How to Upload Photos with Facebook Mobile
If you’re the mobile photo taker, Facebook Mobile Photos is for you. With mobile photos, you have no time for weeding, editing, or second thoughts. Mobile photos pave the way to instantaneous documentation.
Two types of people can be found at social events. You find the scrapbookers who always remember to bring their fancy-schmancy camera to every gathering. (You know who they are because they tell you to smile a lot or sometimes say Act natural.) Then there is the person who never intends to take photos but who, when the birthday girl blows out her candles, the host spills wine on himself, or someone arrives wearing a hilarious slogan tee shirt, is ready with the mobile phone camera. (Hey, it captures the moment, right?)
For the scrapbookers of the world, Facebook Photos was built for you. After the social gathering, plug your camera into a regular computer, weed out the bad photos, and upload the rest to a photo album.
But if you’re ready to submit those photos on the fly, here's how to upload a mobile photo:
Make sure you have a phone with a camera and you know how to use it to take a picture and/or take a video.
If you’re unsure, check your phone’s instruction manual or ask just about any teenager.
Go to www.facebook.com/mobile and look beneath Upload Photos via E-mail for a personalized e-mail address.
This e-mail address, of the form firstname.lastname@example.org, makes it possible for you to upload photos to your Profile from your phone. Optionally, you can click Send My Upload E-mail to Me Now. From there, you can ask Facebook to either e-mail you the address or text it to your phone. Either way, you want to add that personal e-mail address to your phone’s contacts so you can easily message it in the future.
Wait for something hilarious or beautiful or awesome to happen and then take a picture or video of it.
Send an e-mail to the address you just found with the picture or video attached.
The subject line is the caption, so choose wisely.
(Optional) To make any edits or changes to your mobile photos, go to your photo albums and click the Mobile Uploads album. To make changes to your video, go to the Video application and edit there.
Note that the default visibility of your mobile uploads is Everyone.