Word has it that Facebook is testing out a new feature called as “Photo Syncing” for users of its Facebook for Android app. The new feature will automatically sync all the photos that you take with your Android phone to your Facebook account and saves them somewhere in private. Yes, if you can remember, Google+ first offered the functionality. Now, Facebook is copying adding the same feature to its Android app.
Once all your photos are synced, you can go to your Facebook account and then decide which pictures you would like to share with your friends. According to the Help page on Facebook, “With photo syncing, you can store your mobile photos privately, and choose which ones to share. Each new photo you take with your phone goes to a private section of your Facebook Photos.
To use Facebook Photo Syncing feature, simply update to the latest version of Facebook for Android on your phone. Once done, navigate to your Timeline and tap on Photos. There, you fill see the “Sync” button at the bottom your phone’s screen.
Once you have synced all your camera photos, go back to your Timeline and tap on Photos. Now, open the “Synced From Phone” folder at the top of your photos section, and select the photos that you want to share with your friends. You can choose how many photos you’d like to sync, and privately store up to 2GB of photos.
The Photo Syncing feature will sync your photos as soon as you take them. However, Facebook states that the feature is optimized to take into consideration to a number of factors, such as your battery level and sync settings. In your syncing settings, you can choose to sync over Wi-Fi and your cellular network, sync or over Wi-Fi only, or turn syncing off entirely.
[ h/t to Robert Scoble ]