Aug 25, 2020

Meet SocialSync - Our Social Media Backup Service and Site Generator

Social media networks have become an integral part of our lives. Over time, however, the content we create there gets lost and forgotten. Furthermore, keeping track of our posts and content is quite cumbersome when we have several profiles with different social media platforms. And have you ever considered what would happen if some social network decides to simply lock you out of your account or even suspend/delete it for whatever reason? You would no longer have control over your data, and all your content would be gone.

And what if you wanted to do something more with all the posts and content you have accumulated in your social media profiles? Something like creating a digital album that you can share with friends who don't have Facebook accounts for example, or perhaps starting an independent blog that is completely under your control?

Here at ICDSoft we appreciate the service social media networks provide to our society, but we wanted to address some of its inherent disadvantages and at the same time improve its value to our clients and partners. So, without further ado, meet our new service called SocialSync.

What is SocialSync and what does it do?

SocialSync is a social media backup service and site generator. It allows you to back up the social media posts you create along with the media files they contain on the hosting account you have with ICDSoft. You can also use SocialSync to automatically create a site that contains your public posts. Generating a site is optional, and you can think of it as putting your posts into a digital album or a personal blog. Again, all data is stored on your hosting account with us, and you are in complete control of it.

All of this is provided through a convenient interface accessible via your hosting Control Panel. We are starting with support for two of the most popular social networks - Facebook and Instagram. More will follow in the future, so stay tuned!

How can I use SocialSync and do I need to pay extra for it?

SocialSync is a free service that comes with every ICDSoft hosting account. Thus, you only need an active hosting account in order to use SocialSync. The service itself is free, and as long as there is available disk space on your hosting account, SocialSync will automatically synchronize your Facebook media files and posts from the connected social profile.

Where do I start?

First and foremost, make sure you have a hosting account with ICDSoft :) You can then manage all aspects of the SocialSync service via your hosting Control Panel > SocialSync section. From there you can easily connect and back up your social media profiles, generate a live site from your social content, as well as get an overview of your social media activity.

The service is now live, so you can visit the SocialSync section and connect your Facebook and/or Instagram profile to test it. This is the best way to see what SocialSync is all about. If you don't like it, you can simply disconnect your social profile and delete the synchronized data from your hosting account.

Anything else?

We have pretty much covered the essentials here, but you may also want to check our SocialSync page for more information:

SocialSync - The Social Media Backup Service and Site Generator