A new feature on FamilySearch.org lets you share your Instagram and Facebook photos directly to FamilySearch. This new integration makes it is easy to choose which photos from your social networks you’d like to link to people in Family Tree and preserve for future generations. It provides a permanent way to leave a photo legacy.
How to Import Photos to FamilySearch:
- Sign in to FamilySearch.org.
- Select Memories in the top navigation.
- Choose Gallery.
- Click the green plus icon at the top center of the page.
- Select Instagram or Facebook.
- Enter your username and password for the site you chose.
- Authorize that site to access your information in FamilySearch.org.
- In the window that appears, select the pictures you would like to import, and click Import.
Note that it is not yet possible to import photos from these social sites using the FamilySearch mobile apps. Also, be aware that you might encounter problems with this feature in the Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers because of the Trusted Site settings. (Try adding FamilySearch.org to your Trusted Sites list or use another browser.)
So let’s say I post a photo of a child who is currently living. Would that photo be public on the internet? Or would it stay hidden until that individual had passed away?
Try with an avatar, if you can see it in Google or another search engine, or from other profile, you will know. Just paste an image like one from cartoons.
Currently the living have multiple FamilySearch profiles. Especially parents with multiple children. In order to connect to dead ancestors each living child has had to create their own profile for a living parent and grandparent and then connect those profiles with their next deceased ancestors. My parents have eight children and so each has eight un-related profiles. Is the plan to keep maintaining these profiles with separate content and then combine them all at death? Would memories be lost? Is there a plan to combine multiple living profiles?
I am wondering the same. Perhaps there is a razon, a motive or something about safety, keep the records confidentiality of all the living will help to avoid scam, identity steal, phishing, identity theft and other terrenal’s crime. At least if we share our tree we were be sharing our roots, not our branchs, even the trunk. Something to do by them when we pass from this life.