Facebook Announces Rollout of Photo Sync Feature for iOS Users [PICS]


Earlier this month it was reported Facebook was testing its new Photo Sync feature on iOS. Today the social network has announced the Photo Sync feature is officially rolling out for users:

Today we’re excited to roll out photo sync, which makes it easier to share photos. With this feature, photos from your phone sync automatically to a private album on the web. When you want to share these photos, just pick and post your favorites.

Here are the instructions on how to activate Photo Sync within the Facebook iOS app:

How do I start syncing my photos?

You can preview photo syncing by first making sure you have the latest version of the Facebook app installed on your phone. If you have an iPhone, you’ll need to be using iOS 6.

From the app:

1. Go to your photos app in the left side navigation
2. Tap Photos
3. Tap Sync at the bottom of your photos section. Follow the step-by-step instructions.

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Photo Sync just kicked in for us within the Facebook iOS app. Within settings, you can set whether you want photos to sync over Wi-Fi, data, or both. Photo Sync comes with 2GB of storage.

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Here’s how it looks on afterwards (after you click on your Photos section):

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You can learn more about Photo Sync here. Let us know if this feature comes in handy for you.


  • eason

    which mean every photo i take belong to fb? no thx

  • Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. No thanks here as well.

  • montymon

    I’m confused, it says some people don’t have this feature. I have the latest versions of both iOS6 and Facebook on my iPhone 5 and don’t have this feature, but nowhere does it tell me how to GET the feature…

  • Matroska

    yea not for me, I sync to iCloud and it’s available on all my devices, which is better.

  • absolutely not. I wouldn’t give all my photos to Facebook. I even hardly share my private photos on FB.

  • anon

    Same thing goes for ANY online service you upload data to.

  • ditto…no thanks. i’d like to choose what i upload. i can see the day where the news reports that facebook’s private photo libraries for some users have been made publicly available. i don’t trust facebook that much.