A new photo-sharing application has been released by Facebook this week called Moments.
This app utilizes facial recognition technology to tag and sends your pictures from your private camera roll.
Facebook’s Product manager Will Ruben writes in his blog post about Facebook Moments App:
“Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take. Moments groups the photos on your phone based on when they were taken and, using facial recognition technology, which friends are in them. You can then privately sync those photos quickly and easily with specific friends.”
Facebook, in collaboration with other tech firms, has continuously been seeking ways to conquer the field of photo-sharing. The Moments app might just be the breakthrough it has been seeking all along.
The use of facial recognition tools has created concerns about privacy issues and caused problems for Facebook.
In Europe, the launch of the app has been suspended indefinitely, precisely because of its facial recognition tool that allows your Facebook friends to be identified.
Facial recognition though might seem creepy to some users since every taken picture will automatically be sent to your Private folder present on the app. This means you will have to take some extra steps to finally share it publically.
However, this app would potentially avoid embarrassing sharing scenario with Facebook’s auto photo sync feature that was launched in 2012.
Whether Facebook users will be able to adapt to this new app or they will reject this new venture of the social network like they rejected its previous efforts to pioneer photo-sharing field, only time will tell.
Here’s how it works: