FBphotoSave – Save Photos from Facebook Application to Camera Roll

FBphotoSave is a hack that allows you save photos from the Facebook application to your Camera Roll. Normally, the stock photo saving method that allows you to tap and hold on an image to save it to your device does not work in the Facebook application however FBphotoSave enables this feature.

It’s a super simple little hack. Once installed, you can use the hack by tapping and holding on any photo in the Facebook application. When you release your hold, you will get a pop-up with the options to Cancel the save or Confirm the save. If you select Confirm it will display a little HUD saying that the photo has been saved. You can then go into your Camera Roll and view the saved image.

The hack does have a few settings (located in the stock Settings application) that allow you to enable/disable the hack and adjust the quality of the saved photo. It would be nice if the slider to adjust the photo quality actually displayed the exact quality… maybe we will see that in an update.

Overall, FBphotoSave worked pretty well for me. There were a few times when I had to save an image a few times before it saved to my Camera Roll and one instance when it saved the previous image I had selected instead of the current image I had selected to save. But, overall, it seemed to work pretty well. I’m just stoked that I can actually save images from Facebook now! I don’t even know how many times I’m have tried to do that and then remembered it didn’t work! You can get FBphotoSave via the modmyi source.

Available In: Cydia       Price: $0.99  


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  1. This app is great idea unfortunately it’s not working for me. All the GUI works fine but the photo is not saved in camera roll.
    I’m on iPhone4 4.2.1 GreenPoison JB, FB v3330
    I have rebooted the phone and reinstalled the app several times.

    • I had that problem too. It went through all the motions like it worked but then the photo wasn’t in my Camera Roll. I tried it a few more times and it started working. The app is definitely still buggy. Hopefully we see an update.

  2. Sounds like a fantastic app that I’m surprised has not been released earlier. What an adorable family to show off it’s features too :)

  3. How different is this to just taking a screenshot on the photo you want to save? do you get the same or better quality?

  4. It’s working now! Just tried it a few more times like you said and it worked.

  5. What exactly is the point of this “tweak”?Are people too lazy to push to home and power buttons together to take the same photo without having to install this?Just seems completely pointless when you can already do this natively

  6. Come to think of it I think,considering this is a paid app,whoever developed this “hack” did it for the sole purpose of trying to scam out some iphone users who don’t know this method can be done without this or any other tweak in cydia,don’t waste your $ folks,just take a screenshot,same exact quality as well:)

  7. @Jglenellen
    I never heard of being able to push power and home to take a screen shot. I think it’s even easier than the FBphotosave tweak. Thanks!