Just in case you didn't have enough Facebook apps on your phone (here's looking at you, Facebook Messenger) you should be prepared to download Facebook Moments.
That is, if you want to keep your synced photos.
Facebook will stop the automatic syncing of any and all smartphone photos. Instead, they will let their handy new app, Moments, do the job for them. But the photos you have already uploaded are not safe – Facebook will permanently delete them unless you save them to your device.
If you (like me) do not want another Facebook app on your phone, then you will have to do the whole process manually. Simply follow these steps:
Click Profile > Photos > "Synced from Phone" Album
From that album, you can choose one or more photos to download directly from Facebook. You can also choose to delete them before Facebook does it for you.
If you're still not down with the one-at-a-time approach, there is a "Get Moments to Keep Your Synced Photos" option. From there, you can sit back, relax, and let Facebook cement your photos onto the internet forever.
If you do decide to download the Moments app, there are a couple of nifty features. Moments will let you splice your photos together into a video montage and upload it to Facebook! You can also share these videos directly with your Facebook friends without having to switch apps.
Okay, I admit it, that's kind of nice.
Facebook users started receiving messages about Moments from the FB Team earlier this year:
According to Gizmodo and the Moments help section, the app has the ability to read through your camera roll for "suggested" photos you can upload, but will not automatically store or backup these photos.
Just another way for Facebook to control how we interact with our various pieces of technology.
You can find Facebook Moments in the iOS App Store and Google Play.