Facebook Moments, a mobile app that shares photos and videos privately will close down next month. Facebook confirmed that it will stop this app’s services from February 25; this decision was taken because people were not using it.
Rushabh Doshi, director of product management said, “We’re ending support for the Moments app, which we originally launched as a place for people to save their photos. We know the photos people share are important to them so we will continue offering ways to save memories within the Facebook app.”
Moments users will get a warning message as an indication of the end of the app. There will be 2 export options below the message from where Moments users can export videos and photos. People can get them on the website version of the app.
Among the 2 export options, one will make a private album for its users and another will download it to their devices. Facebook said that the photos and videos can be exported through website in May 2019.
Moments was launched in 2015 and it seems that other Facebook products surpassed it, hence leading to Moments collapse.
Users can share their photos from the app as Albums on Facebook. If they download the app to an Album, their privacy setting will by default be “Only Me” but if the users want to share it with their friends, they are free to do so.