1. jmaga3080's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I don't know if I'm doing something wrong but, I remember back in WP8 that in the photos app, I could select some pictures and manually upload them to OneDrive. Now in WP8.1 I was trying to do the same thing and I couldn't, I just find the option to share via facebook, email and so on, but no OneDrive. I know that I can turn on auto upload to OneDrive, but I would like to have the option to manually upload certain photos.

    Is there any way that is possible to do that?

    Thank you in advance for your consideration
    khala81 and James8561 like this.
    04-16-2014 07:10 PM
  2. kingenu's Avatar
    apparently you create a room then you can? i might be wrong though
    04-16-2014 07:17 PM
  3. jmaga3080's Avatar
    I'm sorry, I didn't understand what you meant about creating a room :/
    04-16-2014 08:40 PM
  4. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    I'm sorry, I didn't understand what you meant about creating a room :/
    Go to People hub, go to right and you will find the rooms option, create one and on the pictures hub you can share your pictures with the room.
    04-16-2014 09:19 PM
  5. jklier's Avatar
    This does work but unfortunately it is not a fix but rather a workaround.
    04-17-2014 09:22 AM
  6. Jan Gertru's Avatar
    Lumia 920 WP 8.1. I encounter same problem. It is weird indeed Microsoft dropped the possibility to upload manually a selection of photo's straight from the photo app.! Other workaround is to open OneDrive app and add a selection of photo's from the camera roll or other albums.
    04-17-2014 04:57 PM
  7. James8561's Avatar
    they removed it!
    it was such a useful feature.
    04-17-2014 05:01 PM
  8. svenhassel's Avatar
    Very strange move, I used it a lot. Oh well, just use onedrive app
    04-18-2014 08:38 AM
  9. SAM 77's Avatar
    I can't upload using the OneDrive app.
    I'm hoping there is an update on the way.
    04-18-2014 08:50 AM
  10. AV2RY's Avatar
    App doesn't work for me. When I select picture it says 1file cannot be uploaded
    04-18-2014 08:53 AM
  11. Lions fan's Avatar
    I noticed in my one drive settings in the app under general it shows under photo download size it allows you to still change photo size, but under the other section it is stuck on uploading in progress and it is whited out and will not let you cancel uploading. I wonder if this is the problem. Although it does upload when set to auto upload.
    04-18-2014 01:28 PM
  12. Alain_A's Avatar
    it upload to onedrive automatically now..turn on auto upload
    04-18-2014 01:41 PM
  13. acewing905's Avatar
    it upload to onedrive automatically now..turn on auto upload
    Auto upload is not a replacement for that in any way. Not only would it be an annoyance to have everything that's necessary and unnecessary mixed up in OneDrive, but it would also be a huge waste of mobile data when taking photos in places without WiFi connectivity.

    Anyway, as others have mentioned, the easiest workaround is to create a room in the People hub with just "Me" in it and then share images with that.
    04-18-2014 01:45 PM
  14. eomes's Avatar
    This issue is so annoying. The possibility to upload pictures to OneDrive directly from Pictures hub was really useful. The only other way I found of doing is going to OneDrive app and tapping the '+' sign and then selecting pictures ONE BY ONE. Gah.

    And no, automatic upload is just not even an option.
    04-18-2014 01:58 PM
  15. acewing905's Avatar
    This issue is so annoying. The possibility to upload pictures to OneDrive directly from Pictures hub was really useful. The only other way I found of doing is going to OneDrive app and tapping the '+' sign and then selecting pictures ONE BY ONE. Gah.

    And no, automatic upload is just not even an option.
    Use the room workaround as mentioned above.

    I'll try to instruct how to do it step by step.
    1. Open the People hub.
    2. Keep sliding until you get to rooms and groups.
    3. Tap the (+) below and add a room. (You can give it any name you like.)
    4. By default, only you will be in the room, so leave it as is and exit the People hub.
    5. Now open the Photos hub.
    6. Select whatever photos you want to upload to OneDrive.
    7. Tap the share button.
    8. Now select the room you created, which should be visible among the list of apps that you can share the photos with.

    And that's it. Provided your Microsoft Account details have been correctly added, the photos you selected will now be uploaded to OneDrive.
    04-18-2014 02:14 PM
  16. eomes's Avatar
    Use the room workaround as mentioned above.

    I'll try to instruct how to do it step by step.
    1. Open the People hub.
    2. Keep sliding until you get to rooms and groups.
    3. Tap the (+) below and add a room. (You can give it any name you like.)
    4. By default, only you will be in the room, so leave it as is and exit the People hub.
    5. Now open the Photos hub.
    6. Select whatever photos you want to upload to OneDrive.
    7. Tap the share button.
    8. Now select the room you created, which should be visible among the list of apps that you can share the photos with.

    And that's it. Provided your Microsoft Account details have been correctly added, the photos you selected will now be uploaded to OneDrive.
    I should read the whole thread next time instead of few random posts... Thanks a lot!
    04-18-2014 02:26 PM
  17. Vivek Sharma220's Avatar
    So far wp 8.1 has been ridiculous although its a preview but most of it will be retained in the original build. Facebook integration removed from messaging, poor music, games, video apps and now we cant even upload photos to One Drive. It has been a serious downgrade. Microsoft not on the right track.
    04-21-2014 01:20 PM
  18. khala81's Avatar
    I've had this same issue on my 925. I can upload pictures but not videos.

    Let me take that back. I can't do photos either 😞
    04-21-2014 06:52 PM
  19. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    So far wp 8.1 has been ridiculous although its a preview but most of it will be retained in the original build. Facebook integration removed from messaging, poor music, games, video apps and now we cant even upload photos to One Drive. It has been a serious downgrade. Microsoft not on the right track.
    You haven't understand yet. Yes, the core OS is finished, but not all the apps are finished. You are judging an unfinnished product, there are not firmware yet (it have the drivers and personalization for each hardware) and the apps, like facebook and music) will receive more updates before Wnidows Phone 8.1 launch.

    EDIT: 2 post account? mmm...
    04-21-2014 07:07 PM
  20. HerrHerger's Avatar
    I am not able to upload videos. It always says "it was not possible". Also strange: It says my phone-storage is full after the fail message comes. Even more strange: I have everything muted but it occurs a sound if the fail-message comes.
    06-27-2014 04:42 AM
  21. nzmike's Avatar
    Yes, this is really annoying - I just took about 100 photos of a weekend away and tried to upload them this morning by sharing with OneDrive - I didn't get any error but the photos just never appear in OneDrive.

    Rather than mucking about with creating rooms I did it the old fashioned way and plugged the phone into my laptop and copied them over to my OneDrive folder.... sometimes with all this new technology I think we forget we can usually still solve these problems very simply :-)

    I do hope MS fix this (and the dreadfully slow music app) before the next release of the preview though.
    07-28-2014 08:19 PM

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