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Facebook (Android): How to Cancel Stuck, Failed Uploads Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 02 MAY 2016

I wanted to upload a quick pic of the indoor braai that I had started to ring in the end of the long weekend to Facebook, but for some or other reason, the image upload failed, or rather got stuck in its attempt to upload to the social network’s servers. This means now that every time you open the Facebook app, you watch as it futilely tries to reassure you that your post is STILL being created, even though deep down inside you know that it is a lost cause.

Actually, this happens relatively frequently, and with seemingly no method for cancelling the infinitely in progress upload, it is quite a frustrating problem to sit with.

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As I mentioned, opening and closing the app won’t solve the problem. You could go extreme of course, and uninstall, but that’s a little bit on the overkill side. Instead, probably the easiest way to resolve the stuck upload issue is to simply log out of the app via the menu. Log back in, and by magic, your stuck upload should be nowhere in sight.

I have no idea why this works. It shouldn’t, but it does.

Maybe one day Facebook will fix their Android app and allow us to cancel stuck in progress uploads in a more natural fashion!

How to Download Facebook Photo Albums CodeUnit 26 SEP 2011

It is all very well to upload and share your photos with the world on Facebook, but sometimes it is also pretty handy to be able to pull them down again for backup purposes. Enter a brilliant little application that makes it a breeze to download full photo albums from either your own profile, associated groups or liked pages.

Pick&Zip is the fantastically clean and well presented online tool which through it’s flash driven interface allows you to select your own albums or photos where you have been tagged and then download the selected set either as a zip file or as a pdf – directly from your browser! No messy installs to work with whatsoever! :)

To work, it requires that you allow the app to link with your profile, and if you are okay with that, go ahead and log in using the Facebook oauth login system. From there it is a matter of browsing the albums you want to view using the tree on the left, selecting the photos to download and then confirming the download format – as simple as that!

One thing to note though is that thanks to Facebook’s new privacy controls, the application only allows you to download files uploaded by your friends, which makes sense but is a little frustrating if you wanted to say download other people’s albums for more devious purposes (not that you ever would of course!) :P

It is well written, features a great interface and is packaged in a very clean and colourful website, making this definitely one of the premier ways of taking back control of your Facebook photo albums!

Related Link: http://www.picknzip.com

Download a Full Facebook Photo Album in Firefox CodeUnit 11 MAR 2010

Yet another cool little Firefox extension, add-on from LazyRussian, Arthur Sabintsev. FacePAD, Facebook Photo Album Downloader is a brilliant little addition to your Firefox arsenal in that it allows you to download all the photos and images from either a Facebook friend, event or group’s photo album en masse, i.e. all in one fell swoop.

Gone are the days of opening an album, clicking on a photo and downloading each and every image one by one! (Needless to say, you should already be seeing the enormous time saver implications here)

Install FacePAD as you would any normal Firefox add-on/extension and once installed, set the language preference under Options on the Firefox Add-ons page. Now all that is left is to browse to Facebook, find an album you wish to download, right-click and select “Download with FacePAD”.

If your default download path in Firefox is set, you’ll get a javascript prompt to confirm and after clicking yes, all the photos contained in the set will be added to Firefox’s normal download manager and start downloading.

Couldn’t be any simpler! :)

Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8442

Related Link: http://lazyrussian.com/my-projects/facepad-facebook-photo-album-downloader-2/