VSCO announces some...changes:
As of August 12, we will be ending the ability to sync photos across multiple devices. We strongly encourage you to save all of your images to your device before then, as there will be no way to restore your deleted images after August 12.
You can still quickly transfer images from your desktop to the VSCO mobile app via our Web Uploader. For more information and how tos on uploading to VSCO via the web visit our support page.
We know that many of you actively use and love the Sync feature and really appreciate your continued support as we make changes to VSCO. We’re on a mission to empower everyone to create, discover, and connect and are excited for the new features to come.
You'll have no doubt noticed the paradox in VSCO's framing here: we know many of you use and love Sync, and that's why we're going pack it in a bindle, hand it to a hobo, and put him on the goodbye forever train ominously full of explosives and teetering on the edge of the Grand Canyon. This — on the heels of an ill-received 5.0 update whose new aesthetic and UI changes are actually more confusing than Snapchat in the hands of non-millennials.
Okay, so some hyperbole there, but should you be worried about your photos? According to VSCO, no. Syncing between devices ends August 12, but all your photos on a given device will remain exactly where they are. This doesn't mean sit on your hands though — should you lose or upgrade your phone, the photos in your VSCO library won't be coming with you unless you move them over to your camera roll, back them up to a third-party service, or do an encrypted backup via iTunes (alway check the "Encrypt iPhone backup" toggle people!). For more details, check out VSCO's support article here.