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Billed as a private way to share photos with friends and an easy way to get all the photos of yourself trapped on your friends’ phones, Moments for iPhone by Facebook is now available for download in the App Store.

Following a few futile attempts to unseat Snapchat in the ephemeral messaging space, Facebook gave up and went to the drawing board to conceive a different take on private sharing where images won’t disappear after being viewed.

Their new iPhone app lets you organize and sync multiple photos in private albums that can be shared directly on Facebook or Instagram, and sent via Messenger. Using facial recognition, Moments groups your photos based on who’s in them and when they were taken. Your friends can then contribute to the synced moment with their own photos.

Moments is a solution to the seemingly simple problem of providing a private repository where people can give photos of their weddings, vacations and other events to their friends and get the photos they didn’t take, without having to email a bunch of pictures to dozens of people individually.

Using Moments, you can search for photos of yourself and your friends, save the ones others sync to you to your iPhone’s Camera roll and more.

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“After events, celebrations, trips or just hanging out, it’s no longer a hassle to collect all the photos you’ll want to look back on,” Facebook says. “With Moments, you can quickly give your photos to friends and get their photos, too.”

Here’s the app in action.

Facebook says Moments uses the same facial recognition technology that powers tag suggestions on Facebook.

More about the app is available at the official website.

Facebook Moments highlights:

  • Keep all your photos organized in one private place
  • Sync multiple photos at once—no need to text or email individual photos
  • Search to find photos of yourself and your friends
  • Save photos other people sync to you on your phone’s camera roll
  • Share directly on Facebook or Instagram, and send in Messenger if you want

Moments is also available for Android.

The 24.4-megabyte app requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 8.0 or later.

Download Facebook Moments free in the App Store.

  • actually not avialable in the german Appstore 🙁

    • Shams

      Same here not available in Canadian App Store.

  • Croak

    One nation, under Facebook. No thanks.

  • Jamessmooth


  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Emphasis on the term “private”…What naive fools do they think we are? Glad I’m not a Facebook user, never bought the whole idea, and never will.

    • I wish I never had either but I had to reactivate my account, just to log into certain games, apps and websites. So annoying but no way around it I found out…

      • This Guy

        There actually is a way around that, and it’s pretty darn easy too as I have found out. I’ll let you in on it-

        Stop using those games/apps/websites which require a facebook account.

    • Croak

      I’m with both you guys. I’m not too keen on how much other apps/games rely on a FB account. Its become more intrusive than the Starbucks thats in the Starbucks bathroom.

  • Jason Baroni

    The only private thing inside Facebook is HOW they dominate the world using everyone’s data.

  • Shams

    Not available in Canadian App Store

  • Kr00

    Yeah, like I’m going to install ANOTHER Facebook tracking app, no thank you. I’ve deleted everything Facebook so they can go fornicate themselves.

  • Why not just use iCloud Photo Sharing?

  • ShawnTXDFW

    I don’t understand why FB is trying to get peeps to install ALL of these other apps when they need to FIX the ones they have first. FB constantly crashes on my iPad. I’m tired of FB trying to push all of these apps. I do believe in the end it will just be like any other social site. Just another passing fad. In the end I will keep the FB app but I won’t be installing anything new.