Facebook Moments – The App You Never Knew – Is DEAD!

Never heard of Facebook Moments? You are not alone. Most people never heard of it, much less used it. Hence, it comes as no surprise when Facebook officially killed it today.

 

Facebook Moments

Let’s take a moment to reflect on Facebook Moments (pun intended)…

Launched on 15 June 2015, Facebook Moments had real promise. It was a photo sharing app that helps you curate the photos you take. It uses facial recognition to identify faces in the photos you take, so you can easily share them with people in those photos.

The idea was to build a photo sharing social network where your friends will automatically receive their photos (if they have the app installed), or get a notification in Facebook Messenger they have photos ready to be downloaded.

Facebook Moments - The App You Never Knew - Is DEAD!

It was an interesting concept, with great potential of extending Facebook’s reach. Unfortunately, not many people used it, and after 3.5 years of lacklustre reception, Facebook decided to kill it.

Don’t cry for me, Facebook users… The truth is you never knew me…

 

What Happens To The Photos + Videos On Facebook Moments?

If you have been using Facebook Moments, you will have about 4 months to download your photos and videos, or export them into your Facebook account.

Export To Facebook

  1. Log into the Moments website.
  2. Select the Create private albums on your Facebook profile option.
  3. Click to select the Moment you would like to export. You can click the title of any Moment to review it, before you export it.
  4. Click Export Selected, and you will see a link next to each Moment that is ready to view as an album in Facebook.

Download To Your Device / Computer

  1. Log into the Moments website.
  2. Select the Download to your device option.
  3. Select the Media Quality you would prefer to download.
  4. Click to select the Moment you would like to export. You can click the title of any Moment to review it, before you export it.
  5. Click Export Selected to download them to your device or computer.

From what we understand, Facebook will allow you to export your photos and videos, or download them until May 2019.

If you fail to export or download your photos and videos by then, they will be gone for good.

 

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