Facebook reveals official Photo Sync feature for Android and iOS app

A couple months ago we reported on Facebook’s testing of a new photo uploading feature for their Android app. Today Facebook announced the official availability of the new feature for Android and iOS versions of their mobile app. The Photo Sync function will automatically upload pictures captured with a mobile device to a special, private album on the user’s Facebook account. Once uploaded, the user can decide at a later time whether they want to share the photo. 


Users of the Google+ mobile app will quickly recognize the new Facebook feature is very similar to Google’s instant upload feature. Google does not limit the size of the album while Facebook has a 2GB limit. Google also performs instant uploads in the background without the app even being open and does not compress the photos. Facebook on the other hand, has to be open for the upload to occur and will compress photos down to 100kb unless uploaded via WiFi.

Is the addition of Photo Sync a feature you are glad to see in the Facebook mobile app? Were you hoping Facebook might address something else first in light of their ‘droidfooding initiative?

source: Facebook
via: TechnoBuffalo


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a chief financial officer and licensed CPA in Durham, North Carolina. Jeff has owned an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses an LG G3 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently Jeff added Google Glass to his stable of tech gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • Seth

    Facebook can’t even make a good Facebook app. Half the time it doesn’t even let me view pictures, so why would I want them to manage my photos too.

    p.s. I use dropbox to back up my pictures. It doesn’t freeze, force close, drain my battery, or degrade the photos