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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:

  • 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 5 Useful Cross-Browser Web Form Helpers 5 Useful Cross-Browser Web Form Helpers We have to deal with web forms and check boxes daily: to comment on any article, to subscribe to an email alerts, to fill in the contact form, etc. It is always worth looking for... Read More 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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