Facebook Rolling Out New iOS Photo Sync Feature

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    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.

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    TechCrunch has more on how it works:
    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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    Google+ was way ahead on this. Too bad no one uses G+ or i'd leave Facebook immediately.
     
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    No thanks.
     
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    Compile 'em all

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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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    No thanks.
    May be cool for some but im going to stay away.
     
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    Big fat emphatic NO from me. I trust Facebook even less than i do Google!
     
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    Capacity limit?
     
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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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    Photostream does me fine.
     
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    Go on people, sell your souls.
     
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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...
     
  13. Dainin, Nov 19, 2012
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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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    Automatic

    So does the facebook app have to be open for the background downloads to work?
     
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    been waiting for this
     
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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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    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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    Until Facebook changes their terms on you. Because they've NEVER done that before...
     
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    I welcome this feature
     
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    Yum

    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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    You have to opt in.
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    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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    No thanks.
     

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