Facebook launches photo sync for Android and iPhone
December 2, 2012, 7:42 A.M., Sunday, New York local time — Social networking giant Facebook launches photo sync for Android and Apple smartphones allowing users to instantly upload photos to web — similar to Google Plus.
Yet another Google Plus-like service was launched inside the Facebook ecosystem, the photo sync. The new system update, now available on Android and iPhone apps, allows Facebook and users of compatible mobile phones to automatically sync photos taken on a phone to a private album on the web.
Users can either publicly post the images stored on the private album, and pick their desired photos one-by-one. So apparently, Facebook is not invading your privacy here, well, not yet.
Another caveat, not all Android and iPhone Facebook app users can get access to the new phone-to-web service yet. According to reports posted online, Facebook will gradually roll-out the update before launching the new service publicly, soon.
The new photo-sync service of Facebook is similar to Google Plus instant upload. For starters, Google Plus is the search engine giant’s social networking site which syncs with the company’s popular e-mail service, Gmail and other services. Customers of Gmail and other Google services can upgrade their account to Google Plus and enjoy additional benefits such as adding photos to the profile and create public accounts for brands and other businesses.