Today, we are happy to announce that users will be able to drag and drop images directly into posts drafts.Like many Blogger major improvements, this one comes with challenges.
In the past, users had to click on “Insert image” to upload the file from the posts drafts. However, with the new drag and drop feature, users will have an easier way to add pictures into post drafts.
This week, we have been faced with some reports of problems, when uploading images, in post editor.
Blogger tells me I must sign in to access my online storage.
This problem, like many others, involves third party cookies.
After some effort diagnosing, Blogger Engineering advised us that the problem with image uploads, like many other authentication issues ("I must sign in to access"), was caused by third party cookie filters.
To upload images to a Blogger / Google library, you must be identified.
Image uploads - to any of the Blogger / Google photo hosting services - require authentication.
- Google Docs.
- Google Drive.
- Google Photos.
If you can't be identified, you can't upload images, photos, or pictures. And identification - like almost every Blogger / Google feature - requires third party cookies.
A workaround was developed, and installed, by Blogger Engineers.
Blogger Engineering has developed a workaround for this problem, and installed it, as of late 12/2.
Enable third party cookies, for the best resolution.
The best long term solution - as with so many Blogger problems - comes with proper filtering, specifically not filtering third party cookies.