Facebook announced three updates to its stand-alone Moments application: joinable moments, favorites and full-resolution photo storage.
The social network introduced Moments in June 2015, and the app was propelled by Facebook’s announcement last December that it was eliminating photo syncing and moving backed-up images to Moments.
Facebook provided details on the three new features in an email to SocialTimes:
The Moments app now features joinable moments, so you can easily create a moment and send it to anyone you want to join and add photos—those who don’t have the Moments app can see the photos on the web, making it easier to instantly share a moment with more people.
From weddings to baby showers, parties to concerts, you can use this to easily share photos with everyone at an event—whether they’re your Facebook friend or not.
To use joinable moments and share the link for a moment with friends:
- Open Moments and click on one of your existing moments or create a new one.
- Click on the three dots at the bottom right of the screen.
- Select “Share Link” to share it via message or email, or copy the link to share it through other channels.
You can now add photos to a new “Favorites” tab, and all of the photos that you add to your favorites within 30 days of uploading or receiving them will be saved within Moments in full-resolution. You can add as many photos to your favorites as you’d like. To add a photo to your favorites, simply click on the star at the top right corner of any photo in your Moments app.
Moments also offers unlimited free storage for all of your photos within 30 days of uploading or receiving the picture.
Readers: Do you use Facebook’s Moments app? What are your thoughts on these new features?