Why Won’t My Photos Upload to Facebook?
This is a question Facebook users are asking every now and then. If you’ve taken a fabulous photo
that you know your Facebook friends will love, you will need to upload it to the website to share it with
them. Sometimes, Facebook won’t accept a photo that you try to upload.
You may get an error message that informs you of the problem. Assuming the issue isn’t due to
technical challenges with the Facebook website, you can fix most upload issues yourself.
Consider Updating Your Browser and Adobe Flash
If your photos won’t upload to Facebook, you might be using an outdated version of Adobe Flash
Player. Facebook suggests that you uninstall any older versions of Flash Player on your computer,
then download the latest version from the Adobe website. Once you’ve updated Flash Player, ensure
your Internet browser is up to date as an outdated browser may not be compatible with Facebook.
However, in the case where you updated the browser, and the problem persists, try using a different
Photo Size and Format
Photos may not upload to Facebook if they surpass the recommended size. Facebook recommends
15MB for a single image. Facebook also only supports certain types of file formats, including JPG,
GIF, TIFF, BMP and PNG files. If your photo is in a different format, the upload may fail. Save your
photo in an accepted format and try the upload again. Bear in mind that uploads might fail if you’ve
edited your photos. Facebook recommends that you try uploading the original version of the photo to
determine if that is the problem.
Facebook gives an album feature that lets you store and categorize multiple photos; you can also add
tags, locations, and captions to each picture. You normally click the “Add Photos” button in an album
to upload pictures to it. Bear in mind that if you don’t see this button, you might have reached the limit
of 1,000 photos per album. In the case of you reaching the limit of 1000 photos per album, you’ll need
to delete some pictures or make a new album. You also won’t see this option when viewing profile
pictures, mobile uploads, cover photos or Timeline photos.
When you try to upload a photo, you may get a message asserting that you’ve been blocked from
uploading photos. This typically arises when one or more of your previously uploaded photos
contained inapt content that infringed Facebook’s Community Standards. Photos cannot contain illegal
drug use, self-harm, nudity, sexually explicit content or excessive violence. Facebook will remove
offending photos and reinstate your uploading privileges shortly. If you continue to upload
inappropriate photos, Facebook might place limits on your account.