How to remove Gallery photos from Facebook: You took advantage of your free time to get some order up Facebook and, digging through the photos of your profile, you noticed the presence of some images that you had taken a long time ago and that you do not remember ever uploading to the social network. Well, don’t immediately think that you are one forgetful, since a similar eventuality is entirely possible: some time ago, in fact, Facebook allowed you to automatically upload your personal photos from your smartphone, in a private album, by activating a special function. You may therefore have taken advantage of this possibility without realizing it!
How do you say? This is entirely plausible and, now, you would like to understand how to remove Gallery photos from Facebook to protect them from prying eyes? If this is the case, I am happy to inform you that you are in the right place, at the right time: in the following bars of this tutorial, in fact, I will illustrate the dynamics behind the automatic uploading of photos to Facebook and, later on , I’ll show you how to delete pictures from your profile.
So, without waiting any longer, make yourself comfortable and carefully read everything I have to explain to you about it: I’m sure that, at the end of reading this guide, you will have acquired the necessary skills to achieve the goal you set for yourself. That said, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and good luck for everything!
Did you notice that some of the photos of the Gallery of your smartphone / tablet are visible in a Facebook album and are you terrified by the idea that all your contacts have had the opportunity to view them? Don’t worry, unless you have manually intervened on the images in question, this is a fairly unlikely event.
The reason is obvious: in the past, the Facebook app for smartphones and tablets allowed you to do the automatic loading of images taken using the device’s camera and storing them in a private album, named Synchronize, not visible to your contacts.
This feature, as I explained to you in my guide on how to remove synchronization from Facebook, was then eliminated from the main application and integrated into Facebook Moments, an app dedicated exclusively to managing images and memories; starting from 2019, however, Facebook has decided to abandon Moments and, with it, the automatic synchronization features of the Gallery.
To date, therefore, there is no official method that allows you to upload photos stored on your device to Facebook automatically, but there is a good chance that the album Synchronized / Synchronized Items is still present somewhere on your profile.
Therefore, the theme of this guide will be to explain how to manually delete an image or an album on Facebook, both from the “Highlights” section of the profile and from the image archive of the social network.
How to remove photos from the “Featured” Facebook Gallery
Having made the necessary clarifications, it’s time to take action and explain yourself how to remove Gallery photos from Facebook. Let’s start by seeing together how to hide the images from the “Highlights” section of the profile, which can be seen by anyone since they are shown, by default, with “Public” privacy.
From smartphones and tablets
To delete photos from the “Featured” section of Facebook from smartphone And Tablet, proceed as follows: to start, open the Facebook app, log in to your account (if necessary; if you no longer remember the password, you can recover it by following the instructions I have given you in this guide), press the ☰ button and then on Your name, resident at the top of the proposed screen.
Now, tap the button Edit public details, locate the box In evidence and press on the item Edit corresponding to it; then, tap on featured collection on which you intend to intervene and, to hide one or more photos from the list, remove the checkmark from their respective previews and tap the button Save. If, on the other hand, you want to delete the entire collection, tap the button Delete featured collection and press the button OK, finally.
In any case, regardless of the deletion procedure you followed, the images / collections in question will be deleted from the profile, but not from Facebook: to get rid of them completely, you will have to delete them manually, following the steps illustrated in the next chapter of this guide.
To delete the featured photos from your Facebook profile via computer, the first thing you need to do is connect to the website of the social network and log in, if necessary: therefore indicate the username and password of your account in the appropriate text fields and click on the button Log in. If you no longer remember your Facebook password, you can quickly recover it by following the instructions I gave you in this guide.
Once the login is complete, click on Your name visible at the top right, in order to view your profile, then locate the card In short (left) and click on the button Edit in evidence, visible inside.
The game is practically done: now locate the highlighted collection that contains the photos you want to get rid of, click on the symbol of pencil placed in its correspondence and press the button Delete featured collection, to cancel the collection. If, on the other hand, you want to delete only some photos, remove the check mark in correspondence with the respective previews and click on the button Save, to confirm the change.
Please note that, following this operation, the images contained in the collection in question will no longer be visible in the “In brief” section of your profile, but will continue to exist on Facebook and will remain visible based on the privacy settings defined in act of uploading.
To permanently delete the photos, you must first locate them in the image collection of the social network and, later, delete them from there: you will find everything explained in the next chapter of this guide.
How to remove photos from Facebook albums
Have you uploaded some images from your device’s Gallery to Facebook by mistake and now would like to delete them? Don’t worry, it’s child’s play:
From smartphones and tablets
Removing photos (or entire albums) from the Facebook Gallery via the app is very easy; However, keep in mind that, once deleted, the images can no longer be recovered in any way (if not recharged from smartphone, tablet and PC).
Having clarified this aspect, let’s see together how to proceed: first, open the Facebook application, touch the ☰ button and select the Your name (marked by the wording See your profile) located at the top of the panel that appears later.
Now, locate the button Photo (located just below the tab Post), press it and tap on the section where the image to delete resides: Photos in which you are, for photos uploaded by you and others in which you are tagged; Uploads, for images uploaded by you; or Album, for photographic collections, in which the album could also reside Synchronize which I told you about at the beginning of this guide.
Once the photo to be deleted, tap on its preview, to “enlarge” it, then press the button (⋮) located at the top right and select the item Delete photos, to arrange for their cancellation; finally, tap the button Delete And that’s it.
If you prefer, before deleting the photo from Facebook, you can choose to store it in the device memory: to do this, you must select the item Download to your phone from the same menu that I showed you a moment ago.
The procedure to follow to delete an entire album is quite similar: tap on its preview, press the button […] located at the top right, select the item Delete from the menu that appears and confirms the will to proceed, by pressing the button Delete. Following this operation, all the photos in the album will be deleted from Facebook.
Please note that Facebook’s default albums, like Profile pictures, Cover pictures, Uploads from mobile And Photo of the diary they cannot be deleted; however, you can still delete the images contained within them, as I explained to you a little while ago.
Another necessary clarification concerns the photos of others in which you are tagged: you cannot delete these from Facebook, as they belong to other users; however, you can remove the tag from the image by tapping the button (⋮) visible after opening the image and selecting the item Remove tag from the menu that appears. By doing so, the photo, even if it still exists, will not be visible on your profile (but only on that of the person who uploaded it, with the same privacy settings defined at the time of upload). Read more here.
Delete photos and albums from Facebook from your computer it’s really a no-brainer. However, keep in mind that, following this operation, the images will be permanently deleted from the server and they will no longer be recoverable in any way (except by posting them again from smartphone, tablet or PC). All clear? OK, let’s proceed.
First, open the Facebook website and, if necessary, log in to your personal profile, entering your credentials in the appropriate fields and clicking on the button Log in.
Now, click on yours first name located at the top right, click on the tab Photo of your profile and locate the image (or images) you are interested in deleting, using the box that appears on the screen.
In this regard, I would like to point out that the section Photos in which you are contains images uploaded by you and others, in which you have been tagged; the section Your Photos instead it contains the images uploaded by you; while the section Album contains all the photographic collections created over time.
In any case, once theimage to be deleted, Click on pencil symbol visible on its preview, choose the option Delete the photo and confirm your willingness to proceed by clicking on the button Delete. If you prefer, before you even delete the image, you can download it on the computer, by clicking on the item Download present in the same menu.
If you want to delete an entire album, after having identified it, click on the button […] visible on its cover, click on the item Delete album located in the menu that appears and, aware that the operation involves the cancellation of all photos contained in the collection, press the button Delete album, to confirm.
Again, you cannot permanently delete the photos of others in which you are tagged, but only remove the tag and make it invisible on your profile: to do so, after identifying the image you are interested in, click on the pencil symbol corresponding to it and select the item Remove tag from the menu that is proposed to you. Read more here.