How to create a new photo album on a Facebook fan or business page

August 4, 2011 update! Facebook has put back in the ability to create a new album at the time you upload a batch of photos:

The NEW upload photos function, showing the ability to create an album.


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Frustrating, I know, but sometime after March 2011, Facebook removed the “Create Album” button on the photos feature of the fan/business page. As of this post, seemingly you can only upload photos to your Wall Photos album on your fan page (remember I’m talking about a fan page, not your personal profile page). Note, I’m using “fan page” to represent any sort of business page that you administrate on Facebook.

I finally figured out a workaround and like most tricks, is very simple:

  1. Go to your fan page (like http://www.facebook.com/nashvillehiking) and click on the Photos button (usually under your branded image in the left hand column):

    The Photos link usually found in the left column of your fan page

    The Photos link usually found in the left column of your fan page

  2. Click Upload Photos in the upper right hand corner of your page:

    Upload photos button

    Upload photos button

  3. In the resulting dialog box, click Try the basic uploader:

    The Upload Photos dialog box in Facebook

    The Upload Photos dialog box in Facebook

  4. For some reason, the basic uploadergives you the ability to add an album. Here, name your album. Then add a location if you like:

    The Create Album form in Facebook

    The Create Album form in Facebook

  5. Then upload at least one image to your new album.
  6. Once you’ve created this new album, you can then add new images to that album without using the basic uploader.

Does it work for you? Please leave me comments below.

 

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Spike says:

Thanks for the tip! Facebook is always confounding me with some little thing that seems like it should be easy but proved to be obscure…

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