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by Ojobaro Adekemi on 06/19/2016 at 08:56 AM

Facebook Moment App now leading on App Stores


Face book’s Moments app has risen to the Number one on Apple’s App store — from its original 60th place — since the online community began to alert customers that synched images could soon vanish if they don’t get the app.

A Facebook representative, Lauren Svensson said Facebook has been informing individuals outside of the EU and North America that the company will be removing images synced from their picture flow to their Facebook starting from 7th of July this year.

Facebook’s first app first released an opt-in. Automated image syncing feature four years ago to give customers access to synchronizing images from their cell phone, and digital camera to a personal file on Facebook.

Svensson said in an e-mail that the features released at a time when most individuals uploaded images from their computer, and they could quickly publish images if such images have been sync to the website.

Facebook started phasing out the syncing feature in Dec 2015 and replaced it with the Moment app. This new app is designed to make personal picture sharing with friends easy. Just by touching the phone’s image stream and using face identification to order images by individuals in them.

Effect of the change on the users

The change won’t alter images saved on the customer’s cell phone or other image sources, nor will it remove photos a person has submitted personally. For those that used the function of instantly copying cell phone images into Facebook photo collections as a back-up more like Google Photos or Yahoo’s Flickr— the warning becomes more critical.

Moment app went from the bottom of the ladder to become the “Numero Uno” in Puerto Rico and U.S. the next day since then; Moments has raised to the top three App Store applications in the U.S., defeating both Facebook and Facebook Messenger.

That’s due to continuous surf of “users” who have been making the effort to get the applications at separate times, according to Christine Kim, a representative for App Annie.

Strategies employed to increase downloads

Kim pointed out how Facebook motivated customers to get Facebook Messenger in 2011. So that they will be able to connect with their buddies on mobile. Though Facebook did not distribute an e-mail at that time, it sent out push messages and persuaded people to download and install the external app within the original app.

In any situation, Facebook had realized a way to get individuals to download their applications at a moment when their app installation was reducing considerably.


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