How to delete photos from Facebook on a desktop or mobile device

Deleting photos from Facebook can be useful whether youre applying for a new job, dealing with a breakup, or trying to cover a bit of youthful indiscretion.

FILE – In this April 4, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says it is launching new artificial intelligence technology to find intimate pictures that may have been uploaded without the consent of the photo’s subject. Facebook says it will be able to spot the photos and videos known as ‘revenge porn’ and send them to be reviewed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

When you delete a photo from Facebook , it disappears everywhere, meaning from your Timeline and from others’ feeds.

There are a lot of good reasons to delete photos from Facebook , so knowing how to do it as efficiently as possible is a useful skill if you want to make best use of the giant social media platform.

You might simply have uploaded an image in error, or you might simply come to dislike a given picture. And cleaning up your social media persona is important to do before you apply for a new job or to a new school, both of which require putting your best foot forward.

First, log into your Facebook account and find the photo in question, whether it’s in an album or just in “Your Photos,” and don’t click on the picture to open it.

1. Hover over the image to be deleted; a gray box with a pencil icon will appear in the top right corner of the thumbnail image.

2. Click the pencil icon, which will display a popup message “Edit or Remove.”

3. At the bottom of the menu that appears, click “Delete This Photo.”

4. On the next popup window, click the blue box that reads “Delete.”

And like that, it’s gone from Facebook.

Go to the Facebook website on mobile and make sure you’re logged in.

1. Locate the photo to be removed (remembering you can only delete images you uploaded) and tap on the photo to select it.

2. Under the image, tap the words “More Options.”

3. Tap “Edit Photo.”

4. Tap “Delete.”

5. Under “Are you sure you want to delete this photo?” tap “Delete” to do so permanently.

And with that your picture is gone, deleted from Facebook on mobile, desktop, and everywhere else.

The process of deleting a photo from Facebook’s mobile app differs slightly from a mobile browser deletion.

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Go to your photos and tap the photo you’d like to delete.

3. Tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the photo’s page.

4. Tap “Delete Photo” from the menu that pops up.

5. Confirm your deletion on the next screen.

How to delete photos from Facebook on a desktop or mobile device

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