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Social media is the perfect place to share travel photos with your friends and family. After all, what’s more fun than connecting and sharing your experiences with your loved ones?
In this article, we’ll show you how to showcase your best memories on your Facebook page.
Facebook Page or Profile: Which is Better?
If you already have a Facebook profile, you can simply upload your photos directly to your feed. You can also create a dedicated vacation album by selecting Profile > Photos > Create New Album > Save. To make the album private, follow this privacy setting guide on Facebook.com.
Keep in mind that all albums are public unless you previously set your albums to private, or you restrict access to your profile. You can also adjust your privacy settings on a Facebook Page.
However, if you want your family to upload their own Facebook photos, you’ll need to create a Facebook Page. Go to Pages > Create New Page > Create Page to make a new Page.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Family Facebook Page
While Facebook pages are typically used by businesses, they’re still an effective way to show off your vacation photos.
Here’s how to make the most out of your family’s Facebook Page.
Create a Photo Collage and Use it as Your Page Cover
Don’t just post your photos on the page; turn them into a cover! You can use tools like BeFunky, to create a stunning Facebook cover collage in minutes. Make sure your cover photo is 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall, in the JPEG file format, and has a file size of 100KB or less.
Claim a Custom URL That’s Easy to Remember and Spell
Suppose your mom wants to share photos of your trip with their friend, but they don’t want to log into Facebook to do it. If you allow outsiders to view your page, they can use a custom URL, like facebook.com/yourlastnamevactionphotos, to check out your photos whenever they want.
Control Who Gets to See Your Family Vacation Page
There are many reasons why you or your family members would prefer to keep their personal life private. Fortunately, you can adjust your privacy settings to ensure only your family can see your vacation photos. Turn off tagging if you don’t want an outsider accessing your page.
Determine Who Can Post and What Can Be Posted
An unmoderated page, even a private one, can quickly get out of hand. Unless you want your page to turn into a fitness blog or a post with 400 different photos of the same shot, limit what can be posted and how many images a family member can upload into an album.
Don’t Post Anything Inappropriate or Unnecessary
Remember that anything you post on the internet stays on the internet. Your family members can still save a photo of you and share it elsewhere, so it’s a bad idea to upload anything that could be used against you. Don’t upload pictures of you drunk or of children that aren’t yours.
Encourage Your Family to Post By Making Challenges
If you sometimes take trips separately from your family, you can create a photo or video-based game that encourages posting. For example, you can send your family a list of things to photograph, such as a tiki head or the sunset. Or you can ask them to tape certain events.
Set Up a Calendar Plan Your Next Travel Adventure
Facebook Pages has an Event option you can use to schedule your next travel adventure. While you can use the Event feature to plan a brainstorming session or a meet-up, you should never create an event like “On Vacation,” as that tells other people your house is empty.