I like sharing images on Facebook and I’m sure a bunch of you do too. At this point, I feel a bit stupid over this one, or I have found a wonderful new gift from Facebook to be able to share images on Facebook. I can’t find any articles to say this function is available, but I’m able to do it. I tested it on Windows 7 and Windows 10 with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge; it seems to work fine, but it didn’t work with Firefox .
Historically, I have always used the based the basic features of adding images to Facebook:
- browse my computer for image files
- use the drag-and-drop feature of Facebook to drop images into the status update
But now it seems Facebook allows for the pasting of images directly into your status update. Yes; as in copy and paste from a screen capture directly into your Facebook status update. It seems to work fine with updating your personal Facebook status and with Facebook pages.
On Windows 7 and Windows 10, I used the basic Windows application for screenshots called ‘snipping tool’.
You can open up Windows snipping tool, do a screen capture and then go directly to your personal Facebook or Facebook page, click once inside the status box and either use CTRL-V or right-click and choose paste.
As you see from the screenshot above, my status update has now been updated with a screenshot. Essentially, if the image you’re looking at on the screen can be copied to the clipboard, you can paste it directly into your Facebook status update.
Obviously, you don’t have to use the Windows snipping tool, you can use other screenshot applications that may be more convenient and intuitive for you. I like to use Greenshot.
I think this is great news. I may be late coming to the table with this feature, but it’s new to me.
For me personally, I think this makes it that much easier for me to see things that are oddities, or neat features of applications, or websites that I can quickly share through Facebook by doing a screenshot and then pasting to my status update. I never enjoyed the thought of doing a screenshot, saving it and then having to post it directly to Facebook as being convenient; this changes that concept greatly.
I hope this helps…
If you have any more Facebook tips or tricks, let me know…