Facebook makes it extremely easy to share individual photos, but sharing entire photo albums isn’t as intuitive.
Be on a Desktop or Laptop
I tried a couple of phones and tablets and only found the full sharing functionality on the computer version of Facebook.
Create a Public Link
- Open the album
- Click the gear in the top right-hand of the album
- Click Get Link
Following the steps above creates a direct link to your photo album that anyone can open. The link displays as text. It doesn’t generate a preview like sharing a photo album in Facebook normally does.
Share on Facebook
The first step is to make the album public. If you don’t do this step, only your friends will see the album.
What’s the problem with this? Most of the time we want to share photo albums to groups. Not everyone in the group will be your friend. The group members who are not your friend receive a message stating they are unable to view the content.
Bear in mind; this means everyone on the internet that can find the album can view it. The album will also display for everyone on your Facebook profile page. If either of these scenarios does not appeal to you, consider using a public link or posting individual photos directly to a location instead of sharing photos or albums.
Steps to make an album public
- Open the album
- The privacy setting drop-down is underneath the album title.
- Select Public
The share button for the album is at the bottom of the album underneath all of the photos. Any share buttons above the album relate to the whole page, not the album specifically.
“Share on your own Timeline” appears in the upper left-hand corner of the sharing dialog box.
The following drop-down options appear after the sharing dialog opens on a desktop or laptop.
After clicking one of the options, another dialog opens allowing you to select places of that option type you have permission to share.
The dialog completed this way enables you to share Facebook albums.