How to Upload a Picture to Facebook from Your Galaxy Tab - dummies

How to Upload a Picture to Facebook from Your Galaxy Tab

By Dan Gookin

One of the many things your Samsung Galaxy Tab 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 throngs of the Internet.

The key to sharing a picture on Facebook is to locate the wee Camera icon, which is found on the Update Status screen.


There’s also a Photo button on the News Feed screen. Sharing a picture works similarly no matter where you start.

Here’s how to work that button and upload an image or a video to Facebook:

  1. Touch the big Photo button on the News Feed screen.

  2. Choose Photo.

  3. Choose an option from the Upload Photo menu.

    You have two options for uploading a picture:

    Choose from Gallery: If you choose this option, browse the Gallery app to look for the picture you want to upload.

    Capture a Photo: Use the Galaxy Tab’s camera to snap a picture of whatever is around you. Touch the Shutter button to snap the picture; touch Save to continue or Discard to start over and take a new picture.

    After selecting or taking a picture, the image appears as a thumbnail on the Write Post screen, which looks nearly identical to the Update Status screen.

  4. Optionally, type some text to accompany the image.

  5. Touch 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/News Feed, but it’s also saved to the Mobile Uploads album.

When you choose Video in Step 2, things work pretty much the same.

  • You can use the Facebook app to view the image in Facebook, or you can use Facebook on any computer connected to the Internet.

  • To view your Facebook photo albums, choose Profile from the main Facebook screen and then choose Photos from the bottom of your profile page. Choose an album to view the photos.

  • Facebook also appears on the various Share menus you find on the Galaxy Tab. Choose Facebook from the Share menu to send to Facebook whatever it is you’re looking at.