I was surprised to see one of my online payment receipt snap at Google+. After exploring I found more snaps which were not intended to be shared with public. It took a while to me to understand that the culprit is Google Plus, which is automatically synching the videos and images taken from your Android phone to Social web.
Why this happened? the answer is – By default Google Plus Android application is set to upload photos and videos online. This feature is known as “Google Instant Upload “. This is really bad part from Google Engineers who probably didn’t apply the common sense that all snaps and videos are not always intended for public or social networks. This option should have been set with Auto Synch as disabled.
So… how to get rid of this thing? To disable Google Instant Upload follow below steps :
- Go to Google Plus Android App
- Select Settings From the Program Menu
- Uncheck the “Enable Instant Upload” option
Uploaded photos can be deleted from you Google Plus profile from “Photos from your phone” section.