How to Upload an iPad Photo to Facebook

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Uploading Photos to Facebook From Your iPad

Have you ever wanted to upload a photo to Facebook from your iPad and been stopped in your tracks when the button to choose which photo was grayed out? Facebook may be one of the most popular websites in the world, but it is still just a website, which means it doesn't have access to files on your iPad. Luckily, there's an easy way to post photos to Facebook. And even if you aren't running the latest iPad operating system, you can still upload a photo to the social networking site.

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How to Upload a Photo to Facebook:

  • Connect Your iPad to Facebook. If you haven't already done so, you will want to connect your iPad to Facebook in your iPad's settings. You can do this under the Facebook settings within your iPad settings. More Info on How to Connect Your iPad to Facebook
  • Go to Your Photos. Once connected to Facebook, uploading photos to Facebook is a snap. First, go to the Photos app and choose which photo you want to upload.
  • Share the Photo.. Tap the Share Button at the bottom-left corner of the screen. This looks like a rectangle with an arrow coming out of it. This will bring up a pop-up window with sharing options.
  • Share to Facebook. Simply tap Facebook and you will be prompted to input a comment for the photo. When you are ready, tap the "Post" button at the top right corner of the pop-up window.
  • Take a Photo and Share It.  Remember, when you take a photo using the Camera, you have quick access to all photos you've taken in that session.  Just tap the photo that appears in the Camera app and you can flip through those recent shots.  And the great part is you can share it right from this screen using these same instructions.

And that's it. You should be able to see the photo in your news feed just as you would any photo you upload to Facebook.  

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How to Upload Multiple Photos to Facebook on Your iPad

It's actually about as easy to upload multiple photos to Facebook as it is to upload just a single photo.  And you can do this in the Photos app as well.   One advantage to using Photos to upload pictures is that you can quickly edit the photo before uploading it.  Apple's magic wand tool can do wonders to bring out the color in a photograph.  

  1. First, open the Photos app and choose the album containing the photos.
  2. Next, tap the "Select" button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. This puts you in multiple selection mode, which allows you to choose multiple photos. Simply tap each photo you want to upload and a blue check mark will appear on photos that are selected.
  4. After you have selected all of the photos you want to upload, tap the Share Button in the upper-left corner of the display.
  5. The drop-down menu has several options, including sending via text message or email, though email is limited to just 5 photos at a time. Choose Facebook to start the upload process.
  6. The next screen will let you type in a comment for the photos before uploading them. Simply tap the "Post" button on the upper-right corner of the dialogue box when you are ready to upload.

You Can Also Upload Photos in Facebook

Of course, you don't need to go to the Photos app to upload an image to Facebook.  If you are already in the Facebook app, you can simply tap the Photo button under the new comment box at the top of the screen.  This will bring up a selection screen of photos.  You can even select multiple photos.  And if you are having a hard time determining which photo to choose, you can use the pinch-to-zoom gesture to zoom into a photo. 

Using the Photos app is preferable when you aren't already browsing Facebook because it makes finding the photo much easier.  

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