Facebook’s standalone Moments app for privately sharing images with friends and family has now received support for video sharing. The new feature is now available to users on iOS as well as Android devices.
The compay also announced that in a few weeks, the Moments app will allow users to include videos in slideshows. Apart from the update, Facebook also confirmed that since its launch last June, the app has seen over 400 million shared images, out of which 100 million have been reported last month alone.
Some of the other new features of the latest Moments app version include new upload settings, which include the option to wait for Wi-Fi to upload photos and videos; the option to show images as well as videos collage as collage, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.
To recall, Facebook Moments is a Creative Labs app and has been available in 34 languages. It also received a feature dubbed ‘Storyline’, allowing automatic creation of customisable movies based on Moments. The standalone app from Facebook is also synced with user’s Facebook account, which allows it to identify the user’s friends and suggests tags. When a user syncs images with the Moments app, it’s a private way to give images to friends while also get the photos. The app groups the images on the device based on date taken, and also using facial recognition technology.
Last year, Facebook killed the photo syncing feature from its mobile app. The company instead started to alert users to start using Moments to privately upload photos from their phone.
Facebook’s standalone Moments app is competing against similar services such as Flipagram, which gives the option to create photo-stories with music, and Google Photos, which has the ‘Assistant’ feature performing similar functions.