How to Import Pictures Onto Facebook

By Adrian Grahams

If you've taken pictures that are too good to keep to yourself then an easy way to share them with family and friends is to import them to Facebook. Sharing pictures has always been a core part of the Facebook experience and importing them to your Facebook profile is straightforward with the website's integrated photo upload tool. To import pictures to Facebook, log in to your account and upload pictures to a new or existing photo album.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Facebook account and log-in information

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook home page.

Step 2

Click "Photo" in the top menu and select "Create an Album."

Step 3

Click "Select Photos." This allows you to select pictures from the folders on your computer. Click the image file that you want to import in the browser. If you want to import more than one picture, hold down the "Ctrl" button on the computer keyboard and click each image file.

Step 4

Click the "Open" button. Enter the title for the photo album in the dialog box. Choose your preferred privacy settings and photo quality settings by clicking the relevant checkboxes beside these options.

Step 5

Wait for the pictures to upload. Facebook displays an upload progress bar while this takes place.

Step 6

Click the "Create an Album" button. This displays the album and the imported pictures. Click each picture to give them titles, descriptions and to "tag" friends.

Tips & Warnings

  • Import pictures to an existing Facebook photo album by selecting "Photo" in the home page menu and then clicking on an existing album. Select "Add More Photos" and then upload the pictures in the same way as you would for a new album.
  • Some smartphones also allow picture uploads to Facebook but you will usually need to download the Facebook application for your particular type of smartphone.