Facebook product manager, Will Ruben, announced the launch of a new app, Moments that lets you share photos with your friends without posting them online. The app syncs to your phone’s camera roll and then uses facial recognition and location to group photos and help you share them withfriends.
Will identified the challenges faced by people in keeping track of photos and best way to share them. He said,
With a phone at everyone’s fingertips, the moments in our lives are captured by a new kind of photographer: our friends. It’s hard to get the photos your friends have taken of you, and everyone always insists on taking that same group shot with multiple phones to ensure they get a copy. Even if you do end up getting some of your friends’ photos, it’s difficult to keep them all organized in one place on your phone.
The free photo sharing app saves the photos in cloud and they can be accessed by you and the recipient. Once your images are synced, you can choose which photos to share with your friends.
Photos shared through Moments are private and not posted on Facebook, though the app allows you to share directly to your camera roll, Facebook, Instagram or other apps.
If Moments recognizes more than one face, it will offer to let you share to a group. The app organizes all of your synced photos and even lets you search them to find the ones that you or specific friends are in.
The Moments app is a product of Facebook’s Creative Lab and is available on Android and iOS. It was launched on July 15th in the US on iOS and will be rolling out to more countries over time. You can download Moments from the App Store or Google Play. Paper, Slingshot, Rooms are other apps from the Facebook’s Creative lab.
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