Your Library: Revamped

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Feature Updates | 11 Comments

Remember when we promised more album updates coming soon?  Well, a spring-cleaning frenzy has hit us here at Photobucket!  In your Library view, we’ve created a home where your photos are the center of attention.  And the best part?  All the tools you need to upload and organize your memories are right where you want them!


On the left, Recent Uploads and default albums are collected at the top, including Your Bucket, Mobile and Facebook.


To the right, you’ll find a collection of tools to help manage your photos. Notice the “Download Album” feature!  Additional improvements were made throughout, removing any distractions from your photos and videos.



In addition to a better view, we’ve added more functionality to your albums.

Facebook Import

Facebook Import is now right in your Facebook album!  Simply click on Facebook to get started.

1. Click connect to access your Facebook photos.


2. Select the albums you want to import. When you’re ready, click Import Photos.


3. That’s it! There’s no need to stay on the page while it works. Go ahead and continue to explore your Library or see what’s trending on Photobucket.

Mobile Uploads

Mobile Uploads is where your pictures will appear when you turn on Auto-Backup in the app. (Don’t have the Photobucket Mobile app yet? Maybe this article will convince you!) Just click on Mobile Uploads and follow the instructions on the page. We’ll send a download link directly to your phone!



Your photo memories deserve a safe place to call home! Photobucket houses all of your photos in one place so that you can store, edit, print and share your story.


  1. Tom
    June 16, 2015

    I cannot see my pictures in the Library view. If I click on the Slideshow and Story mode they scroll through, but nothing in the default library view.

    • Hannah
      June 16, 2015

      Hello Tom,

      We apologize for this inconvenience! Please contact our support team at so that we can troubleshoot the issue and assist you further. Thank you!

  2. Ron
    November 8, 2014

    You say only I can see recent uploads but that isn’t true. I just sent an album link to someone and they could definitely view pictures in recent uploads. I watched them do this.

    • Hannah Moorhead
      November 10, 2014

      Hello Ron,

      Recent uploads are visible to anyone, but will only display public content. If you make the albums private, they will not see any images in that view.

  3. KiKina
    October 6, 2014

    I know the reason the recent uploads are on the opening page, but is there any way to change that? I know you say they are only visible to account owner, but, it means one needs to make sure no one is around when using your site.

    • Hannah Moorhead
      October 7, 2014

      Good morning,

      By default, you will be shown your recent uploads when logging on to your Photobucket. This feature is aimed to make the users’ photos the center of attention. You are correct in that they will only be visible to the account owner. There is currently no option to change this setting.

  4. Eileen
    July 20, 2014

    Excited to try out the new features and hoping I will like them. Glad you are working on improving things! Evolving is what keeps customers happy.

  5. WereBo
    July 12, 2014

    I don’t like the ‘Upload photos’ box appearing on every page of the central picture library area, it drastically increases the number of pages in my folders, when trying to find specific images.

    Can it be removed or the option to switch it off?

    • Hannah Moorhead
      July 14, 2014

      Good morning,

      There is currently no option to remove the “Upload Photos” box in a Photobucket library. Because our users have indicated that photo uploads are their primary use of Photobucket, we have designed our site to make users’ photos and uploads the center of attention.

      We apologize for the inconvenience.

  6. Lesken
    May 14, 2014

    I want the recent uploads on lock as well !!
    Even my pictures from my private album aren’t private in the recent uploads section! I don’t want that! There’s a reason why we put a lock on our albums. How can I change that? How can I put my recent uploads private as well?

    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 14, 2014


      Recent uploads are only visible to you, the account holder. Other users viewing your account will not see your recent uploads.