After sometimes teasing us with a photo or more in our News Feed, Facebook has lastly launched Minutes for iOS and Android – – a smart photo sharing app that is wanting to re-examine how we, as smartphone users, share snaps with our pals.

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Most of you must have been through a scenario like this where you and your buddies have actually taken a load of photos at a party or an occasion, follow-uped with sharing through cloud, email, IM clients, etc. It’s one complicated job where it’s difficult to obtain all the photos others have actually taken of you, and get them arranged in one single place.

Minutes by Facebook is attempting to resolve this very problem, and is seeing to it that you and your buddies have the ability to share images of each other without much work, thanks to the knowledge baked into the app.

Making use of facial acknowledgment, Moments will examine the pictures in your video camera roll and compare them with your pals’ photos on Facebook. The app will certainly additionally check out where the photos were taken and when, consequently highlighting locally saved snaps that can be shared with your Facebook pal provided he/ she has the Moments app set up also. This will develop a shared cd (minute) where images can be collected, with changes made to the album synced throughout all invited buddies. If the app occurs to recognize more than one face in an image, you will certainly be instantly triggered to share the photo to a group.

All pictures synced to Moments can likewise be conserved in your area to your phone or tablet, but the concept that you and your buddies can share each other’s snaps nearly immediately without needing to dig into stacks of albums speaks volume about the direction of photo sharing – – especially management – – need to be making. If discretion is an issue for you, all produced moments are private, and just accessible to welcomed good friends who can obviously share more pictures while doing so.


As it stands right now, Minutes is certainly a swift and no-nonsense tool for sharing those blast-from-the-past pictures, offering you a possibility to uncover a few of those awkward moments gone by in the past. However, it still has a long method to go away provided the existence of some heavyweight photo sharing apps, though Facebook’s attempt will certainly make some users question if all that weight in fact matters to them.

Moments is available for iOS and Android in the United States right now, however will certainly soon be rolling out to other areas too.

(Download: Moments for iPhone / Android)

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