Thursday, 23 March 2017

How to Make a Linked Photo in Facebook

Nicki Edgell


You know sometimes how you click on a photo in Facebook expecting it to take you somewhere and it just opens a larger picture of the same photo?

Here's how to avoid that and actually make a linked photo post in Facebook.

1. Go to your page (your business page if appropriate and you have set one up - if not and you want one please comment)

2. Write your post

3. At the bottom of your post, or somewhere within it, type (or better paste) the link to wherever you want the photo to go when someone clicks on it. Do this FIRST before posting the photo (the photo needs to be saved somewhere on your device so you can then select it)

4. IF you INSERT THE LINK IN FIRST Facebook will then give you a square box, or a series of square boxes, either with ready selected photos inserted already, or an empty box with a +. Deselect (or retain if you wish) photos already inserted and select the + and navigate to the photo you want to use from your hard drive. You can actually select multiple photos for a collage effect but invariably just one looks best.

It can be a bit of a mission finding the right size photos that will display properly (especially if they contain text) but smallish square or landscape seem to work well most the time. I find the 3 following resources invaluable for photo work -

http://pixabay.com
http://pixlr.com
and the Windows Snipping Tool

To reuse existing photos, with permission or acknowledgement where appropriate, you can usually click to open and/or right click to save as.

5. You also get the option to overwrite the text that comes up beside or under the photo (click on the text and overwrite if desired)

6. To keep it neat you can also then remove the typed link in your text, once the photo is in place.

7. Finally return/post/finish and you have a post with a linked photo.

Here is an example https://www.facebook.com/pimag.eu/posts/1957648477802691  Click on the photo in this facebook post and it takes you to your desired destination.

About the Author

Nicki Edgell

I am a clinical Psycho-neuro-immunologist, Metabolic Balance Coach, Natural Nutritionist and Independent Nikken Consultant. I practice in Brighton in the South of England, helping individuals and groups towards the health, vitality and the life they want for themselves. I work under the principle that wellness depends on a balanced holistic approach to living, in all areas of your life: your body, mind, family, community and financial health all have an impact on your wellbeing.

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