Despite offering the opportunity to share thoughts, links and more, one of the things that Facebook is most frequently used for is sharing photographs. If you are out and about and take a photo on your phone, you can quickly upload it from almost anywhere you may be. However, do this from within the Facebook app can be a pain and if you are only interested in seeing the latest photos from your friends, the standard app offers no easy way to filter posts in this way.
This is where Facebook Camera comes in. As the name suggests, this is an app that is concerned solely with images, and it has been designed for iOS users looking for an easy way to view and share photos from their phones and tablets. One of the most interesting aspects of the app is that it enables you to view just the photos that have been shared by your friends, cutting out any other posts that have been made for a far more visual experience.
But there is also a strong focus on sharing images of your own. You can work with images that you have already taken – including those stored in other apps – or you can take photos directly. You can then upload them to your Facebook account in an instant, and you are not restricted to uploading one image at a time which can be a great time saver if you have just taken a series of photos that you would like to share.
While this is hardly a replacement for Instagram, it is still an interesting cut-down version with some similar options. As well as viewing and sharing photos, you are also able to edit images by cropping them and adding filters, but the integration with Facebook is the most impressive aspect of the app. When browsing other people’s online photos you can Like and comment on anything you come across without having to visit the Facebook web site.