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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Facebook Rolling Out New iOS Photo Sync Feature




Facebook is slowly rolling out a 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.

TechCrunch has more on how it works:
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Here's how Facebook Photo Sync works, at least for those lucky enough to be in the test. You go to the Photos app in the Facebook For iOS app's sidebar navigation or the photos section of your Timeline and scroll to the bottom. There you may find an option to check out Photo Sync and then enable it, as seen in this photo sent in by tipster YoloFahad (an Instagrammer-extraordinaire).

Facebook will then automatically upload photos you shoot to an unpublished album only you can see. From there you can authorize which photos you want posted.
Facebook's support site has much more about Photo Sync, as well. 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.

Article Link: Facebook Rolling Out New iOS Photo Sync Feature
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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Google+ was way ahead on this. Too bad no one uses G+ or i'd leave Facebook immediately.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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The iOS app Keeps getting better and better! The latest update was pretty awesome, you could tag people and share posts.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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May be cool for some but im going to stay away.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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Big fat emphatic NO from me. I trust Facebook even less than i do Google!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:20 PM   #7
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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Auto uploads to Facebook are inherently better than to iCloud: they're stored permanently with no limit (presumably), they're accessible on any platform, and they're easier to share.
Google+ also has this feature.
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Doesn't FB own all images uploaded to them?

Sounds like a bad idea....
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:22 PM   #10
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Photostream does me fine.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:27 PM   #12
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Dumb. Give them my photos to their server and then select which ones are viewable to friends? No, how about I keep all my photos and maybe post some which I choose...
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:27 PM   #13
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Based off of facebook's history, I'd never do this. People have deleted photos that stayed live on facebook's servers for YEARS afterwords, though not shown to the user if you saved the original URL you can still see and view the image.

Last thing I want is a picture uploaded to facebook that I can never delete and have no control over.

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So does the facebook app have to be open for the background downloads to work?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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Seriously no thanks. If its not optional, and if its "on" automatically instead of "off", then I'm uninstalling FB from my phone.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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This is good news for those who use Apple products and Facebook.

However, I am not on Facebook as I highly value my privacy.
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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.

Article Link: Facebook Rolling Out New iOS Photo Sync Feature
Until Facebook changes their terms on you. Because they've NEVER done that before...
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:39 PM   #19
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All that tasty information embedded in the exif data just waiting to be trawled through by Facebook, particularly if you have GPS data embedded too.

Now if Apple allow us to strip all of that out before hand
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Seriously no thanks. If its not optional, and if its "on" automatically instead of "off", then I'm uninstalling FB from my phone.
You have to opt in.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:42 PM   #22
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Doesn't FB own all images uploaded to them?

Sounds like a bad idea....
And there is an option in the ettings on FB to set because it gives FB the rights to use your image for other purposes. It says it is not used yet but being looked into in the future so they added the setting.
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Like I'm going to allow all my pics to be uploaded to Facebook. LOL. Please...
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How many pictures of food and coffee do the Facebook servers really need?
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