Facebook users who prefer to share their photos with loved ones privately now have the opportunity to so through the Moments standalone app that uses facial recognition technology to organize photos in the phone.
The app which is based on part on work conducted by the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) team organizes the photos according to the friends in the photos.
Product Manager Will Reuben said, “Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take. Moments groups the photos on your phone based on when they were taken and, using facial recognition technology, which friends are in them. You can then privately sync those photos quickly and easily with specific friends, and they can choose to sync their photos with you as well. Now, you and your friends have all the photos you took together.”
“Moments also keeps all of your synced photos organized and even lets you search them to find the ones that you or specific friends are in.”