Editing alternative text descriptions on Facebook

Posted: June 7, 2020 at 10:32 am, Last Updated: June 7, 2020 at 12:08 pm

To edit alternative text descriptions for an image that you already posted, do the following:

  • Click the photo to open it.
  • Click Options (3 horizontal dots) in the top right and select Change Alt Text.



  • Automatically generated alt text appears in the top box. The alt text you provided appears on the bottom. Click the bottom edit box to add/edit alt text. If you remove your alt text, the automatically generated alt text is read aloud to the screen reader user. Otherwise, your alt text is read aloud.


  • Click Save.

Write to Korey Singleton at ksinglet@gmu.edu