How to Create a New Mobile Uploads Album on Facebook

By Jeff Grundy

Facebook Mobile lets you post and upload photos to your Facebook account from your mobile phone. When you activate your Facebook Mobile application for the first time, the site creates a photo album labeled “Mobile Uploads” for your account. After initializing and using the mobile account for the first time, Facebook saves all photos uploaded with your phone into that folder. After a while, though, your Mobile Uploads album might contain hundreds, if not thousands, of photos, thus making finding a particular image rather difficult. Create a new Mobile Uploads album to make finding and sorting your mobile Facebook images simpler.

Rename Mobile Uploads Album

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account and click “Photos” underneath your primary picture on the profile page.

Step 2

Click “Photos” next to the “See All” label on your main Photos page. Click the “Mobile Uploads” folder.

Step 3

Click the “Edit Album” link beneath the Mobile Uploads header on the new page. Replace the "Mobile Uploads" value in the Album Name field with a new name, such as “Older Mobile Pics” or another descriptive name.

Step 4

Click the “Save” button to close the Edit Album popup window. Click the “Profile” link at the top of the page to return to your main profile page.

Create New Mobile Uploads Folder

Step 1

Go to the Facebook.com/mobile Web page and click “Text a link to my phone” under the More Facebook Mobile Products header.

Step 2

Select your country from the drop-down list and enter your mobile phone area code and number in the “Mobile Phone” field. Click the “Text Me the Link” button. Click the “OK” button when prompted to close the window. Wait a few seconds for Facebook to text you an SMS message on your phone.

Step 3

Open the Web browser on your phone. Enter the link sent to you by Facebook into the address bar of the browser application. Tap the “Upload” link on the page.

Step 4

Select an image on your phone to upload to Facebook, then tap the “Upload” link. Facebook creates a new Mobile Uploads album on your Photos page and uploads the image into it. Subsequent image uploads all go to the new Mobile Uploads folder.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are using a new phone with Facebook Mobile, you must download the Facebook app to your phone before you can upload photos into a new Mobile Uploads album. To download the app, tap the “Install Facebook” link on the page of the URL sent to you by Facebook.