second is mobile photos.

3. If you click on mobile photos, you will be provided with an email address where you can mail all your pictures and the photos will get uploaded automatically. This is a great way to upload pictures if you are using Facebook on a mobile device.

4. In the mobile upload feature, the subject of your email is considered the title of the picture.

5. Choose your album name, the location and a brief description of the album.

6. Next, you will need to choose the privacy levels for this particular album. You have the option to share the album with friends only, friends of friends, everyone, or choose specific people.

7. You can also go to the customize section and share the album with specific people only.

8. Once you have created the album, a new screen will open up that will help you select the pictures from your hard disk. You can go to the folder where the pictures are stored and click on the select all button, or you can also choose pictures individually by selecting them one at a time by pressing CTRL + mouse click.

9. Done selecting? Click on the upload button and you’re done.

After uploading the photos, you can edit, reorganize and even delete the album to create a new one.

Note: this is a guide for beginners; tech-savvy users may already know these so don’t bash us for trying to teach those who don’t.

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