Facebook will force you to use Moments app to sync mobile photos

Facebook will force you to use Moments app to sync mobile photos
Facebook is relatively notorious about not caring terribly much about whether or not users will react well to a change. On one hand, it makes a certain amount of sense, because with more than 1.5 billion monthly active users, even a change that angers a small percentage of its users will add up to tens of millions of pissed off people. On the other hand, Facebook can also make changes that are blatantly self-serving, like forcing users over to Messenger and now to Moments. 

The word is that starting January 10th, if you want to have your mobile photos automatically backed up to Facebook you will have to download the Moments app, because the feature will be shut down in the main Facebook app. Also, it appears as though you won't even be able to access your private backed up photos unless you use the app. However, if you do use the app, you can not only get back the auto-backup feature, but you will be able to organize and privately share photos with your Facebook friends. 

Facebook may try to justify the change by saying it wants to slim down its already bloated main app, and that users will get more options for what can be done with photos by using Moments. But, it's also pretty clear that this move is just as much to increase the app downloads for Moments, and may not add enough value to justify forcing users to download another app. 


source: TechCrunch

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13 Comments

1. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

It's a good thing I run another type of FB account where my face is never shown, not the catfish type, the more, secretive type

2. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

I don't even like syncing Facebook photos anyhow!!

3. hawke9150

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Better yet, don't use Facebook..... Learn to communicate with others by talking to them.

4. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Kinda difficult with long distance stuff though, such as friends and relationships

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Just use the browser version and it will be fine.

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1422; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Why sync's photos with Facebook? Just upload a pic every now and then is all.

7. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I got rid of Facebook the other day, best thing I've done. I have whatsapp for communication and instagram for sharing images.

9. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

Facebook owns instragram tho...

10. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

and Whatsapp too...

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Facebook is getting as bad as Scroogle.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

What's Facebook?

14. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I don't believe you don't know what facebook is Are you living under a rock? It is what let you bound to your old friends It is a book that have their photos (face portrait photos) with a line they wrote just so you can remember them :P

13. Loadstar

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 01, 2015

Dear Zuckerberg. Plz go to Hell.

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