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Facebook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Carolyn Abram

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Chapter 10

Filling Facebook with Photos and Videos

In This Chapter

  • Looking at friends' photos and videos
  • Adding your own photos and videos to Facebook
  • Adding photos and videos from your iPhone or other smartphone
  • Understanding privacy for photos and videos

Many Facebook users share the sensation of getting “lost” in Facebook — not in a bad way, but like you lose yourself in a good book. It starts simply enough. You're looking at News Feed; then you click an appealing photo, which leads you to an album you like, which leads you to a video from a friend's vacation, which leads you to another friend who has a ton of new updates about her life. And the next thing you know, your editor is tapping you on the shoulder and saying, “Did you finish writing that chapter about photos yet?”

Facebook Photos is the leading photo-sharing application on the web. This may sound surprising because entire sites are dedicated to storing, displaying, and sharing photos, whereas Photos is just one piece of the Facebook puzzle. But the fact that all your friends are likely on Facebook and using Photos makes it a one-stop shop for tracking all the photos of you, all the photos you've taken, and all the photos of your friends.

Additionally, Facebook Photos allows you to add and share videos. Though slightly less common, videos are pretty similar to photos. If you let them languish on your hard drive or on your mobile phone, nobody gets to enjoy them. Nobody gets to tell you how cute the photos of your ...

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