How To Edit A Post On Facebook

Edith Willingham

Do you need to know how to replace a Facebook post? You may have recently shared or posted anything on your timeline with grammatical problems.

Perhaps you would like to change the image you submitted to a more suitable one? You have the option to do both!

Continue reading for seven tips on how to change Facebook posts after they've been shared and posted as you go and generate fake Facebook posts.

Follow: 7 steps To Edit A Post On Facebook

Step 1: Log into Your Facebook Account

Creating an account on Facebook is the first step. The Facebook URL should appear in your web browser address bar as you type it in.

Click the Enter or Return key on your keyboard to launch the Facebook site. Click here to go to the Facebook homepage.

On the upper-right portion of the Facebook homepage, you’ll see two text boxes. Type your Facebook-registered email address or phone number in the text box on the left and your account password in the text box on the right.

You then click the “Log In” button with your cursor or hit the enter or return key on your keyboard to proceed to your Facebook account.

Step 2: Go to Your Timeline

Once you have logged into your account, visit your timeline. You can view all your posts and shares chronologically, from the most recent to the least recent, on the timeline page. Facebook gives you two methods for viewing your timeline:

To access your profile, click the profile icon in the upper left corner of your News Feed. On this icon, you can see both your profile picture and the name of your account.

Access the profile button within the dark blue menu bar on top of the Facebook website. It depicts your first name only instead of your complete name, like the icon mentioned earlier.

Step 3: Locate the Post You Want to Edit

As soon as you click any of these profile icons, you’ll be redirected to your timeline page. The page may take a while to load since the timeline is compiling all the posts and shares you’ve made on Facebook.

As soon as your web browser loads the page completely, you can scroll through all your posts until you find the one you want to edit.

Step 4: Click the Edit Post Button

To begin editing the post, click on the settings button. It’s the icon with three consecutive horizontal dots and is located on the top-right corner of the post you’re editing.

Next, select the “Edit Post” option from the dropdown menu that appears after you click the settings button.

Step 5: Change the Caption of Your Post

Clicking the” Edit Post” option prompts Facebook to open a new window. In this new window, you’ll see that the caption of your original post is now inside of an editable text field. You can then type the changes you want to make inside this text box.

Note: You can also do this step when you want to edit your caption for a post you’ve shared from a Facebook page other than your own.

Step 6: Remove or Upload New Pictures

You can also edit or delete a photo on Facebook without deleting the entire post. First, you hover over the image you want to delete with your cursor.

Then you’ll see an “X” button appears on the top-right corner of the photo. Click this “X” button to delete the image.

To upload a new or replacement image, click the “Photo/Video” button below the text box.

A window of your pictures folder will appear, and from here, you can choose and upload the replacement photo.

Note: You can’t delete or replace the photos that come with a post you’ve shared from a third-party application or another Facebook page.

Step 7: Save Your Changes

When you’re satisfied with the edits you’ve made, the last step is to save these changes.

Doing this is as easy as clicking the “Save” button on the lower-right corner of the post.

Sometimes, even after you’ve clicked the “Save” button, you might see that Facebook didn’t apply the changes you made to the post.

Don’t panic! Try reloading your browser by clicking the refresh icon beside the address bar.

This fixes the problem most of the time. If the changes you made still weren’t applied, ask about them on the Facebook Help Center.

Question: How many times can I edit a Facebook post?

Answer: You can edit personal posts and shares as many times as you need to. However, there is a cap for how many times you’re allowed to edit boosted posts or posts that are part of a business ad campaign.

You now know how to edit a post on Facebook in seven simple steps. Before posting or sharing anything on your Facebook account, make sure to check, double-check, and even triple-check your caption and photos.

By doing so, you save yourself from spending unnecessary amounts of time and effort editing a single post.

Edith Willingham
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