How to Upload a Picture to Facebook on the Amazon Fire Phone

By Dan Gookin

One of the many things your Fire phone can do is take pictures. Combine that feature with the Facebook app and you have an all-in-one gizmo designed for sharing the various intimate and private moments of your life with the ogling Internet throngs.

The picture posting process starts by touching the Photo icon in the Facebook app. After you touch the Photo icon, the photo selection screen appears. You have two choices:

Select an image from pictures shown on the screen. These images are ones found on the phone. Touch an image, or touch several images to select a bunch, and then proceed with the steps listed below.

Take a picture by using the phone’s camera.

If you elect to use the phone’s camera to take a picture, touch the Camera icon on the photo selection screen. (It’s in the lower-left corner.) You then find yourself thrust into Facebook’s Camera app. This is not the same app as the Camera app.

Use the onscreen controls to take the picture. Or you can shoot a quick video. When you’re done, touch the Gallery icon.

To proceed with uploading the image, follow these steps:

1Touch an image in the phone’s photo album.

This will select the image.

2Tap the image to add a tag.

You can touch someone’s face in the picture and then type the person’s name. Or choose from a list of your Facebook friends to apply a name tag to the image.

3Use the Rotate icon to reorient the image, if necessary.

Please don’t be annoying by posting improperly oriented images.

4Touch the Compose icon.

Now you can put your message together.

5Add a message to the image.

At this point, posting the image works just like adding a status update.

6Touch the Post button.

The image is posted as soon as it’s transferred over the Internet and digested by Facebook.

The image can be found as part of your status update or News Feed, but it’s saved also to Facebook’s Mobile Uploads album.

Facebook appears also on the various Share menus you find in other apps on the phone. Choose the Share command to send to Facebook whatever it is you’re looking at.