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Facebook Starts Testing Its Photo Sync Feature for Android

If you are an Android user, then you basically know what it feels like to run the official Facebook for Android application. You have probably encountered a lot of issues like the delayed messages that won’t even appear on your chat box unless you press the app’s refresh button. Setting those things aside, Facebook finally realized that its app isn’t really as good as what they’ve thought. Now, they’re quietly working on the app’s new features which will probably make it a whole lot better.

Speaking of which, there’s this new Photo Sync feature that the Facebook team has secretly been trying out on its Android application. This particular feature isn’t really new as it already exists on certain apps such as DropBox and Google+. Anyways, Facebook also wants to have one and it’s going to automatically upload and sync the photos that you have stored on your Android device. Of course, these photos will be securely uploaded to a private folder. Therefore, you have the option to remove the ones that you don’t want and share the ones that you want. It’s that easy. No need to use a separate app just to sync your photos. Plus, it has also been said that the feature will come with a set of additional options.

As of now, it’s not yet available for the public but there are certain users who are already allowed to try the new Photo Sync on Facebook for Android. If you want to know if you are qualified to test the said feature, just launch your Facebook app, view your Timeline then go to your photos. Try to look for the Sync button. If it’s there, you’re fortunate enough to be one of the feature’s pioneer users.

There’s no word regarding the quality of the synced images. We still don’t know if the photos will be uploaded on full resolution. If you’re familiar with Google+, then you are already aware that the app will resize your photos to 3MP. On Facebook, it seems that the app won’t activate the photo sync if your device is low on battery. Furthermore, photos that will be synced over mobile data will be downgraded to avoid some unnecessary charges on your monthly data subscription.

If this new feature pushes through, a lot of Facebook mobile users will be able to share their photos in just a few taps. No need to scan your gallery for the photo that you want to upload and wait until it’s all set to be shared to your network. We’re definitely looking forward for this new feature to be launched sometime in the near future. For now, we are just going to keep our fingers crossed.


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