Sometimes when I’m uploading a group of photos to Facebook I forget to set an album for them. It defaults to the ‘Mobile Uploads’ album. It’s harder than you would expect to move those photos afterwards! This also works to move photos from one album to another in general.
After a lot of searching and trial and error, this currently works for me in 2020 on a desktop computer.
Go to your Mobile Uploads Album
I couldn’t do this directly. Mobile Uploads doesn’t show up on the default Albums tab under the Photos section in Facebook. I had to go and find a photo that was in the Mobile Uploads album to get to it. However this url is currently working to bring you directly to your a full list of your albums. From here you can access whichever album you want to move the photo(s) from, including Mobile Uploads.
Find a photo you want to change the album for
Find a photo you want to move and use the edit icon on the top right to get the ‘move to another album’ option. Note that since recent Facebook updates not all photos will give the option to move to another album. Photos uploaded as a group cannot be moved. Photos added by themselves can.
Choose the album you want to move the photo to
Select your new album from the dropdown. Note the warning that this will move the photo from your original post on your timeline. So if there are already comments or likes on the group of photos you posted then you may lose those.
Finally, save your changes to the Mobile Uploads album and your photos should have been moved to the new album that you selected.
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Hi, thank you for this. I was finally able to move my photos from the Timeline to its proper album. However, some of my IG photos have moved to the Timeline album and when I tried to transfer them, unfortunately, the IG album is not included in the choices. Pls. help!
My profile doesn’t look like this anymore and the Move to another Album option isn’t there.
I’ve updated the post to reflect that you no longer need to ‘edit’ the album. You can go directly to the image you want to move to a different album.
this is helpful but I keep getting an error message once I open the mobile uploads.
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hopefully this will be fixed soon and I can get on with my organizing.
There is no option to edit the Mobile Uploads photos in my profile. Only thing I see when I click on the 3 dots that do give you that option for other albums is ‘See list view”
Unfortunately the most recent FB changes seem to have made the option to move to another album only work for some photos, but not others. There’s no clear pattern as to why some can be moved but others can’t.
It can’t be moved if uploaded as group of pictures.
Thanks for the tip!
Thank you. I have reported this to FB several times with screenshots. Old FB used to warn you that a given photo is associated with another post and asked if you still want to move it. Don’t know exactly what they meant by that, but at least you had the option. New FB just omits the MOVE TO ANOTHER FOLDER option from the drop down. Maybe it really is because the photo was loaded as a group. Hadn’t thought about that. FB just needs to put back the old warning and let us move the photo.
What about those in FB pages. Are we able to move those in Timeline into album? I cannot find the option
Not that I’ve seen, unfortunately.
But then, can you move the group?
That’s super annoying, thanks for your effort 🙂
That doesn’t seem to be an option. Hopefully they’ll make the interface more flexible in the near future!
I take photos at events and publish them on my business page… then I place those photos into yearly albums. It used to be easy enough, but now I can’t figure out how to change them and take them from the timeline to the yearly album? Any ideas or direction would be helpful
I’m in this same boat… anyone have a solution?
I moved a timeline post with photos to an old album by mistake – can I remove it fromthe album again without having to delete it?
Either I’m confused or they’ve changed it again. I don’t even see the pencil (edit) button on photos in albums. I do get it when I bring up photos in the “Your Photos” view that shows all of my photos regardless of which album they’re in.
Seems like they changed it yet again… when I look at photos in an album, and click the pencil, I see the “Move to Another Album” for older photos but not recent ones. And I only see it when I’m viewing the whole album, not the individual photo. Also, on the desktop URL, I do not even have an album for “Mobile Uploads” – it only appears in the mobile app. Seems like FB recently really jacked up our ability to move photos, for some unclear reason. It’s really frustrating!
At the moment I’m still getting the option to move for photos that were uploaded on their own to mobile uploads. Any that were part of a group of photos still don’t give the option to move to another folder. It’s bizarre that FB restricts the ability to move photos. It’s even more difficult when they seem to show different versions of FB to everyone!
“Mobile Uploads” still wasn’t listed for me with the https://www.facebook.com/media/albums link.
The best workaround I know of (on desktop/web browser) is to use the version of facebook designed for mobile devices, by changing the domain name prefix from www to m
– Click on the photo you’re interested in.
– In the address bar, change http://www.facebook.com to m.facebook.com then press Enter.
– In the photo’s info (right beside the date/time) is the album name, as a working link.
– Click the link to go to the album.
– If desired, change m.facebook.com back to http://www.facebook.com .
– (You might also have to add &type=3 to the end of the address.)
– Bookmark the album!
In 2021 there ISN’T any ‘Move to another album’ option.
The advice out of date.
I still have the ‘move to another album’ option for some photos – “Photos uploaded as a group cannot be moved. Photos added by themselves can.” There’s no guarantees what will work when it comes to facebook though!