If you are a Facebook user you need to know about the latest Facebook change.The Facebook representatives announced that the Photo Sync feature will be replaced by Moments app.
The Photo Sync feature was introduced on the Facebook platform in 2012, only three years ago. This feature allowed users to upload photos on Facebook directly from their camera rolls. Also, the users could make private albums and they could choose which pictures they wanted to upload.
Starting with the beginning of January all the images that were backed up will be transferred to the Moments app. That means that in order to continue uploading photos the users will have to download the app.
The app that first came out in June can be downloaded on Android and iOS phones. The app will allow users to organize, share, remove or simply view their images in a private manner.
The app has new features that make it better than Photo Sync. For example you can create albums that are private and you can sync pictures from numerous users. Also your friends will be able to see and access photos that they didn’t take from various events like someone’s birthday party or a wedding and they will be able to sync the photos they choose to their collection.
This strategy reminds us of the time when Facebook decided to implement their app, Facebook Messenger in 2004. While then this bold move received a lot of criticism, 11 years later the app is one of the most used apps in the world. So even though this change feels forced and the majority of people will not agree with it, it is possible that in time it will be preferred to the Photo Sync one.
Facebook did address the rumors which said that is only another way of making more money and cleared up that there is another way for the people who don’t want to use the new app. You will be able to delete pictures or download them into zipped files by using Facebook, no other app being necessary.
It remains unclear why Facebook decided to shut down one of its own features, especially since it’s a relatively new one but only time will tell if the change was a smart one or not.
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