Facebook is slowly rolling out a new feature that will automatically upload/sync the photos you take on your Android mobile phone to a private folder on your Facebook account. A feature that’s way similar to instant photo upload that you can find on Google+.

Photo Syncing a new feature that’s available for some people using the latest Facebook for Android app that will let users to store their mobile photos privately, then choose which ones to share with their friends on Facebook. Right now photo syncing is a test feature and being rolled out slowly.

Facebook brings in Automatic 'Photo Syncing' Feature on Android

To get started with Facebook photo syncing, make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Facebook for Android. From the Facebook App, go to your timeline then tap the Photos and tap Sync at the bottom of your photos section. You can also activate the feature from your computer by first going to your timeline, then clicking on the Photos and clicking Synced From Phone at the top of your photos section. Each new photo you take with your phone goes to a private section of your Facebook Photos. Users get to choose how many photos they like to sync, and can privately store up to 2GB of photos.

Facebook Photo Syncing on Android
Facebook Photo Syncing on Android

Facebook wll try to sync the photos as soon as users take them. However, Facebook also take into account a number of factors, such as phones battery level and sync settings. Users can choose to sync over Wi-Fi and on cellular network, sync or over Wi-Fi only, or turn syncing off entirely. Photos sync via cellular network like 3G or 4G are of smaller size (around 100k) thus saving money on your data plan. Over a Wi-Fi connection, photos are synced in larger versions that won’t use any data plan.

Have you got the feature activated on your Facebook? Do share your views on auto syncing the photos to Facebook ?

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