Adding photos to a Facebook post.

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IsolaPribby Wed 09-Dec-20 13:46:09

Hello, I'm after some technical assistance, I would like to add a photo to a Facebook post. I used to be able to do this easily, just click the little camera icon, and select the photo I want.
I have since changed phones, now when I click it gives me a random selection of photos either I have taken or i have been sent on WhatsApp etc, in a totally random date order. How can I link it to my Google Photos, so I have a chance of finding what I want?
Not sure if I have explained well enough, will be grateful for any assistance.

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MyEnormousTurnip Wed 09-Dec-20 13:48:26

You can’t link it to Google photos I don’t think. You have to save the photo to your phone first. Find the pic in Google Photos then go to share then save to device.


OhCormoranAllYeFaithful Wed 09-Dec-20 13:49:52

I don’t use an android, but normally if you wait a few seconds after the random images appear, you should be able to click on the folder you are in and select a new folder, for example favourites.

Or, go to the folder first. Select the image, choose share to Facebook and then type your message under that shareable image.

Hope that helps

IsolaPribby Wed 09-Dec-20 13:56:31

Thank you both. I was looking for share to device, but couldn't see it. There is no option for selecting folders on the Facebook screen.
I know that I can share a photo to Facebook, but that's only good for starting my own post on my timeline. I want to be able to comment on posts with a photo.

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lineyes Wed 13-Jan-21 23:01:07

I am 3 days late but have done a couple of IC and all negative. Did this today and looked negative but now looking at it a few hours later I can see a v v faint line .. not sure

I think you are not meant to rely on them after a few hours anyway

SusannaSpider Thu 14-Jan-21 09:03:27

I think there might have been an unhelpful FB update. I haven't changed my phone, but I used to be able to select a folder and choose the photo I want. But now it just gives probably about thirty most recent photos, from all my folders mixed up, no scrolling down for more or options of folders. This only happens when I am replying to a comment, if I am posting on my wall I get all the options of any photo. It's really, really annoying.

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