Rearrange Facebook albums

Getting more organized with Facebook photo albums

Are your Facebook photo albums a mess? Do you wish you could rearrange Facebook albums?

For those of you who plan to get more organized in 2014, a good place to start is with the Facebook photo albums. Not only is it relatively easy to create an album, but this action of getting organized can spillover into your personal life as well.

Here is a handy shortcut to help get your Facebook photo albums more organized on Facebook Profiles and Facebook Pages.

Rearrange Facebook albums
Rearranging Facebook photo albums can be time-consuming. Source: Joyoflife.

To rearrange Facebook albums, follow these steps.

How to rearrange Facebook albums

Rearrange Facebook albums on Facebook Profiles

Step 1: Click the following link

Step 2: Drag your Facebook photo albums to their new position

Facebook photo albums

You can also rearrange Facebook albums for Facebook Pages as well.

Rearrange Facebook albums on Facebook Pages

To rearrange Facebook albums for pages, the instructions are a little different.

Step 1: Visit your Facebook Page

Step 2: Click on Photos

Step 3: Click on Albums

Step 4: Drag your albums to reorder them

Do you need to organize your Facebook photo albums?

It depends. On one had, you can put your most important photo albums first. This way you can let your friends and fans know which albums you consider the most important.

At the same time though, if you are constantly uploading new photos to different albums, the last album you upload a photo to will always appear in the first position.

For those of you who upload photos from a mobile device, you need to be aware that Facebook defaults photos to the mobile uploads folder, so be sure you select the right photo album each time you upload a photo.

Why it is a good idea to rearrange photo albums

Just like it is important to have a strategy for your Facebook marketing efforts, it is important to also keep your Facebook content organized. This way your friends and fans can easily get to the photos that you share.

Me personally, I like to create specific photo albums ahead of time and then use those as my main albums to upload new photos to.

For example, if I am sharing photos related to marketing tips for Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, I would create separate photo albums for each.

This way I can direct my fans to one specific album via a link to that photo album. This makes it easier for my fans to know which album to look in. It also makes it easier to share in a status update.


Organizing photo albums can be a time-saver when done right. This means having a plan for the photo albums you will need.

Question: How many photo albums do you have and how often do you rearrange the photo albums? 

  • Kevin Ryan

    As of several months ago, this method to rearrange photo albums in Facebook no longer works. I have not been able to find any updated fixes for this problem on forums. Very frustrating, Facebook.

    • Christian Karasiewicz

      @disqus_Pj37D0aR56:disqus, I just went through the steps and it works just fine on Facebook Pages. The one thing you can’t arrange is the first item in the list. Try other albums.

      • Kevin Ryan

        Interesting. I wonder if this is Chrome issue. I will try IE and/or Firefox. I also see that you did this on a Page and not a personal fb account. I wonder if that makes a difference.

        When I try to drag and drop albums, I get the hand when hovering over the album picture, but then cannot move it anywhere. I hope this isn’t an issue with my Chromebook.

        • Christian Karasiewicz

          I just tested this on a Facebook Profile and a Facebook Page and it worked fine.

          I was able using Google Chrome. I’m wondering if it’s a Chromebook issue.

          • Kevin Ryan

            I am thinking it’s something to do with Chrome on the Chromebook. I’ve had some other weird Chrome issues.

  • Davikita

    Hi there, we have a fanpage for a fb game, in our picture we have diff albums for all the different quests. Now there are multiple pages with albums and we can rearrange the albums on a page but we cant seem to get an album to an other page. Is this even possible?

    • Social Chefs

      It’s not possible.

  • TorontoGirl

    I refer to this article ALL THE TIME to get the link needed to organize my photo albums. It’s great!
    Just yesterday I tried to drag a few albums and it now gives me an error and won’t let me any longer. Such a disappointment!!!!

    • Social Chefs

      Have you tried using a different browser?

      • TorontoGirl

        I did. I tried Chrome, Firefox, as well as Internet Explorer. haha
        This is the error message I receive: “Something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can. You may be able to try again.” – so I am hoping they are working on a fix!

        • Social Chefs

          Hopefully it’s being worked on.

          • BenniHK

            Facing the same problem for over 2 weeks. it worked happily before and very likely some nerds in their team disabled this function just like what they did to rotating video function before.

          • TorontoGirl

            Sigh. You are probably right. I’m still getting the same error. And “you may be able to try again” doesn’t sound promising.
            Why bother disabling the function?! I don’t understand the logic there.

          • Christian Karasiewicz

            Have you tried a different browser? It could be that instead.

    • Zvi Josef

      Same here. 🙁

  • Dr. Bhaskar Maitra

    What a stupid idea. It works only for him and none others. Are you using a browser from a different galaxy, because it doesn’t work in any browser. Delete this page. It’s just gibberish

    • Christian Karasiewicz

      Sometimes they fix loopholes and they no longer work depending on the browser you use @drbhaskarmaitra:disqus .

  • T45A

    This has not worked for a long time now 🙁 Did anyone ever find a solution?

    • Christian Karasiewicz

      There isn’t a work-around for now.

  • Crimsonrain

    Looks like facebook rearranged my albums on my facebook page without notifying me. Last week they were all in order by date taken, and now all of a sudden they are all over the place in no order whatsoever, not by date or alphabetized by name. Not sure what’s going on.

    • TorontoGirl

      I noticed this too the other day!!! VERY frustrating!!!!!