Facebook Introduces Photo Sync for iOS and Android enters Cloud Storage

Facebook just entered the Cloud Storage business with the introduction of Photo Sync, à la Google+ Instant Upload feature, from your Camera Roll on your iPhone or Android

If you’ve used Facebook App on Android and iOS you must have seen a notification like this, Basically, this feature, when enabled, uploads all of your photos to a private photo album on Facebook in the background, you can then go to the Album and make it Public.

So what’s great about it?

It marks Facebook’s entry in to the Cloud Storage world, they’re giving 2GB of free storage for your photos. Also the number of photos uploaded on Facebook will increase drastically!

So More Photos > More time on the site > More Ads visible > More Money Facebook will make. From the users prospective, No frustration of uploading the photos manually, Facebook does it for you, All you have to do is, select the photos you want to share and either Create a Post, Send it in a Message, Create an Album or add to an existing Album on Facebook.

On the other side there are people like me, who would not want the photos to go to a Cloud, I don’t care if they are private.

There are options to enable Photo Sync only on Wi-Fi, but Facebook claims that the 3G/4G upload reduces the photo sizes to around 100 kb.

Facebook Photo Sync is a kind of an hybrid of the Google+ Instant Photo upload and Apple’s Photostream, which makes the photo available on all your iOS devices and computer.

The biggest question I found the answer to was, “How do you turn off Facebook Photo Sync”

You can turn photo syncing off from your phones, here is how


  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the top-left main menu
  2. Scroll to the bottom and select Account > App Settings > Sync Photos
  3. Choose Don’t sync my photos

iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Facebook app and go to your timeline
  2. Tap Photos
  3. At the bottom, tap Synced
  4. Tap the gear icon and choose Turn off Photo Sync
  5. Tap Don’t sync my photos

Check our here for more information

Facebook has been copying Google+ lately, Check out more on it here and here

The DNetWorks Team