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Facebook Enables 'Photo Sync' for All iOS Users

Facebook is rolling out its new Photo Sync feature to its iOS users that automatically uploads all photos taken on the iPhone to a private photo album on Facebook. The idea is to make it easier and faster for users to share photos with their friends.

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When you turn on photo syncing, your mobile photos will be saved to a private section of your Facebook Photos. You can easily share your synced photos on your timeline from desktop, mobile, or another device.

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Only you can see the photos you’ve synced from your phone. Your photos are saved privately in a section of your Facebook Photos that only you can see. When you view your synced photos, you can choose shots to share or send in a private message.
Facebook's support site has much more about Photo Sync. Facebook is using background uploads within the Facebook iOS app to move the photos, not anything special with location APIs or Apple's iOS 6 Facebook integration.

The app is very clear that all photos uploaded automatically are marked as private and cannot be viewed by others until specifically shared by the user. Users get 2 GB of complimentary photo storage.

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Posted: 22 months ago
You must be nuts to enable this.
Rating: 36 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Wow, no. For people who are 100% confident that they will never have an embarrassing photo of themselves or any of their friends on their phone, this sounds like a great option.

I am not one of those people.

(Yes, I know Facebook says all the photos will be private. Facebook says lots of things about privacy.)
Rating: 34 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Now we wait to see someone's nudes appear on fb...
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

The app is very clear that all photos uploaded automatically are marked as private and cannot be viewed by others until specifically shared by the user Facebook "inadvertently" makes them all public.


Fixed that for you, macrumors bot. :D
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
1984 is now.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Pointless and may end up being very harmfull. No thanks.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

The average user will see this as a huge convenience; especially the people who just upload everything to the internet anyways


The average user is also highly susceptible to email requests from Elbonian bureaucrats looking for people to help transfer funds, as well... ;-)
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Facebook says they own the copyright to all images uploaded to their servers, and that they can share those images with third parties if they ever wanted to.

Wouldn't be surprised if Facebook launches a new 'REAL EX-GIRLFRIENDS' porn site in the near future.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Cue the all the "Oh no the sky is falling, facebook is evil, and who would ever want that?!" comments...
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

Google+ has had this feature for quite awhile now. All pictures are uploaded to a private album. Way to be a follower, facebook.


Nominated for "Ironic Post of the Week."
Rating: 3 Votes

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