Have you ever gone to a party where everyone is taking pictures, yet you never manage to see them? Sure, you can hassle people and try to get some of them, but that can consume all your time. And even then, chances are you will be missing most of them. There has been no real solution to this until now.

Facebook just announced Moments, an app that makes it amazingly easy to share photos with all your friends. The best part is you really don’t have to do a thing! All you really need to do is sync your camera gallery to the service. Facebook will then use its impressive (and slightly creepy) face recognition technology and sync images with other Facebook Moments users.

When synced, these photos will be grouped based on when they were taken, as well as which users’ faces were recognized in the images. Your friends can choose to sync with you and all participant images will be grouped together for the whole group to see, download or share. You can even search through synced folders based on which friends are in your images. Simple as pie.

What is special about Moments?

Facebook has really managed to get us excited with Moments, and that is not something we can say for every other cloud service out there. Sure, we can all upload our images automatically to a bunch of cloud storage applications, but other services do nothing but keep these images stored for you. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to share them or not. And we all know life can get busy; we don’t always have time to be sharing all the photos we take.

This app will make an otherwise cumbersome task amazingly simple, but will it take off? Other photo sharing apps have been left behind in this fierce app battle. This is mostly because people don’t want to download apps they don’t need. Not to mention, it’s hard to get a substantial amount of friends, family members and acquaintances to coincide on using a single service.

Do you think Moments will take off?

We are sure things will be different for Facebook, though. I mean… it is Facebook, after all. This is the biggest social network around and has the leverage necessary to really take things to a new level. Everyone is on Facebook, so the app will already know who your friends are and how their faces look. In addition, the social network will be cross-promoting this service through Messenger. Your friends will get a message every time you want to share photos with them.

There’s no news on whether this service will be integrated to Facebook in the future. Product manager Will Rubens does stress that for now the plan is to keep this service running independently. And it makes sense – this is not a solution for sharing images with the world. It is much more intimate by nature.

You can go ahead and download Facebook Moments straight from the Google Play Store. Go check it out and start sharing! By the way, how do you feel about Moments? Are you as excited about it as me, or do you think it will be a total fail?

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