Photo Syncing on Facebook? No Thank You.
This morning when I logged in to Facebook I saw an odd notification…
Notice there is no picture next to the notification. I was shocked to see that sometime over the weekend I had accidentally turned on Photo Sync, an odd new feature that Facebook has recently rolled out. Turns out when I updated my app over the weekend this was set as default to “on.”
Yikes! I logged on to see every picture I had recently taken on my phone waiting for me to “approve” to share. Thank goodness Facebook doesn’t just sync and share this out to the masses, as I have very personal pics of my kids goofing around that are private and only for me.
I really think that Facebook should send a notification to every user when they roll out changes like this. I work in social media and wasn’t aware that I was accidentally uploading pics from my phone to Facebook. When my app uploaded I just accepted all the changes and didn’t really understand what “syncing photos” meant. I should know, and I’m telling you, pay attention to changes and take the time to read up on them before hitting the accept button. I really love the cute pic of my kid in the bathtub, but I don’t want to share it with all of you.
If you want more info on how to turn photo syncing off, watch this great YouTube video I found –
Data Doctors Facebook Photo Sync