Facebook is soon going to be letting all of its users automatically upload pictures taken with their Android devices directly to a private album on their Facebook account. The Verge has received confirmation that Facebook is currently testing out the automatic photo uploading feature with a small number of users. With the feature enabled, pictures taken from your Android device will automatically be uploaded to a private Facebook album from where you will have the ability to share with the rest of your friends.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this feature implemented on an Android app or social networking service. Google rolled out the feature when it launched its Google Plus social network and Dropbox followed soon after by updating their mobile app to allow automatic uploading of photos and videos.
You can check to see if you’re one of the lucky people who have the feature enabled. From your phone, head to your timeline, tap photos, and then tap sync at the bottom of the page. From a computer, go to your timeline, click photos, and then click Synced from Phone. You can choose how many photos you would like to sync and can store up to 2GB worth of photos.
Although I occasionally back up the pictures on my phone to my backup hard drive, I use Google Plus’s instant upload feature as a primary backup solution for my mobile pictures and videos.
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