Facebook Moments, the app for exchanging photos amongst friends who all find themselves at the same place at the same time (i.e. at a party), has been updated with a neat new way to relive a moment in the past.
Starting today, Moments will pull the best photos from a given Moment and turn them into a short slideshow-style video and synchronize them to your choice of 11 different music tracks. These photos can have originated from you or other friends that are also a part of that Moment and have added their photos to it. Any Moment with at least six photos will trigger the creation of one of these videos, and then you can edit the video, preview it in real time, and share out to Facebook or elsewhere.
This type of feature is pretty common amongst modern photo apps. The most relevant example to us is Google Photos, which uses its Auto Awesome functionality to bundle up photos taken at a particular location or time and turn them into collages and stories. It can be a nice way to sit back and share a collection of photos with the family without having to swipe through each photo one-by-one, potentially running into photos you didn’t necessarily want to share. The music collection Facebook has included also includes some very nice tracks that can set the tone you’re looking for.
Along with this new video feature, Facebook says Moments is now available in most countries where Google Play (and Apple’s App Store) is available, and has been translated into 34 different languages. Our sincerest apologies for including screenshots of the app running on iOS and not Android.