Facebook to discontinue its photo saving and sharing app 'Moments'

Jan 29 2019 09:54 AM
Facebook to discontinue its photo saving and sharing app 'Moments'

Social Media giant  Facebook has announced that it is discontinuing its stand-alone "Moments" photo saving and sharing app from February. The company has taken this decision due to lack of users.

Rushabh Doshi, Director of Product Management for "Moments" said, "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." Though the company declined to share user numbers, the reason behind the shutdown is because not a lot of people are using it.

The app has been installed by 87 million iOS and Android users since its launch and at its peak, was downloaded 10.7 million times in June 2016 that declined to about 150,000 downloads last month. Facebook notified "Moment" users about its shutting down via emails and app alerts. The company has set up a website, available till May, from where users can export their photos either to PCs or their phone camera rolls.  People can also upload their "Moments" photos to an album on the main app of Facebook.

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