How To Customize, Delete & Arrange Photos In Your Facebook Photo Album

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customize facebook photo albumsThe ability to share your personal photos with your friends and relatives is the most favorite feature of Facebook. Therefore many of us have quite a few photo albums in our Facebook accounts. However as much as we use Facebook, we are still completely unaware of how many of its most obvious features work. The site has numerous options and features and consequently there are quite a few usability issues with many great options being hidden so well that you never know they exist.

Here’s a collection of Facebook photo album tips you are likely to be unaware of.

1. HOW TO: Customize The Facebook Photo Album Cover (Thumbnail)

When you create a Facebook photo album, one of the photos is automatically selected to create the photo album thumbnail. This thumbnail is a clickable image taking you and your friends to the photos inside (in your profile “Photos” section).

To customize your photo album thumbnail, you will need to do the following:

  • Go to your profile, click “Photos” in the left-hand column, click the album cover thumbnail to access the album;
  • Click a tiny blue link “Edit Album” and then “Edit photos“:

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  • Scroll down to the photo you need and set it as the album cover:

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2. HOW TO: Delete Multiple Photos From A Photo Album

If you were ever wondering how to delete many photos from an album (while still keeping the album), here are the necessary (yet not really obvious) steps:

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  • Go to your profile, click “Photos” in the left-hand column, click the album cover thumbnail to access the album;
  • Click a tiny blue link “Edit Album” and then “Edit photos“:
  • The next page will let you check the boxes below the photos you want to remove and delete them on in bulk (here are a few checkbox helpers for you as an added bonus):

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3. How TO: Arrange Photos In Any Album

This one is easy but not many people are actually aware of the fact that they can do it – photos in your album can be dragged around.

This means that to change the order of your photos in an album, you need to:

  • Go to your profile, click “Photos” in the left-hand column, click the album cover thumbnail to access the album;
  • Hover over any photo until you see a four-arrow icon, left-click and drag the photo to where you want it to appear:

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More Facebook photo guides and tips we have covered previously:

Any other useful Facebook photo sharing tips I missed? Please share them in the comments!

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Comments (7)
  • Rita Gryphon

    How do I get rid of the black frames around the photod in my album?

  • kathy

    Sometimes when I make an album it doesn’t ask me to choose a album cover. The first 3 pictures in the album show up on my wall, then people can click on the album to see the rest of the pictures. But sometimes it forces me to choose an album cover. I don’t want an album cover. How do I get rid of the album cover?

    • Ann Smarty

      Hey Kathy, I am pretty sure you always do both: the album cover is generated AND the three thumbnails are shared on your profile wall. Not sure you can choose either…

  • Saikat Basu

    Very simple tips to implement, but you will be surprised that many people don’t know about these or don’t bother to organize their photos properly on Facebook.

    • Ann Smarty

      This is funny but I only found out that photos are draggable when writing this post!

  • Mrclose

    I can rarely get my comments to show up here and a ‘Spammer’ seems to have no problem?

    • Tina

      Not sure how that one got through, it shouldn’t have!

      What do you mean your comments don’t show up? Comments with links go into the moderation queue, hence they don’t show up immediately. All other comments, however, should be published instantly, unless the commenter was previously marked as spam or has a link considered spam set as his homepage.

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