I am currently using Stack Exchange using Safari on my iPhone 4s. How can I upload a diagram to this site from the camera roll?


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Currently, the mobile theme of Stack Exchange sites does not support image uploads, it got only the plain textbox editor without any buttons whatsoever.

There is a pending feature request asking to add it, but it might take years, if at all, to be done.

Until then, you can switch to "full site" mode on the mobile device:

Now you can just tap the image upload icon in the editor and upload same way you do it in a desktop computer.

Another option is upload the picture to a different site, e.g. imgur.com and using the raw markup:


Or if you feel more comforable, raw HTML tag:

<img src="URL" />
  • Is that possible via iOS though?
    – JonW
    Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 14:54
  • @JonW this was added a year ago - worth to mention android app doesn't have such feature yet. This request appears as completed, but I now tried and it does not appear to work. :/ Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 15:00
  • Android has the imgur app itself which allows uploading of images. Then it's a case of copy-pasting the URL into the post. Which is actually probably more long-winded that this iOS version, now that I think about it.
    – JonW
    Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 15:03

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