1. shabenz44's Avatar
    I am using the ZTE phone from Cricket. I have searched everywhere and cannot find the answer. I want to delete pictures from my facebook account. I've opened the picture, but there are not 3 dots or 3 lines to click for a menu. When I long press the picture, a menu does come up but NOT a delete option.

    05-31-2018 11:58 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Can you include a picture of what you're seeing, maybe? From the Facebook app, when you're viewing a picture (as long as that picture IS yours and it's in your albums), you should see a bunch of options pop up when tapping the menu button (three dots, top right corner), including 'Delete photo'
    05-31-2018 12:18 PM
  3. shabenz44's Avatar
    Well, I am wondering if that's the problem, the picture may not be "mine". I am actually writing this for a friend, I can't get a screenshot of her phone. (Well, I could try if it's really important). I am no slouch with tech, but this phone evades my understanding...which is why I'm wondering if she is just tagged in a picture and that's why it won't come up....

    Basically the top of the phone shows the Location Icon, a search icon, and another I cannot remember what it was, but didn't give any menu.
    05-31-2018 12:26 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Ah, yeah. For pictures that aren't yours, you'll see search, location (if available), tags (if available), and the menu button up top. Tapping the menu button for pictures that aren't on their account would only yield the options to Save to phone (if privacy settings allow it), share external (ditto on the privacy settings), and give feedback/report photo.

    If the picture is uploaded by their account, then the menu button will show a bunch more options like Make profile picture, edit caption, and delete photo. If they don't have these options, chances are the picture isn't theirs and only the account that uploaded it can modify it.

    Also, FB app is the same across Android devices, so that shouldn't be a problem.
    05-31-2018 12:35 PM
  5. shabenz44's Avatar
    I was wondering if the app looked different across different phones. I know other functionality is different sometimes depending on the service you are using, let alone the phone itself. I will share this with her and see if it helps. Thank you!!
    05-31-2018 01:06 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    It might look different between Android and iPhone, but it's the same app, with the same code (basically - different people may be running different versions because they have/haven't updated) for all Android phones. It has nothing to do with the "service", if you mean carrier. It's different between the phone and a Windows computer - because it's a different program.
    05-31-2018 04:31 PM
  7. Edward47's Avatar
    Deleting photos from Facebook can be more complicated than it seems since there's an option to hide images without actually removing them. Facebook does, however, let you permanently delete any of your images and even entire albums full of photos.
    Below are the different types of photos you might run into on Facebook and how to delete them.

    Profile Picture

    This is the image you choose to represent yourself at the top of your timeline/profile page, which also appears as a small icon next to your messages and status updates in your friends' news feeds.

    Click your profile image.
    At the very bottom of the full-size picture, choose Options.
    Click Delete This Photo.

    Important: If you want to just change your profile image without actually deleting it, hover your mouse over the profile photo and click Update Profile Picture. You can choose an image you already have on Facebook, upload a new one from your computer or take a brand new photo with a webcam.

    Cover Photo

    The Cover Photo is the large horizontal banner image you can display on the top of your timeline/profile page. The smaller profile picture is inset into the bottom of the Cover Photo.

    It's easy to delete your Facebook Cover Photo:

    Hover your mouse over the Cover Photo.
    Choose the button called Update Cover Photo at the top left.
    Select Remove....
    Click Confirm.

    If you want to just change your Cover Photo to be a different image, return to Step 2 above and then select Choose From My Photos to pick a different image you already have on your account, or Upload Photo... to add a new one from your computer.

    Photo Albums

    These are groupings of photos that you have created and are accessible from your Timeline/profile area. People can browse them when they visit your Timeline, provided you have given them access.

    Find the right photo album by going to your profile and choose Photos.
    Select Albums.
    Open the album you want to remove.
    Click the small settings icon next to the Edit button.
    Choose Delete Album.
    Confirm by clicking Delete Album again.

    Note that you can not delete albums that were created by Facebook like the Profile Pictures, Cover Photos and Mobile Uploads albums. You can, however, delete individual pictures inside those albums by opening the picture to its full size and navigating to Options > Delete This Photo.

    Photos as Updates

    Individual photos that you uploaded to Facebook by attaching them to a status update are stored in their own album called Timeline Photos.

    Access Timeline Photos by going to your profile and choosing Photos.
    Select Albums.
    Click Timeline Photos.
    Open the image you want to remove.
    Click the Options link at the bottom of the picture.
    Choose Delete This Photo.

    If you want to remove the picture without going into the album, you can just find the status update and open the image there, and then return to Step 5 above.

    Hiding Photos From Your Timeline

    You can also hide photos you've been tagged in to prevent people from seeing them on your Timeline.

    Open the picture.
    On the right side, above any tags and comments, choose Allowed on Timeline.
    In the drop-down menu, select Hidden from Timeline.

    You can find all the photos you've been tagged in through Activity Log > Photos You're Tagged In.

    Deleting Photo Tags

    If you don't want people to easily find photos you've been tagged in, you can untag yourself. Removing tags with your name does not delete those photos but instead just makes it harder for your Facebook friends to find them.

    On the menu bar at the top of Facebook, click the small down arrow next to the question mark.
    Select Activity Log.
    Choose Photos from the left pane.
    Click the checkbox for each image you no longer want to be tagged in.
    Choose the Report/Remove Tags button at the top.
    Click Untag Photos.
    06-03-2018 09:48 AM
  8. Edward47's Avatar
    1. Access Timeline Photos by going to your profile and choosing Photos.
    2. Select Albums.
    3. Click Timeline Photos.
    4. Open the image you want to remove.
    5. Click the Options link at the bottom of the picture.
    6. Choose Delete This Photo.
    06-03-2018 09:50 AM
  9. tony_clark01's Avatar

    To remove your photo from Facebook this is the simple procedure you need to follow:

    1. Click the photo to open it
    2. Click Options on the menu bar below the photo
    3. Select Delete This Photo and click Delete

    But as you are saying that you are not getting an option to do this simple procedure. Then either you have to post a screenshot or help us with some more details to understand the problem more deeply to suggest you a way out of it.

    06-28-2018 05:40 AM

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