With hundreds of thousands of photos being uploaded every day, Facebook has become one of the most popular destinations for sharing photo albums online. Sharing your pictures with those who have a Facebook profile is easy but how does one share them with someone who doesn’t own a Facebook account?
Luckily, Facebook provides a way to get a public link for your photos or an entire photo album. Through this link, you can share the album with just about anyone online. And, today we will put down a brief tutorial to show you the process of creating a public link for a Facebook photo album. We will also share a way to create public link for individual photos and share them with just about anyone.
Let us begin.
Steps to Obtain a Public Link to Facebook Photo Album
There could be multiple ways of reaching at the public link of a photo or an album. We will discuss one of them, which indeed is the most prominent one.
Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account and on your homepage, on the left sidebar, click on Photos, as indicated in the image below.
Step 2: You will see three sections namely, Photos of You, Photos and Albums. Click on Albums to access the photo albums that you have created.
Step 3: Now, select the album that you wish to share. Clicking on an album will take you to the album with photos in it.
Step 4: On the album page, towards the top you will see a settings button with options to Add Photos, Edit and a drop down arrow. Click on the drop down and select the option to Share Album.
Step 5: The moment you do that you will see a new dialog appear on the screen. It will contain a link, the public link that you are looking for. Copy it and share with anybody you like.
If you click on the link Send in Message (bottom left of the Share Album dialog box) you will be taken to another dialog wherein you can send the link as an email message or as a Facebook message to an individual, multiple people or a group.
Note: The user just has to navigate to the given link using any browser. And, regardless to the fact of being or not being a Facebook user the user will be able to browse the shared album.
If you wish to share a single photo you can navigate to any one of the three sections shown in Step 2 and open a photo in it. Towards the bottom of the photo you will see a Share option.
Clicking on that will open a photo sharing dialog with the sharing options as as shown in the image below.
Unfortunately, it does not allow you to create a public link. Worry not, we have a trick to do that. Open the photo that you wish to share, right-click on and and Copy Image Location.
That will put the public link you want in to your clipboard. Save it somewhere so that you can share it with a friend when you want. I also suggest that you open the image in full screen viewing mode. With that the link you share will show a bigger image.
The Facebook interface and user experience has changed over time. And the way you share snaps on them has also changed. The process is comprehensive for the latest interface and would continue working unless Facebook makes yet another change. Have fun and share a few of them right away.