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

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his 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 an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown 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