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Facebook Photo Sync Automatically Uploads Your Pics to the Web

By default, the pictures that you take with your smartphone are stuck on your phone’s memory unless you do something about it. There’s a good chance that you’ve posted a few of these photos to Facebook or Instagram, but what if you wanted an automatic backup of all those precious (and not so precious) memories?

Both Dropbox and Google Drive have been offering this kind of functionality for a while, automatically saving a copy of every picture you take to the cloud, but now Facebook has rolled out its own Photo Sync feature. Photos from your phone will automatically sync to a private album in your Facebook account and then you can share these photos with just a few quick taps. You can choose whether you want the sync to only happen over Wi-Fi or, if you have a large enough data plan, whether you want it to sync over 3G/4G too.

From what I can gather, the sync only happens when you open up the Facebook app on your smartphone, but I can’t say for sure. You do need to manually activate the Photo Sync feature though, which can be found by going to the photos app inside of the Facebook mobile app, then Photos, then Sync at the bottom. Follow the on-screen instructions to get it all set up. More info can be found on Facebook’s help page.

For my part, I think I’d still rather sync with Dropbox, since that means the actual files are being saved to the cloud and to my computer. I don’t want all my pictures to be on Facebook, even if they’re in a private album.

Via iPhoneInCanada.ca

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