Facebook users are being given the option of downloading the new Facebook “Moments” photo sharing app or be at risk of losing all photos that have been synced to Facebook from your phone. Users have until July 7th to download the app and log in before losing their photo memories.
What users may not know is that photos they have synced to Facebook from their phone were already moved to Moments earlier this year, and will soon be deleted from Facebook.
The reason for the move is to encourage users to privately exchange relevant photos with friends by making the process easier. Moments works with facial recognition to determine which friends are in the photo and gets to know the most frequent friends thereby making it easier to receive relevant posts.
Moments, which was launched a year ago works by helping you organise and privately share photos from your phone, and delete or download photos you’ve synced to Facebook.
Download the Moments photo sharing app before July 7 or risk losing all of the photos that have been synced to Facebook from your phone. A notification from Facebook said. “If you want to keep these photos, download and log into Moments before July 7.”
For those who refuse to conform to the demands on Facebook by downloading the Moments app, they will need to save their synced photos to a computer before July 7th or they will be deleted.
On the whole, it seems that the push by Facebook is working as latest figures show that Moments is the Number 1 free app on the app store and second on Google Play.