Facebook Adds New Auto Upload Feature For Some Android Users


Facebook is rolling out a new feature to some of their Android users today which gives the app the ability to auto upload photos to the social network ala Google+. Photo’s wont immediately hit your timeline, instead, they’ll be marked private until you manually go in and make them public on your profile. Again, this feature isn’t enabled for everyone just yet (checked for myself and it’s a no-go), but if you’d like to enable syncing from your Android device, you can follow these simple steps.

To start syncing your photos, make sure you have the latest version of Facebook for Android installed on your phone.
From the app:

  • Go to your timeline
  • Tap Photos
  • Tap Sync at the bottom of your photos section. Follow the step-by-step instructions.
From your computer:

  • Go to your timeline
  • Click Photos
  • Click Synced From Phone at the top of your photos section. Follow the step-by-step instructions.
You can choose how many photos you’d like to sync, and privately store up to 2GB of photos.

Now, if Facebook could maybe put new features on the back burner, while they iron out some of the bugs currently plaguing the app, I might actually start using it again.

[Facebook | TheVerge]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Why would anyone want this? Like people dont post enough garbage to Facebook now I need to see every picture they take?

    1. Thank u so much for this great comment, this is why I’m on Google Plus more and more

      1. I think Google Plus has a better community, the only reason most people are using Facebook is because their friends are on it.

    2. I’d rather see actual pictures of my friends doing fun stuff those damn “Some E Cards” clogging up my feed -_-

      1. But what youre going to end up with is pictures of cats, babies, and food.

        1. I don’t mind cats showing up on my feed but maybe that’s just me.

        2. Don’t forget the unwarranted penis pics.

  2. still better than my G+ aka ghost town.

  3. I’ve had this feature on my Android FB for about 3 weeks now..?

  4. There are going to be way too many accidentally uploaded weiner pics on Facebook. Including mine.

    1. LoL! same thing I was thinking.

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