Facebook has announced that it is shutting down its standalone private photo sharing app, Moments. The app which was first released in 2015 will be discontinued on February 15th.
Moments lets you share pictures that are stored on your devices with friends without having to upload them to Facebook itself. Those who have their pictures stored on Moments are being offered the opportunity to retrieve their photos before the app is killed.
Users are advised to go to Moments website to export their images to their phones. They can also choose to upload the images to a Facebook album.
Facebook has said it is shutting down the app because many people are no using it. Rushabh Doshi, director of product management for Moments, said in a statement said:
“We’re ending support for the Moments app, which we originally launched as a place for people to save their photos. We know the photos people share are important to them so we will continue offering ways to save memories within the Facebook app.”