You can if you want to print a physical copy of a Facebook page, photo, or screenshot. All you will need is access to a working printer that your computer is already connected to.
Method 1 of 3: Print a Facebook page
Step 1. Open Facebook
If you have a long thread that you want to print, or if you want to keep different pages of your news feed in hard copy, you can simply print them from your computer.
When you print a Facebook page, you will notice that some Facebook formats are simplified. If that doesn't suit you, you can try the "Print a screenshot" method
Step 2. Go to the page you want to print
If you pick a random section of your news feed, it will print multiple pages that you may not necessarily need.
Step 3. Right click on it
If you're using a Mac, two-finger click.
Click on an empty section of the page (not a link or photo)
Step 4. Click Print
You can also press Ctrl and P (for Windows users) or Command and P (for Mac users) simultaneously.
On a Mac, this option says Print Page
Step 5. Review the print settings
If you print a specific page from your news feed, you are sure to have more pages included. You can remove them if you want.
- You can also choose whether or not to print in color.
- Note that your computer must be connected to a printer in order for printing to be done.
Step 6. Click the blue Print button
If your computer is connected to a printer and the printer is set up correctly, printing should start.
Method 2 of 3: Print a Facebook photo
Step 1. Go to the Facebook website
To be able to print a Facebook photo, you will first need to save the photo to your computer. It is not possible to print a photo directly from the site.
Step 2. Go to the photo you want to print
Click on it.
Step 3. Click Options
This button is located at the bottom right of the photo window and allows you to display a list of options.
Step 4. Select Download
You may need to choose a save location before the download can begin.
Step 5. Right click on your photo
If you are using a Mac, you will need to double-click the photo to open it.
Step 6. Choose Print
This will bring up the printing preferences menu.
- If you're using a Mac, press the Command and P keys simultaneously.
- If you're using a Mac, you can also click File in the upper left corner of the screen and then select Print.
Step 7. Review the print settings
Depending on the result you want to achieve, you may need to change certain settings such as image size, color, and print style per page.
Step 8. Click the blue Print button
As long as your computer is connected to a properly configured printer, your image should be printed.
Method 3 of 3: Print a screenshot
Step 1. Open the Facebook application
Printing a specific screenshot is the best way to limit the amount of information on the page while preserving the visual quality of the topic.
- For example, if you just want to print an image of your status with some comments, it's better to use a screenshot than printing the entire Facebook page.
- You can apply this method on a PC or a Mac.
Step 2. Go to the screen you want to capture
If you want to print a photo, you will need to open the photo first.
You can also save the photo by pressing… then selecting Save photo
Step 3. Take a screenshot
If you are using an iPhone, you will need to press the home button and the lock button simultaneously. Android users can try different combinations, but in general they will need to press the power and volume down buttons at the same time.
For older models, prior to Android 4.0, you will need to press the power and home buttons simultaneously
Step 4. Send your screenshot to your computer
You can do this in different ways:
- by email as an attachment;
- via Facebook Messenger as an image;
- by uploading it to an online storage service (for example, Google Drive).
Step 5. Transfer the image to your computer
Try to save it in an easily accessible location (eg your desktop).
Step 6. Right click on your screenshot
If you are using a Mac, you will need to open it.
Step 7. Click Print
If you're using a Mac, you'll need to press the Command and P keys to display the printing preferences menu.
If you're using a Mac, you can also click File in the upper left corner of the screen and then select Print
Step 8. Review the print settings
Depending on the result you want to achieve, you can change the size, color or even the print style per page.
Step 9. Click the blue Print button
If your computer and printer are connected and the printer is configured correctly, your screenshot will print.