Facebook is shutting down its Moments app on 25th of February because there were not many people who are using it. The standalone mobile app is designed for the users to privately share photos and videos, Facebook confirmed the news and said that they are going to end support for this app soon.
“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,” Rushabh Doshi, director of product management said in a statement.
Moments was an interesting move by the company to attract more users but the app failed to link those photos up to Facebook properly as there were other easier ways to share photos on Facebook. However, Moments app users will see a message warning about the shutting down of the service. Below the message you will see an option to export photos and videos.
There are two export options which the users can access on the website version of the Moments app. One will create a private album on the Facebook account while the second option downloads all data on your device. People can export photos and videos from the Moments website through May 2019, according to Facebook.
Users can start to export data from any device if users create a private Facebook album they will see a link next to each moment below that’s ready to view as an album on Facebook. Moments app was first launched in 2015, but this shutdown points out a recurring problem for Facebook. The company trouble getting users to embrace apps beyond its core offerings.
Moreover, users have also the option to share any of their photos from the app as albums on facebook account. Well If someone downloads the app to an Album, the privacy setting will default to “Only Me” but a user always has the option to share it with friends. Facebook also said that they will continue to working on more options for saving memories within the app as well.