Facebook to Require Moments App to Sync Photos
Facebook plans to stop uploading users' photos automatically unless they download and install the Facebook Moments app. Facebook has long offered to sync smartphone photos automatically in order to promote sharing. Moving forward, however, Facebook will only offer this feature through a separate app called Moments. Customers who install Moments will continue to have access to all their uploaded photos. Customers who don't wish to use Moments will be prompted to download their photos to a PC or delete them. Automatic photo syncing will cease January 10. Facebook is already pushing customers to use the Moments app. Moments lets users organize, share, download, or delete photos. It is free to download for Android and iOS.
Facebook to Delete Mobile Photos In Move to Force Adoption of 'Moments' App
Facebook has begun informing people that photos privately synced from mobile phones to the social network will soon be deleted. Facebook allowed people to automatically backup photos from phones to its servers and store them privately for a time.
Facebook's Moments App Adds Video Support
Facebook recently updated its Moments app for Android devices and gave it the ability to share videos. Moments, which launched last year, scans users' photo libraries and uses facial recognition to find and tag friends in the photos.
Facebook Wants People to Share More Videos
Facebook is prepared to ease the process of creating compelling video posts with your pictures. The company today said it plans to relocate the Slideshow feature built into its Moments app and drop it into the main Facebook app for iOS.
Facebook's 'Memories' Page Lets You Recall the Good Times
Facebook today began rolling out a new way for people to view older posts. Memories is a single place on Facebook where people can find old status updates, photos, budding friendships, and life events.