Facebook Moments App Gets An Update

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Facebook launched Moments in June. This is a mobile app that lets users share and sync photos with friends. The syncing feature lets friends easily gain access to photos from "moments" they shared together. You can get photos that you didn't necessarily take.

“Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take,” as product manager Will Ruben explained when Moments was announced. “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.”

“Moments also keeps all of your synced photos organized and even lets you search them to find the ones that you or specific friends are in,” he added. “Moments uses facial recognition technology to group your photos based on the friends who are in them. This is the same technology that powers tag suggestions on Facebook. You can control tag suggestions in your Settings.”

Facebook just announced an update for the app that incorporates some features in direct response to user feedback.

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For one, there are now three navigation tabs: Home, Browse, and Notifications. The browse tab features all photos in your Moments in addition to the browse experience that used to be search.

There are also new slideshow themes including: Joyful, Ampled, Snazzy, Dramatic, and Spooky (for Halloween of course).

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Moments is available for both iOS and Android. Presumably the update is hitting both.

Images via Facebook

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