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Facebook rolling out Photo Sync on Android and iOS

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Facebook rolling out Photo Sync on Android and iOS
We had heard back in September that the feature would be coming, and Facebook has finally announced the official rollout. Photo Sync is finally coming to mobile devices. The rollout of the feature starts today and should hit your Android or iOS device soon. The feature is one that we've seen before. Google+ started the automatic upload trend in its Android app, and the feature has spread. Now, Dropbox and others also offer automatic photo uploading. 

Facebook's Photo Sync will work just like Instant Upload from G+, which means that the photos you take on your mobile phone will be automatically uploaded to a private album to make it easier to then share with friends. None of the automatically uploaded images will be made public or shared without your consent, but we should mention that Facebook does take a broad copyright license on your content, and no meme post can stop that. So, just be careful with your data. 

The Photo Sync feature will be rolling out soon, and will not be turned on automatically. You'll have to go into your Facebook app settings to turn it on, and then the Photos section of the app will have a new "Synced" tab to view your uploaded photos. 

source: Facebook

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posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:01 6

1. celljudge32 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Great, now whenever guys take a picture of their member in all of it's glory, it's going to accidentally end up on facebook for your viewing pleasure.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:29

2. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


haha read my mind!

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:39

3. gustavoace (Posts: 90; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Its not like that actually... Your photo remains private, and only if you share it others will be able to see it... It is just like G+ indeed.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:30 1

7. dickwyn (Posts: 585; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i've got dropbox on my pc to help with that

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:02

4. blazee (Posts: 256; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


i dont trust facebook w the photos i take, even if they are in a private folder. If this is true im deleting fb of my phone

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:03

5. blazee (Posts: 256; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


did not read the last paragraph before posting this -_- lol

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:28

6. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


accident do happen

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 11:54

8. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


Arent yall supposed to be making the facebook app for android way better than it is now? Dont care about photo sync. Im just sick of the app crashing and lagging

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:38

9. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


I found some intrusting discussion about this topic in Redddit too http: //redd.it/143pn7

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