Starting this month, Facebook’s Moments app gets upgraded to turn photos into music videos. The smartphone application was first introduced in June 2015 as a competitor to other photo editors like Flipagram, but there were little features that could convince users to make the transition.
The upgraded version of the Moments app presents several options that have captured our attention. The program is the only one that relies on facial recognition technology for the correct identification and categorization of the photos included in the video.
When they first introduced it to the lay public, Facebook’s Moments app was not in any way different than the rest of the existing programs in the same category. It did pretty much the same thing, namely, it selected users’ pictures and turned them in a video.
The upgraded version, on the other hand, allows users to choose between 11 soundtrack tunes, which make the video more attractive.
Users can upload up to six photos from their Facebook albums, which can be additionally edited to meet video requirements.
Facebook is constantly trying to allure customers to test its standalone apps, but the results have not been promising at all, so far. Slingshot, which was meant to stimulate photo exchange between smartphone users and friends turned out a true fiasco and chances are it has already been forgotten by most Facebook customers.
Tech analysts believe Moments could have a bigger impact on smartphone users. Unlike Flipagram and Google Photos, which require users to sync their data with their Facebook account, Moments automatically does that because it is an app within the social network.
Based on the first market reports, we may safely assume that Facebook’s Moments app has been well-received by the public. The program is currently the 19th most downloaded app in Google Play, according to statistics. The new updates could convince many more users to give it a try.
Interested customer can purchase the app from Google Play and Apple Store. It is available in all countries and it can be set up in 34 languages.