Facebook debuts Moments app for sharing photos with friends and family

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Do you want a way to share your Facebook pictures privately without having them disappear? The folks at Facebook Creative Labs have released just the thing. Moments is a standalone app that allows you to share your photos with your friends, or receive photos of yourself from friends, without worrying about them disappearing.

The reason why the whole “not disappearing” thing is relevant is due to the popularity of SnapChat, and the fact that all of the images that you receive, vanish after being viewed. If you take them, they don’t vanish, but if you happen to go out with your friends and someone takes a picture or video, then sends it out via a Snapchat story, it’s gone once viewed. Of course you can take a screenshot, but that’s more annoying than it is helpful.

Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take. Moments groups the photos on your phone based on when they were taken and, using facial recognition technology, which friends are in them. You can then privately sync those photos quickly and easily with specific friends, and they can choose to sync their photos with you as well. Now, you and your friends have all the photos you took together.

Something else that is cool is the fact that Moments keeps all of your images organized, and those images are able to be searched within. So, if you want to find a specific image of someone, you can search for their name, and once the photo is tagged correctly, those images will pop up with Moments. At least Facebook is doing one thing that’s pretty awesome for their users.

Moments is available today on both iOS and Android for free, and you can download it right now.

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