How to Upload Phone Pictures to Facebook

By Andrew Smith

Facebook allows users to post messages and upload pictures to their accounts directly from their cell phones. This is convenient if you're at an event and don't want to wait until you're home to add those pictures to your Facebook profile page. By activating a Facebook Mobile account, you can upload pictures from your cell phone to your Facebook profile.

Step 1

Sign into your Facebook account, or create one if you do not already have an account.

Step 2

Click the “Settings” link at the top of the Facebook page, then click the “Mobile” tab.

Step 3

Select the “Register for Facebook Mobile Texts” link. A window will appear. Choose your country and wireless service provider in the two drop-down boxes. Click “Next.”

Step 4

Send a text message to “32665” from your cell phone. The text message should have only the letter “f” in it. Click “Next.”

Step 5

Check your cell phone for a text message from Facebook. This text message will have a code. Enter that code into the text box on your computer screen. Click “Confirm.” Your Facebook Mobile account will then be activated.

Step 6

Go to the pictures feature on your cell phone. Find the picture you wish to upload to Facebook. Select the “Send” option on your cell phone. You'll be able to add a contact in a “To:” box.

Step 7

Enter the following in the “To:” box:mobile.facebook.comChoose “OK” and then “Send” to send the picture message.

Step 8

Wait about five minutes, then go back to the Facebook main page on your computer. Click the “Profile” link at the top of the Facebook page to access your profile page. The picture that you uploaded should be at the top of your profile page.

Step 9

Click the “View Photos of Me” link underneath your profile picture on your profile page. On the next page, you'll see that a new album, “Mobile Uploads,” has been created and is listed in your albums at the bottom of the page. This is where all pictures uploaded from your phone to Facebook will be saved.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your wireless service provider is not listed in the appropriate drop-down box mentioned in Step 5, you won't be able to upload pictures to Facebook using your cell phone.

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