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How Do Digital Photo Frames with Facebook Work?


What are the best digital photo frames with Facebook photo support?

Pix-Star’s digital photo frames with Facebook support for viewing photo albums are arguably the most popular on the market. They’re packed with robust features that let you send and receive photos from anywhere in the world. Pix-Star’s frames come in a 10-inch or a large 15-inch version. They’re excellent choices for families and are one of the few premium frames with an elderly-friendly design & feature set.

Pix-Star’s frames come with a mobile app and web dashboard that let you send photos and link external photo albums with ease. With the Pix-Star Snap mobile app, you can send up to 250 photos to several frames at the same time from anywhere in the world. There’s no need to create an account and anyone in the family can use the app – all you need is the receiving frames’ unique email address.

Pix-Star’s web interface is where much of the frame’s uniqueness springs from. You can control & manage up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from a single user account. The web dashboard for each frame (or for a multi-frame control group) can be used to remotely adjust your frame’s settings, start & manage slideshows, switch slideshow source files, update the frame’s firmware, and much more.

Pix-Star’s web album feature is where social media and photo-sharing platforms come into play. You can link selected picture albums from almost a dozen different supported platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. These albums are linked directly to the selected frames and are saved to internal storage.

Much of the web album process can be automated by letting the albums automatically update & sync any newly added pictures. It’s a fantastic way to share photos with all the frames in the family without needing any input from the recipient. Once an album is linked, all you need to do is add photos to it and set the album to automatically sync from then on. Link all the desired frames to the album and enjoy how simple it is to share your favorite moments & precious memories.

Pix-Star’s frames have excellent 4:3 displays with personalized and extensively customizable slideshows. You can easily control the play order & frequency of photos to make sure every slideshow fits the room, theme, or occasion. Pix-Star’s frames quickly become an important part of how you connect and share moments & memories with the people you care about most.

How to view photos from Facebook on digital photo frames?

Not many digital photo frames offer this web album feature – even in the premium range. The ability to link photos and picture albums from Facebook and other popular platforms is limited to just a handful of frames like the Pix-Star. Web albums are usually managed through the frame’s web interface and aren’t done through the platform (e.g., Facebook).

Once you’re in the web dashboard, look for the “Web Album” section or the area that lets you import photo albums from external sources. In some cases, you may need to use the mobile app, but this depends on the brand of the frame. With popular frames like the Pix-Star, web albums are managed through each frame’s web dashboard.

Once you’re clicked on the “Web Albums” section, select the platform you want to import photo albums from – in this case, Facebook. Input your Facebook login information (or the info on the relevant platforms). Note that you can log into your family members’ profiles too – so long as you have their permission, username, and password. This lets you link one or more of the albums in the selected platforms – and display them directly on your Pix-Star frame.

Once you’ve selected the albums to sync, click on “Link to frame”. This syncing process can take a couple of minutes depending on the number and size of the photos being imported. Make sure you have enough space on the digital frame’s internal storage and that you have enough cloud space remaining. In Pix-Star’s case, you get free-for-life cloud storage, so you don’t need to worry about space. Read our 5-minute guide on how to view photos from Facebook on your digital photo frame here!

Now you’re ready to start a slideshow with your newly linked photos from Facebook. Make sure to set the linked albums to automatically update & sync any photos they get added in the future. It’s a great way to automate and simplify sharing photos for the whole family – especially those that are spread out over the state/country/world and those with elderly users that don’t want to miss out!

Can digital photo frames play Facebook videos?

The only way to play videos on digital photo frames is by sending them through the mobile app or by USB/SD card. Digital frames typically can’t import videos from external sources like the can with photos. This is due to the compression and format changes videos go through – making it rather impractical to view them on your digital frames.

If you need to get a Facebook video onto your frame, make sure it’s in a supported format and under the frame’s maximum video length (usually less than 1-minute). Pix-Star’s frames let you play 2-minute video clips; this is more than almost all other digital photo frames on the market. Download the desired video to your phone’s gallery and use the Pix-Star Snap mobile app to select & send the video directly to your frame. It will be automatically saved to the cloud which can be remotely managed via the web interface. Learn more about digital frames with video here – and why you probably need one!

How many Facebook photos can digital photo frames hold?

If your digital photo frame has 8GB of internal storage (as Pix-Star frames do), it can hold around 30,000 photos directly on the frame. When you factor in cloud storage and expandable storage through inserted USB/SD cards, this already impressive number is boosted even more.

Do Facebook digital photo frames need Wi-Fi & cloud storage?

Digital photo frames with Facebook support for importing web albums need Wi-Fi for the importing and syncing part of the process. Frames like the Pix-Star save web albums to internal storage; meaning you can view your photos even while the frame isn’t connected to Wi-Fi (once they’ve been synced). Other digital frames will need a constant internal connection to display any externally linked web albums as they aren’t saved to the frame’s offline or local storage. This is something you need to be clear on before choosing a frame to buy.

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