Facebook has started to roll out photo sync functionality for mobile phone owners using the Apple iOS 6 or Google Android operating systems.
Upon opening the social network app, members will be asked if they would like to enable the new utility.
If a user agrees, images from their smartphone's gallery will start to be uploaded to the website.
From then onwards, any photographs taken with the handset camera will automatically be synchronised with the owner's online profile.
However, the images will not immediately be published for friends and family to see – users can select which pictures they would like to share.
This means that contacts will not be inundated with photograph updates on their feed, and device owners can avoid sharing those photographs they would rather keep private.
Facebook has introduced this capability as some members complained that uploading images from their smartphone to their profile was complicated.
Posted by Claire Marshall