Facebook Announces the Retirement of Moments – the Photo-Sharing App
Social media giant, Facebook announced that it will be pulling the plug on its standalone face-scanning, photo-sharing app, ‘Moments’ on February 25th citing lack of users as the reason.
Launched in 2015, Moments was introduced with the intention to help users manage and share pictures with their friends, without having to upload them on Facebook.
Unfortunately, due to low user numbers, Facebook is shutting down Moments. The social media giant is notifying users about the app shutting down via emails and app alerts. Here is the screenshot of the alert message users are seeing on Moments.
Users are given the option of exporting their photos and videos. There are two export options available in the app – users can either create a private album on their Facebook account or directly download everything to their device. As per Facebook, people can export their photos and videos from the Moments website all through May 2019.
In a statement given to the media, Rushabh Doshi, Director of Product Management for ‘Moments’ says, “We’re ending support for the Moments app, but we know all of the photos that people share are important for them, so we will continue offering ways to save memories within the Facebook app.”
To top it all, the social media giant says that it will continue to incorporate options for users to save memories within Facebook as well. Some of the latest features include Save Photos, Highlights and Stories Archive on Facebook.