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This article was published on December 16, 2014


Facebook now automatically makes your photos better

Facebook now automatically makes your photos better
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Robots are better at basically everything, right? Facebook seems to think so and has a new feature released today that automatically enhances the photos you upload to the social network.

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 9.19.01 amMost people need help with their photos, so Facebook’s new tool automatically improves a photo’s brightness and attempts to make it look clearer without any input from you.

Facebook is so sure that you’ll prefer its enhancements that you’ll need to tap the wand every time you start to post a photo to stop the network from “improving” your images if you don’t like them.

The new feature became available today, but there wasn’t a new update in the App Store. It’s not anything quite as magical as Google+ auto-awesome feature, but might make there be a few less terrible shots.

You can disable the new automatic improvements in the app’s settings under Video and Photos if you’d prefer to have control over when photos are improved.

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Update: Facebook let us know that you can disable the functionality if you’d prefer it didn’t automatically improve your photos.