Facebook Is Forcing Users To Install Its Photo Sharing ‘Moments’ App


Facebook is back again with making its synced albums redundant in Facebook. The social media giant has begun notifying users who upload their photos from iOS device that their synced albums will be deleted in the upcoming month of July. The iOS photo sharing feature in Facebook was first introduced in 2012 that allowed users to upload their iOS photos to Facebook in the form of a private album. Back then, the purpose was just to make it easier for users to find and share photos from within its social platform.

Facebook Forces Its Moments App To The Top Of The App Store

The purpose behind Facebook's decision to delete synced photos is to promote its Moments app. Users have been informed in an email via the app's notifications that their synced albums would be deleted by July 7 and that they should either download the company's Moments app or have them downloaded back to the device. If users opt to download the company's subsidized app, their photos would retain their uploaded state. While the move being unethical, it sure has raised the Moments app's ranking in the App Store.

These changes have allowed the Moments app to climb up to the second position on the App Store, above the company's in-house Messenger app for Facebook, which rests on the third position. Facebook users have responded to the force adoption of another Facebook app in the same way as they did back in 2014. Back then, Facebook pushed all of its users, iOS and Android, to download the company's Messenger app and removed the functionality from within its Facebook app.


Not only this, but earlier this month the company also announced that it will be removing the chat option in its web app as well. This will further allow the company to force users into downloading the Messenger app, if they want to continue to use the messaging feature.

The company also announced another feature this month for its Facebook app; allowing users to post and view 360-degree photos from their smartphones. If you're not familiar with the method, you can check it out here. This will allow users to view photos in a more immersive manner.

Facebook's Moments app is available for free on the App Store, so download it right away. This is it for now, folks. What do you think about Facebook's decision to delete synced album's from their accounts? Would you download the Moments app on your iOS device? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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