Facebook is now offering users cloud storage space for photos, even if they don’t publish them on their page. The Photo Sync feature will also include the metadata tracking feature that will be used in their ad business.

This interesting news was brought to our attention by Tech Crunch in their article, “Facebook Enters Cloud Storage And Chows Down On Metadata With Rollout Of Mobile Photo Sync Background Uploads.” It is a nice option for users, and the data mining for Facebook makes it a clear benefit for their algorithms to identify potential ad clickers. Photos have always been a huge element on Facebook, and that hasn’t changed.

Melody K. Smith

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