How to Post Updates and Upload Photos by Email in Facebook

Ste-by-Step Instructions

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Facebook is part of the fabric of most of our lives, and many of us wish we had even more access to let our family and friends know what's up.

What if you could share the quick photo or video — or post a swift status update — even if you don't have direct and immediate access to Facebook? Posting is available on all phones, tablets and computers that lack Facebook but offer email.

Post Updates and Upload Photos to Facebook by Email 

To update your Facebook status on your wall by email:

  • Start a new email message to your secret Facebook status email address.
    • You do not have to use an email address registered with Facebook to post but can send from any address.
  • Type the desired status update in the email Subject line.
    • You can leave the message body blank, or keep any signature there. Facebook will ignore anything in the message body.
    • If you leave the Subject line blank (and do not attach a photo or video; see below), your update will be ignored altogether.
    • Your default privacy settings will be applied to updates sent via email.
  • Send the email message.

Post to Your Mobile Uploads Facebook Album by Email

To upload photos to your Mobile Uploads Facebook album by email or share a video:

  • Start a new email to your secret Facebook upload email address.
  • Optionally, enter a caption for your photos or videos in the Subject line.
    • You can leave the Subject line blank.
  • Attach all images or videos you want to upload.
    • You can mix videos and images.
    • The caption from the Subject line will be used for each image or video you upload.
    • Files other than images or videos will be ignored by Facebook.
    • All photos and videos you upload by email use your default Facebook privacy settings for new content.
  • Send the email.


Facebook may be phasing out this post-by-email functionality. There's no official announcement as of August 2016, but some users have reported that the functionality doesn't work for them any longer and Facebook might be quietly phasing it out. Good luck!