Uploading photos you take with your phone to Facebook is about to get a whole lot easier – as in essentially effortless – thanks to Photo Sync. Facebook announced today that after a period of beta testing, it will soon be rolling out its new Photo Sync feature to Android users. The roll out will be happening over the next week or so, meaning that if you don’t get it right away, it should be arriving shortly.
Given that Facebook’s Photo Sync beta has been running since August, there’s a good chance some of you are already familiar with the feature. For the uninitiated, here’s a quick run down: with Photo Sync, you can essentially sync the photos you take with your phone to your Facebook profile. Facebook will upload the photos as you take them, meaning that you don’t have to hassle with uploading yourself – just snap the picture, and it’ll show up in a private album on your Facebook page.
That private album bit there is the part to pay attention to. Facebook keeps the photos uploaded with Photo Sync private until you go into the album and decide which ones you want to share publicly. That way, you avoid having private photos seen by your entire Facebook network, which could lead to some pretty undesirable situations.
It appears that Facebook is ready to move its Photo Sync feature out of beta, so it should be available through the Facebook app shortly. You’ll want to make sure you’re running the latest version of the Facebook Android app to use Photo Sync, and of course, you can turn Photo Sync off entirely if you want to upload photos on your own terms. Did you have the opportunity to test out Photo Sync before this roll out?