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.
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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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 4

Compose a new text message on your mobile phone.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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