Over the years, Facebook has constantly changed the way you update your profile from your phone. Before, you could connect your mobile phone to your account and upload images by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At some point this changed and they created a postal email address that was unique to each account. Using this email, you can update your status, post pictures from your phone, etc. However, as more and more users switch to the Facebook app on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, etc. have this alternative slow publish mode. weakens.
Facebook now has something called Facebook Texts that allows you to update your status and do a few more things with a text message. They have completely removed the postal email address, which means you can no longer send photos from your mobile phone via email or text messages.
In my opinion, this was not a necessary step. In the US, most people can use smartphones with data plans, but millions of people in other countries still use deaf phones. For now, in addition to updating your status via SMS, you can add a friend, nudge someone like a page, get a text when a friend posts something, and get a one-time password. Here’s a complete list below.
How to set up Facebook texts
To set up Facebook text messages, log into your Facebook account, click the little down arrow in the top right corner, and then click Settings.
Click on Mobile on the left and you should see your current phone number in the list if you’ve added it.
If you don’t have text messaging enabled, you should see a large â€œActivate Text Messagingâ€ button under your number. Click on it and a pop-up window will appear in which you need to first select your country and mobile operator.
Please note that Facebook Texts will only work in certain countries and regions of supported carriers. However, they support most of the places in the world, so unless you live off the beaten path you should be able to use Facebook text messages. Click Next and you will be prompted to send the letter F to a specific number. Then you will enter the verification code sent to your phone via SMS.
You will also have the option to share your phone number with your friends and allow your friends to send you text messages from Facebook. At this stage, everything is ready.
You will now see the text activated next to your number, and at the bottom you will see several new options like Facebook messages, daily text message limit and time of day.
By default, you will receive a text message whenever someone sends you a message on Facebook. You will receive SMS only from 8:00 to 23:00, but you can change any settings as you wish.
To post a status update via text message, simply enter your message normally and send it to the same number that was provided by Facebook when activating Facebook texts above.
You won’t receive any confirmation message, so you just need to check your Facebook profile to see if your status has updated.
Great, it worked! You may read some other posts on the internet about the ability to post images with text by including a theme, putting the word of the photo as the subject and adding an image to the text, but that no longer works. I tried it myself, but to no avail.
One of the reasons I like Facebook Texting rather than using the app on my iPhone is the ability to quickly add a friend by number. Usually, when I meet someone new, the first thing I get is their phone number. All you have to do is text with the word ADD in front of their number to add them as friends.
It’s very simple and actually much faster than going into the app and looking for a person. Since there are so many people on Facebook, searches usually return hundreds of results, which is annoying. When you have a phone number, you know that you are adding the right person, no matter what.
Also, if you are a Facebook stalker, then Facebook Texts will allow you to stalk someone in real time. You can subscribe with text by submitting a SUB followed by a phone number, email address, or person’s name. When that person updates their status, you will receive an instant text notification.
Even though Facebook removed the ability to post photos via text and email, they can add it later if there are enough people. If they do, I will definitely update this post and tell you how to do it. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to leave comments. Enjoy!