Want to rearrange the photos in your various Facebook photo albums? You can, of course, but the process is a bit more involved than you’d think.
Instead of clicking on a specific photo to move it to another album (an idea that makes perfect sense, right?), you’ll need to open the original album first and then edit the album, not the photo.
Confused? Well, here’s how it works:
- First, head to your Facebook timeline, then click the Photos box just beneath your jumbo-sized “cover” photo.
- Next, open the album that contains the photo you’d like to move, then click the “Edit Album” link near the top of the album page.
- Move your mouse over the thumbnail of the snapshot you want to move. As you do, you’ll see a pair of buttons appear at the top of the image: one that reads “Click a face to tag,” and another with a small downward-pointing arrow. Click the arrow, then select “Move to other album.”
- A new pop-up window titles “Move photo to another album?” will appear; select the album where you’d like to move the photo, then click the “Move Photo” button. All done!
Want to move a photo to a brand-new album? Unfortunately, there’s no “Create a new album” option from the “Move photo to another album” window, so you’ll have to create a new album first—and you can’t create a new album without uploading a new photo from your desktop. Ugh.
Also, keep in mind that you can only move photos that you uploaded yourself, not snapshots by Facebook friends in which you’ve been tagged.
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