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Facebook Photos Will Soon Auto-Sync, Just Like on Google+

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 21, 2012

 

Ever wish the photos you took on your phone were instantly synced with your Facebook account? Facebook for Android is rolling out a feature that does just that!

Now, instead of laboriously uploading every last photo to your Facebook profile, the social network is now offering a fast and easy alternative: instant upload. Like Google+, the Facebook app for Android now allows you to sync all of the photos in your phone with your Facebook profile simply by clicking a button marked "sync."

This is brilliant, for many reasons. One: the Facebook app tends to crash whenever I try to upload a photo, so any updates on the uploading front are well-needed. Two: I'm lazy and it would be nice if I didn't have to think about uploading photos and they just happened automatically. Three: I always loved this Google+ feature, and wish Facebook allowed you to do it as well.

The update is only being rolled out to select Facebook users so far. To see if Facebook has annointed you with magical syncing powers, go to your Timeline on the Android app, tap photos, then tap Sync (if the button exists).

Source: The Verge

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Anna F. Sep 21, 2012 Link to comment

    Would anyone want to upload EVERY single photo they take to Facebook?

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  • Sean Foster Sep 21, 2012 Link to comment

    I'd want the small print. If Facebook are doing it then the default will probably be open to everyone, and will Facebook aquire any rights with uploads.

    Call me cynical, but I want to know before I buy into any of this.

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  • Yiannis Themelis Sep 21, 2012 Link to comment

    Photos automatically uploaded should only be privately visible. At least that's how it works in Google+.

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  • Dvoraak Sep 21, 2012 Link to comment

    It's a truly awesome feature but the thought of accidentally posting every photo in my phone to Facebook is TERRIFYING. Then again, Facebook kinda terrifies anyway.

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