Monday, July 04, 2011

Deleting photos in Facebook

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A relative of mine, new to Facebook (FB), sent a note asking how to delete photos/images he had posted to his Facebook account. Like all thing in Facebook, deleting photos is not easy. Here are the directions as of guarantee that they will not be changed in the future:

You can only delete the photos you have posted, not all of the photos you may appear in that others have posted (see more info below):
  1. Go to your Facebook profile page by clicking on your name or FB icon.
  2. Click on Photos link (below your name), you will see all of the Albums you have created.
  3. Click on the Album which contains the photo(s) you wish to delete.
  4. Click Edit Album link just below the Album name. It will say something like: "By John... (Albums) • Updated about 2 months ago • Taken at Brooklyn, NY • Edit Album"
  5. In the Edit Album pop-up box that appears - in the lower left corner click "Edit photos."
  6. On the next page you will be able to edit/delete any of the photos or the whole Album.
  7. Curse FB for making this and everything they do insanely difficult.
Note: If someone has posted a photo of you in their Facebook account, the only way to get it removed is to ask them to remove it. You can "block" the user or "report" the photo (this is reserved for reporting offensive photos and images), but this would be overkill. If the person refuses, I guess they are not really your "friend."

Feel free to comment if I have missed anything.

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