Social networking giant, Facebook, has launched a new app, called Moments, to help make sharing private photos easier. The application has been rolled out on iOS and Android in the US, and will be available for other countries, soon.
“With a phone at everyone’s fingertips, the moments in our lives are captured by a new kind of photographer: our friends. It’s hard to get the photos your friends have taken of you, and everyone always insists on taking that same group shot with multiple phones to ensure they get a copy. Even if you do end up getting some of your friends’ photos, it’s difficult to keep them all organized in one place on your phone,” writes Facebook product manager Will Ruben in a blog post.
The app will allow users to share photos with friends who are in their contacts, and to obtain images of them. Moments default setting is to create a private album that can be used for sharing the discovered image(s), simply with those pictured in them.
Moments comes with a facial recognition technology. When someone takes a group photo, it suggests the user to share or tag the photo with those people who are in it. If the app cannot recognise anyone, the user can still manually tag people from their friends list.