A Google search on this topic lead me to some instructions that don't work for me - since all http://www.facebook.com/mobile/ are redirected to Facebook Home site.

How can I do it now?

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You can set this up easily on IFTTT.com (If This Then That).

You can use email (with or without hashtags etc.) as a trigger to post a status update to facebook. This recipe, Post to facebook from mail uses email to post a status update.


For modern browsers and smartphones Facebook prefers that you upload directly or using an App than post-by-email. So, if you use a modern browser FB will hide the address from you.

You either need to use an old browser or user agent switcher and then the instructions will work. See http://www.devineprojects.org/blog/archives/2013/07/updated-how-to-find-your-facebook-post-by-email-address-and-post-from-google/ and http://hackingbuzz.com/update-facebook-status-via-email/


The feature appears to be "phased out" and "dropped from the faq". Refer to https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10206665176571297 and https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=981476835197502

In my experience messages to the "post by email" address have returned a Delivery Status Notification (Failure) after 3 days.

  • 2
    Your answer would be better if you could quote salient text from those locations.
    – ale
    Nov 30, 2016 at 18:03
  • Too late, those links are dead now...
    – Jerther
    Jan 12, 2022 at 14:40
  • @ale the salient text is quoted: "phased out", "dropped from the faq"
    – TT--
    Jan 12, 2022 at 17:15

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