Facebook to shut down Moments app February 25

By Anuj Sharma - January 25, 2019
Moments app was a sound attempt by the social media giant to gain more users, but the app did not work as wonderfully as it was supposed to. Users can export photos till May before they are gone.

Facebook’s photo-sharing app Moments will stop working from February 25. The app allowed users to manage pictures of you and your friends and used the company’s facial recognition software to identify faces.

According to Facebook, not enough people used the app and therefore developments have been stopped. Moments was a sound attempt by the social media giant to gain more users, but the app didn’t work as wonderfully as Facebook hoped.

‘We’re ending support for the Moments app, which we originally launched as a place for people to save their photos. We know the photos people share are important to them, so we will continue to offer ways to save memories within the Facebook app,’ said Rushabh Doshi, Director of Product Management.

Facebook has created a tool to help users save and export their photos from Moments, either by creating a private album of the pictures on their main Facebook account or downloading them back to the device.

Users will be able to download or transfer their photos till May.

Last year in December, Facebook’s internal team discovered a bug that gave developers access to hidden photos of users. From September 13 to September 25, developers had access to photos, including those shared on Marketplace or Facebook Stories.

‘The bug also impacted photos that people uploaded to Facebook but chose not to post,’ said Tomer Bar, a Facebook developer, in a blog post.

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