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Stop Using File Pickers – Just Drag and Drop Files to Upload Them

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Every time I see somebody using an file picker to choose a file for upload, I shake my head. There’s a much simpler way to do it – just drag and drop it onto the upload form. This works really well on almost all social media sites, but it even works on old-school forms.

For Facebook and Twitter, just drag a picture straight into the new update box.

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For an old-school form, drag the picture onto the “No File Chosen” text in the file picker. Your browser will automatically choose that file.

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Once you’ve dropped it, you’ll see that the file name is now there.

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You’ll have to click the Upload button, of course.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/10/13

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