Facebook's Moments app, which allows users to share photos, has a new update in store: you will be able to also share videos via the app.
The company updated the app and told the media that the photo-sharing software will soon receive the ability to automatically place videos in slideshows created in Moments.
Facebook says that since it launched the app in June last year, more than 400 million photos were shared via Moments, and it expects to see an increased interest after it allows users to add videos.
Facebook Moments is an independent app that syncs with your camera roll. It makes use of face pattern recognition and geo-location to make it easier for users to pack photos together, enabling easy sharing with friends.
For example, say you're at a party and all your friends are taking pictures. Moments simply groups them into a place for all of you to enjoy and download later on. This eliminates the nagging behavior of always reminding your friends to select and send pictures from various events.
Facebook Moments, which is a product of Creative Labs, developed into a handy photo-sharing tool that works particularly well in a group of close friends. It does so by making file-sharing easy, while benefitting from the great power of the social graph.
The recent update to the app does not automatically add videos to the bunch of memories, but you can manually add them to the slideshows that Moments creates from your pictures.
The app replaced the auto syncing feature, which allowed users to synch their phone camera photos with a distinct album on Facebook.
According to Facebook, from the whopping 400 million photos passed around in Moments, 100 million happened over the past 30 days.
Facebook Moments is so warmly received that it scores high in App Store charts. It is the 12 most popular app, and that says a lot considering how competitive the section "Photo and Video" can be. The iOS variant of Moments gets 4.5/5 stars in the App Store.
When looking at Google Play, the Android version of Moments is even more appreciated, as it sits in the second place and has a rating of 4.3/5.