We’ve all had situations wherein we go out with our friends and return with an enormously large collection of photographs. However, sharing all of them among the entire group is a bit of task, and Facebook just announced a new standalone app to help you on that front.

Facebook today announced Moments, another standalone app from Facebook’s Creative Labs, aimed at helping you out in sharing photos among your friends. In a Nutshell, the app acts as a private group wherein you can get photos stored on your friend’s phone within yours and vice-versa. This easily cuts off the task of taking multiple photos from different phones during a hangout, a common sight when we are out with friends.


Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take. 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.

The app 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.

As mentioned before, Moments is a Creative Labs app. It is launching today in the US on iOS and Android, and will be rolling out to more countries over time. You can download Moments from the App Store or Google Play.


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