Facebook’s Moments App Helps Friends Share Event Photo Albums

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Facebook today launched a new standalone app called Moments that’s designed to help friends build collaborative photo albums for easy sharing of memories.

From big events like weddings to smaller ones like a kayaking trip or a night out, the app helps you gather photos taken from multiple points of view and make them available to everyone in your group.

The app groups photographs on your phone based on time and people (using facial recognition). Groups of photos can be synced with specific friends, and those friends can choose to sync their photos to you as well.

Synced photos can be searched by the people who show up in the them. Facebook says the feature is powered by the same facial recognition technology as the tag suggestions feature on Facebook.

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Moments is available starting today for people in the US on Apple’s App Store for iOS and through Google Play for Android.

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