How to Create an Album on Facebook

Written by Tijana Kargovska Social Media / Facebook

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Facebook is a platform where users share their daily updates, big life accomplishments, and changes.

If you’re a long-term Facebook user, you have surely seen that your friends love sharing photo albums of their happiest moments with the world.

If you’d like to jump in on the trend and start sharing your best memories in organized Facebook folders, this article covers the step-by-step process of doing exactly that for Facebook’s web version and the mobile app, so keep reading!

How to create Facebook albums from Desktop

The steps of creating new Facebook albums have gotten a bit different through the years, which is why I was left a bit confused when I tried to add photos to an album (which I haven’t done in years).

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Facebook on your computer or laptop, and log into your account.
  2. Open your profile by clicking on your name and last name in the top-left corner.


  1. Find and click ‘Photos' from the menu under your name.


  1. From the ‘Photos’ section, click on ‘Albums.’
  2. Tap on the ‘Create an album’ icon.


  1. On the following screen, you’ll be able to select files from your computer or drag and drop the photos to the selected screen.
  2. In the top-left section of the screen, you’ll be able to select which audience will be able to see your new album - ‘Public,’ ‘Friends,’ ‘Friends except…,’ ‘Specific friends,’ ‘Only Me,’ or ‘Custom.’
  3. In the following field, you’ll need to name your album. You can also use emojis to make the name more aesthetic.


  1. You can edit the date or give Facebook permission to use the dates from when the photos were taken. Once you’re done, click on ‘Post.'


  1. Your new album will be shared on Facebook.


How to create Facebook albums using the mobile app

Naturally, the steps when using the Facebook mobile app have been changed too, and the feature isn’t as direct as it used to be. If you’re struggling, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Facebook app, and from the home page, tap on the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner.
  2. From the ‘Menu,’ tap on your name and last name to see your profile.


  1. Scroll down, and after you pass the ‘Friends’ and ‘What’s on your mind?’ sections, tap on ‘Photos.’


  1. In the ‘Your Photos’ section, tap on ‘Albums.’


  1. In the upper-left corner, tap on ‘Create Album,’ where you’ll be prompted to name the album and select an audience.


  1. In addition, you’ll be able to select which audience will be able to see your new album - ‘Public,’ ‘Friends,’ ‘Friends except…,’ ‘Specific friends,’ ‘Only Me,’ or ‘Custom.’edit-privacy-fb-album-mobile
  2. Once the album has been created, you’ll be redirected to a new screen where you’ll be able to add your photos to the already-saved album.


What is the difference between uploading photos and creating an album on Facebook?

There are several differences when it comes to regular posting vs. creating albums. When you make an album, you’ll be able to choose a cover photo, choose the order in which the photos show up, and you’ll be able to organize your photos better by labeling the albums.

When you post regular photos to your timeline, however, all your photos show up in the same album named ‘Timeline photos,’ which can make it harder to differentiate and locate the photos.

How do Facebook albums work?

Facebook albums are a good way of storing and organizing your best memories. If you want to share your album with your friends on Facebook, you just need to select the right audience from your Facebook settings.

However, if you only wish to see your albums yourself, you can freely share your albums as ‘Only Me’ and use your Facebook account as your personal cloud, where you can back up Facebook photos and videos.

Read also: How to Download Facebook Photos in 2023?


Creating a Facebook album is a quick and easy way to share your best moments with your friends.

Even though the steps have been moved around a bit, the entire process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

This article covered how to create an album on Facebook using the web browser and the mobile app.

If you’re interested in more Facebook features, check out: How to Recover Deleted Facebook Posts 2023.