Editing alternative text descriptions on Facebook

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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.