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Facebook Moments app to shut down from February 25

Facebook will discontinue its stand-alone "Moments" photo saving and sharing app from 25th February.

India TV Tech Desk India TV Tech Desk
New Delhi Published on: January 25, 2019 14:39 IST
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Facebook Moments app to shut down from February 25

Facebook, the social media giant has announced that it will discontinue its stand-alone "Moments" photo saving and sharing app from 25th February due to the lack of users.

CNET quoted Rushabh Doshi, Director of Product Management for "Moments", saying on Thursday, "We're ending support for the Moments app but we know the photos people share are important to them so we will continue offering ways to save memories within the Facebook app". 

Although Facebook declined to share the number of users on the platform, the real reason behind the shutdown is the lack of people using it.

The company went on to notify "Moments" users that it will be shutting down the app via emails and app alerts that allows people time to retrieve their images and photos from the app before it gets killed. Facebook has also set up a website that will be available till May wherein users will be able to export their photos to their desktops and phone camera rolls.

Reports from Sensor Tower, a mobile analytics firm suggests that the app has been installed by 87 million iOS as well as Android users since its launch and during its peak was downloaded 10.7 million times during June 2016 that went down to about 150,000 downloads last month.

Other reports suggest that people can also upload their "Moments" photos to an album on Facebook's main app. The photos in those albums will be set so that only you can see them.

Facebook had first launched "Moments" in 2015 that allowed users to share pictures with friends without uploading them on Facebook.

(With IANS inputs)

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