Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

It's usually fairly easy to edit the text of a post you made on Facebook — you simply click the button on the upper right area of the post and it offers you the option of "Edit" or "Delete". However, if you've added a photo and you then try to edit the text, your option is only limited to whether you wish to alter or delete the photo. The option to edit text is not offered.

Any way around this?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

Click on the photo to bring it up, then use the edit function within to edit the text rather than the photo

enter image description here enter image description here

share|improve this answer
add comment

You are correct that it's not possible from the news feed. (Currently.)

Screenshot: Options for post with a photo on Facebook news feed

However, this is possible from either your timeline view:

Screenshot: Options for post with a photo on Facebook timeline view

Or by clicking on the image to expand it to the theater view:

Screenshot: Options for photo on Facebook theater view

Or by somehow (from the theater view, click on the posting date) ending up on the old-style photo page:

Screenshot: Options for photo on Facebook photo view

However, I expect this will change and editing will be possible from the news feed. Facebook is currently undergoing a change to allow better editing of content. A while ago only comments would be able to be edited, not posts. Currently posts can be edited as well. I expect not being able to edit photo items (which nowdays look and behave a lot like posts) from the news feed is just a leftover behaviour that will be fixed.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.