Facebook has taken a page out of its rivals’ books and activated a little feature called Photo Sync.
What the heck is it? In a nutshell, Photo Sync automatically uploads your smartphone pics to a private Facebook album, allowing you to easily pick and choose which pictures to share.
Photo Sync has been in testing since August, and is available now for users of the Android and iPhone app.
There doesn’t appear to be a specific Facebook app update for Photo Sync. It’s more a case of Team Zuckerberg activating a dormant feature.
Fear not; Photo Sync is of course disabled by default. To check it out, hit up your pictures in the normal way. Along the bottom you’ll see Photos Of You, Albums and the all-new Synced.
Tap the Synced tab and Facebook will launch a tutorial thingy with a fairly in-depth Photo Sync FAQ.
You can set Facebook Photo Sync to work over Wi-Fi and data, or purely Wi-Fi. In the case of data, photos are compressed to 100K.
And that’s Facebook Photo Sync. Should keep Jan happy for a while.
via: Facebook Newsroom