Facebook: Email Photos from your Cellphone to your Account

Posted October 13, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Internet

If you’re like me, you have photos you’ve just taken with your cellphone that you would like to have on your Facebook account right away. By following a few simple steps, you can easily activate Facebook Mobile and confirm your cellphone for the current photo, as well as future ones.

1. On your cellphone, go to the desired picture you wish to send to Facebook.

2. Follow the necessary steps for your cellphone to prep the photo to email (this usually is done by accessing a menu from the photo and selecting something like Send as Email or Email Photo).

3. A new email message will appear with the photo included as an attachment. In the To: textbox, input mobile@facebook.com.

4. In the Subject: textbox, input the title for your photo.

5. Select Send.

6. In a minute or two, your cellphone will receive an email from Facebook that tells you that your photo upload was successful. At the end of the email is a 6 character code, keep this code handy for the next steps.

7. Make sure you are logged into your Facebook account and go to http://www.facebook.com/mobile.

8. When the page appears, click on the Activate Facebook Mobile button.

9. Go to the lower left portion of the page, where it says Sign Up Here and Confirm your phone.

10. Beneath the Activate button, click the Already have a confirmation code? link.

11. Input the code you received in your email and click the Confirm button.

12. You will then see Your mobile phone has been confirmed. Now any photos you send to mobile@facebook.com from your cellphone will be uploaded to your Facebook account.


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  • Love it. Thanks for the directions.

  • Rocky

    I wonder if the cell phone company charge for the message, any idea…or comment….

    • Yeah, I would imagine that typical SMS/text messaging rates will apply.

    • These are emails, not text messages, right? Still dependent on your plan and you should check first, but most plans don’t charge per email, only per text message. Or am I missing something?

      • Oh, yeah, you are right! SMS/Text messaging rates shouldn’t come into play. Thanks for the correction.

  • You’re correct. This is just an email which is part of the data plan and doesn’t count as SMS/text messaging. That being said, everyone should be aware of the details of their data plan since I am sure there is some variation among the different providers.

    • Alright, alright. You guys are just piling on now. Gesh! 🙂

  • Chris F

    This no longer works. Facebook sent me a note back saying “Sorry, we cannot support uploads sent via email. You sent from SBC/Yahoo. If you are sending from a phone, it must be configured to send directly.”

  • Nothappy

    Be careful. I did this via O2. Jsut 1 photo and it cost £74 quid.

  • i wish south africans would start getting twiter after all we are hosting the 2010
    world cup so the world must start acepting it