Facebook Adds Features to Photo Uploading via iPhone, Android Apps

By David Cohen 

MobilePhotoPosts650Facebook announced improvements to the ways that users upload photos to the social network via its iOS and Android flagship applications, allowing users to choose the exact order in which photos will appear, as well as composing introductions to photo posts and captions for individual photos.

The social network detailed the updates, which will be available to iPhone and Android users Monday, in a Newsroom post by product manager Thai Tran:

Today, we’re making it easier to quickly share multiple photos on mobile.

Now you can choose the exact order of photos when you upload them to Facebook for iPhone and Android.


After selecting photos, you’ll see a preview of how the story will appear. You can write an introduction for the story, and add captions to individual photos.


If you want to tell the story in a different order, you can now press down on a photo and drag it to a different place.


Once you’ve shared your photos, you and your friends will see the story in a new collage layout. Tapping into a photo lets you scroll through the story from beginning to end, as you created it.


Readers: What do you think of the new features?