How to Edit a Facebook Album - dummies

By Carolyn Abram

Editing a Facebook album usually consists of editing the album’s information or settings. You may also want to edit specific photos within an album. Either way, your initial album choices are not set in stone.

How to edit album name, location, description, and privacy

From the album view, look above the top row of photos for an Edit icon, next to the Add Photos button.

This little pencil icon always indicates that you can edit something.

Click the Edit icon to bring up the Edit Album screen. It should look familiar — it’s pretty much the same screen you saw when you created the album.


The fields at the top are the same as when you created the album: album name, description, location (Where Were These Taken), and a Privacy menu. Remember to click Done when you finish editing this information.

From the album view, you can also click the pencil icon next to the existing description to edit it.

How to delete an album

While you’re looking at the Edit Album screen, look for a button in the upper-right corner with a trash can icon on it. If you ever decide, in retrospect, that adding a particular album was a poor choice, you can click this button to remove the whole thing.

If you delete your photo album, all the photos in it will be gone forever, so make sure you want to get rid of it completely before you delete it.

How to reorder photos in the album

Chances are that if you added your photos in bulk, they don’t appear exactly in the right order. And it’s awkward when the photos of the sunset appear first, and the photos of your awesome day of adventure come afterward. To reorder photos from the album view, follow these steps:

  1. Hover your mouse over the photo you want to move.

  2. Click and hold the photo.

  3. While holding the mouse button down, drag the photo thumbnail to its correct place in the album.

    The other photos shift positions as you move your chosen photo.


  4. When the photo is in the spot you want, release the mouse button.

  5. Repeat with the next photo until your whole album is organized correctly.

No need to worry about saving. Facebook automatically saves the new order of your album.

How to add more photos

After you create a photo album, you can add more photos later. Sometimes, depending on how organized the photos on your hard drive are, you may want to add photos in batches anyhow. To add more photos, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Add Photos button in the upper-right corner of the album view.

    This opens the interface for exploring your computer’s hard drive.

  2. Select the photos you want to add.

  3. Click Open.

    The upload process begins, complete with a progress bar so you know how long the upload will take.

  4. Click the Done button after the upload is complete.

    You’re asked to tag the new photos you added.