Facebook to Require Moments App to Sync Photos
Facebook plans to stop uploading users' photos automatically unless they download and install the Facebook Moments app. Facebook has long offered to sync smartphone photos automatically in order to promote sharing. Moving forward, however, Facebook will only offer this feature through a separate app called Moments. Customers who install Moments will continue to have access to all their uploaded photos. Customers who don't wish to use Moments will be prompted to download their photos to a PC or delete them. Automatic photo syncing will cease January 10. Facebook is already pushing customers to use the Moments app. Moments lets users organize, share, download, or delete photos. It is free to download for Android and iOS.
Facebook Says Android Users Gave It Permission to Collect Data
Mar 26, 2018
Facebook has been called out in recent days for storing, in some cases, years' worth of call logs and text messages from Android handsets. Users discovered the logs in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook to Delete Mobile Photos In Move to Force Adoption of 'Moments' App
Jun 10, 2016
Facebook has begun informing people that photos privately synced from mobile phones to the social network will soon be deleted. Facebook allowed people to automatically backup photos from phones to its servers and store them privately for a time.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Facebook Expands Live Video Streaming to More People
Dec 3, 2015
Facebook today said a small percentage of iPhone owners in the U.S. will be able to test streaming live video to their Facebook friends.