Uploading photos to Facebook just got easier. As first reported by Inside Facebook, the social network is rolling out drag-and-drop capability, allowing users to simply choose the photos they want to present.
Throughout the year, Facebook has been testing photo sync, allowing mobile users to automatically upload photos to the social network, but in a folder only they would see for later approval. The site announced Friday that photo sync is now available for iPhone and Android users.
This holiday season, Animoto wants to offer you a gift: the chance to relive 2012 through Facebook photos. Animoto, a video-creation service, launched its Best of 2012 feature Wednesday, which allows users to connect their Facebook accounts to Animoto, and create cool, editable videos featuring their own photos.
In September, Facebook tested Photo Sync for Android, allowing users the choice of instantly uploading photos to Facebook (but to an album only they can see) when they are taken. TechCrunch reported Monday that the social network is bringing Photo Sync to Apple devices.
For people who have photos all over the Web — on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, etc. — Cooliris is a great way to bring all of those images to one place and organize them. Facebook’s developers team thinks highly of the application, as it earned a spotlight on its blog. Cooliris gained a strong following shortly after launch, and the app has taken off on the Facebook platform.
Not long after Atlanta-based fast food restaurant Chick-Fil-A was grilled on Facebook for its stance on gay marriage, the company is under fire again for its use of the social network. Various outlets reported that Chick-Fil-A opened a Facebook account as a teenage girl named Abby Farle as a way to argue claims in a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, but a Chick-Fil-A spokeswoman told AllFacebook that this is false.
Many of us spend quite a bit of time choosing our Facebook profile pictures. Dan Manina spends just as much, if not more, copying his friends’ profile pictures. A kind-spirited rivalry with a friend, trying to get the most likes, has turned into a fun exercise — Your Profile Pictures.
When you’re choosing your profile image, how long does it take? Maybe a few minutes? A CBS station in Miami reports that some women are going to extremes to make sure they look great in their profile picture, even getting cosmetic surgery.