Get The Moments App Or Facebook Will Delete Synced Photos

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Users of the Facebook mobile app who’ve enabled photo syncing in the app—and given how many users of the app don’t even know about this feature, it seems to be enabled in the app by default—are now at risk of losing all those auto-synced photos unless they download Facebook’s new “Moments” app.



From The Verge:

Facebook has decided on quite the way to convince people to download Moments: by threatening to delete thousands of photos if they don’t.

…a photo syncing feature…was recently removed from Facebook’s main mobile app. Starting in 2012, the core Facebook app was able to automatically upload photos from a phone’s local camera roll to a private album on Facebook. They were kept there for storage, but also to make it easier to later share them publicly on Facebook. That syncing tool has now been moved out of the core Facebook app and into the photo app Moments.

Here’s what Facebook says about the change in its Moments help page:

Photos you privately synced from your phone to Facebook will be deleted soon. Earlier this year, they were moved to Moments, a new app from Facebook. The Moments app lets you organize and privately share photos from your phone, and download or delete photos you’ve synced to Facebook. Moments is available for download in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

If you want to keep these photos, download and log into Moments before July 7.

If you don’t want Moments, download these photos directly to your computer from your Facebook profile before July 7. Learn more about downloading or deleting your synced photos on Facebook.


If you use the Facebook mobile app, check to see if the auto-sync feature is enabled. If it is, be sure to either install the Moments app or download your synced photos by 7/7/16.


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