A new Facebook blog post is talking up a recently added option that gives users of the social networking site more ways to share images and video.

Facebook says: "We've been working on providing more ways to publish those photos and videos whether you're on Facebook.com or not".

The option already exists to upload images via a phone's MMS function or, with certain devices such as BlackBerrys or the iPhone, via the Facebook app on the phone, but now users will be able to email images directly to their accounts for uploading.

Facebook explains the process: "Visit the Facebook Mobile page to get your personal upload email. This is a unique email address where you can send photos and videos from anywhere you have email access".

"After you attach your photos or videos to an email, you can include a subject line that will be used as the caption for the photos or videos you upload".