Mobile Upload to Group Albums Launches Today

Upload to Group Albums from Your Mobile Phone

So this is cool. Imagine a Group Album for your vacation or travels. Or for any wanderings when you’re out and about on the streets. Phone it into your Group Album!

Phone in a pic of a great pair of shoes you bought, a fabulous view
you saw, someone’s strange hair-do while you’re commuting to work, the
hot date you just met.

Click on the "Mobile Phone" button on the right of the Upload panel.
You’ll see the unique email address associated with the Group Album.
Use that Group Album email address to phone your photo into the Album.

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All the same rules apply about approval of the images by the Group Album administrator (if that option has been set).

And you don’t have to phone it in.  This email address works from
your normal email client too. Just attach the photo to the email and
send it in!

By the way, this feature works for all albums on Photobucket, not
just Group Albums. Personal ones too. If you want to learn more about
how to upload from a mobile phone, read this Tutorial.

Photobucket Announces iPhone Application for Apple App Store

NOTE update as of Fall 2008: this application is now free for download


Photobucket Announces iPhone Application for Apple App Store

Web’s Top Standalone Photo Site Makes Photo Sharing One Click Away For iPhone Users

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San Francisco, Calif. – July 10, 2008 — Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com), the world's leading standalone photo and video-sharing site, today announced that its new application developed exclusively for the iPhone will be available July 10 from the Apple App Store.  Photobucket for the iPhone grants users full access to their Photobucket accounts directly from their iPhone, enabling one-click photo uploads, as well as full viewing options for albums and other Photobucket content. 

“Photobucket is thrilled to have an application available at the launch of the new Apple App Store, and to extend the Photobucket experience to users of the iPhone and iPod touch,” said Alex Welch, President, Photobucket.  “Photobucket provides an easy way for consumers to store and share photos on the Internet, and this new application allows us to deliver that same, industry-leading experience wirelessly to iPhone users.”

The new Photobucket application is available for download for $4.99 starting July 10 from the Apple App Store at www.itunes.com/appstore/

About Photobucket
Photobucket is one of the Web’s most popular sites, with more than 44 million unique users worldwide* linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than 10 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://www.photobucket.com.  For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.

*comScore Media Metrix, May 2008

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Media Contact: 
Talia Yates
Fox Interactive Media
310-969-7145
talia.yates@fox.com

Sending pics from your mobile phone to your album

People often ask us this, and so we thought we’d write a quick post. I’s incredibly easy to take a pic with your mobile phone and have it appear instantly in your Photobucket album. Here’s how:

Your Photobucket album has a unique email address associated with it. You can find that email address when you click on Account Options in the upper right corner of your album. It’s a bit of a long email address, so make it a contact name in your phone book so you don’t need to enter it every time.

Then, whenever you take a pic, send it by MMS email to that address. The pic will show up instantly in the album. It’s really easy!

To see step by step instructions, take a look at this Tutorial in our Help system:
http://tutorials.photobucket.com/tutorial_6.html

Photobucket Launches on Your Mobile Phone

So now you don't have to be too far away from your Photobucket album. We have launched our "WAP" site. That's a tech-y term for a version of Photobucket.com that you can browse on your mobile phone. 

To take a look, browse to this URL from your mobile phone: http://m.photobucket.com.

What you get on Photobucket Mobile:
  • View photos in your album on Photobucket — tell me how.
  • Upload photos and videos from your camera phone — tell me how.
  • Share photos with friends via email — tell me how.
  • Search Photobucket's vast library for photos and graphics — tell me how.
  • View tagged photos and find related images — tell me how.
  • Browse our daily dose of fun images that we find for our Home page on Photobucket

If you want to read more about Photobucket Mobile, go to http://photobucket.com/mobile.

You can visit our FAQ site for more detailed answers.

As always, we want to hear your feedback. Write to us at support(at)photobucket.com, or visit our forums http://forums.photobucket.com.

Oops! You searched to http://m.photobucket.com from your computer browser?

We all did that. At least fifty times. Simply click on the link "Non-mobile Photobucket.com" at the bottom of the screen. Or enter this URL: http://m.photobucket.com/?mobile=false and you'll be all set.

Photobucket will know to go to the right site if you're on a mobile device, however.

Photobucket Launches Mobile Web Experience

Photobucket Goes Beyond the Desktop:
Leading Photo Site Launches Mobile Web Experience

Photobucket Mobile Recreates the Site’s Web-based
Uploading, Browsing and Searching Capabilities

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 15, 2008 – Photobucket, one of the Web’s most popular hubs for managing personal media, today announced the launch of Photobucket Mobile, giving its millions of users access to Photobucket features on web-enabled mobile devices. Users can access Photobucket Mobile by visiting http://m.photobucket.com on their mobile device.

Through Photobucket Mobile, users can:

  • Browse existing personal and public Photobucket content directly from mobile devices
  • Upload photos and videos to Photobucket from mobile devices
  • Share photos and graphics with individuals via email from mobile devices
  • Search Photobucket’s billions of photos and graphics
  • View a variety of featured photos and images every day from the Photobucket Mobile Home page

The demand for Photobucket Mobile has steadily increased among its user base. An internal survey of thousands of Photobucket users conducted by Fox Interactive Media’s Research and Strategy Solutions in August 2007 found that 80 percent have a camera phone, 36 percent use the camera in their mobile phone every day and more than half (52 percent) have access to the Internet from their mobile phone.

“The growing demand for Photobucket Mobile proved to us that now was the perfect time to unveil a fully-functional mobile platform,” said Alex Welch, President of Photobucket. “Photobucket Mobile offers a great destination for our avid users to upload, search and share their digital media, wherever they are. As photo sharing continues to move beyond the desktop, our users look to share their digital life moments instantly. Recreating the Photobucket experience on a mobile platform is a critical part of meeting this need.”

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