Facebook announced that Moments, the social network’s private photo-sharing application and replacement for photo syncing will now support video sharing. The new feature is live in the updated version of the Moments mobile application for iOS and Android devices.
Facebook’s Private Photo-Sharing App Moments Now Supports Video
Facebook informs that within a few weeks, Moments will also permit users to add videos in their Moments slideshows. Along with the news of the added video support, Facebook took the time to deliver a glimpse into the popularity of the Moments application in general.
The company reveals that since its launch in June 2015, almost 400 million photos have been shared in Moments, with 100 million of those in the last month. It endorsed Moments in the News Feed, something that’s still quite erratic for Facebook to do, as it favors natural selection to clear out the apps and features that couldn’t do well on their own.
Moments, not only gets a News Feed push, it also assimilates with Facebook’s notifications and Facebook Messenger, where it signals users to new photos shared by friends. The company believed in Moments’ potential so much, it even shut down its photo-syncing service and pointed users to Moments as an alternative.
Facebook’s changes with Moments have similarly endorsed the app to sustain a high ranking on the App Store’s charts. At present it’s ranked No. 12 in the vastly competitive “Photo and Video” category on the Apple App Store.
The app, makes photo sharing easy by automatically classifying who’s in your photos and when and where they were taken in order to make better recommendations about to whom you should send a group of pictures.
“Now those collections will also include videos. And you’ll soon be able to use both photos and videos in the shareable slideshows created in Moments that is, the short music videos that are built using a collection of photos, which can then be shared back to Facebook or elsewhere.”