How to Send a Picture to Facebook Via a Text Message

by Chad Davis
You can use the post-to-email address on feature phones and smartphones.

You can use the post-to-email address on feature phones and smartphones.

Most mobile service providers support MMS, enabling you to send messages containing multimedia content from your mobile phone to a phone number or email address. Multimedia content can include text, videos, photos or audio clips. Facebook's post-by-email address allows you to post content to your Facebook Timeline by sending attachments to an email address. Using your mobile phone, you can send a photo to your post-by-email address via MMS. Once Facebook receives the message, it posts your photo to your Facebook Timeline and Mobile Uploads album -- according to your Facebook account privacy settings.

1

Log in to your Facebook account (link in Resources).

2

Click the "Settings" icon on the Facebook bar and then click "Account Settings" to open the General Account Settings page.

3

Click "Mobile" in the sidebar to open the Mobile Settings page. The email address next to Post-By-Email Address can be used to send pictures to your Facebook Timeline.

4

Compose a new text message on your mobile phone.

5

Enter your Facebook post-by-email address into the phone number or address field of the new message.

6

Attach the photo you wish to send to Facebook to the message.

7

Enter a caption for the photo into the body of the text message if you want to.

8

Send the message and view your Facebook Timeline and Mobile Uploads photo album to locate the photo you sent to Facebook.

Tip

  • check Save your post-by-email address as a contact in your phone so that you can easily post to your Facebook Timeline in the future.

Warnings

  • close Keep your post-by-email address private. You can reset your post-by-email address from your Facebook Account Mobile Settings page.
  • close Most service providers and mobile phones support MMS-to-email, however, service providers may charge to send and receive MMS if the option is not covered under your service plan.

About the Author

Located in Denver, Chad Davis has been writing about technology for more than 10 years. He is a technical writer for information technology and product development. Davis provides grant writing and marketing services to small businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from the University of New Mexico.

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