Facebook Moments, the new private picture-sharing app from the folks at Facebook, has just gotten its first major update. And with that update comes a neat new feature: Moments will now automatically create simple music videos from your photos.
To create a video, you’ll first need to create a “Moment” on the app to share. New users can create a Moment using the tutorial or the plus button in the top right hand corner of the app. Videos can only be made from Moments with at least 6 pictures, and you’ll need to choose a Friend to share your Moment with. That’s all there is to it – your video will then be created automatically.
The videos are pretty basic – they’re just compilations of your static photos, set to music with the occasional subtle zoom effect. Of course, you can edit and personalize the video if you’d like. You can choose the individual pictures to include in the video and change the background music. And if you tap the Share option in the top right-hand corner of the video screen, you can choose to share it with your friends and family on Facebook.
The Facebook Moments app is a tool to share pictures with friends and family without sharing them publicly. Moments can search through your photos (if you give it access) and use facial recognition to suggest people you might want to share with. If you choose to sync your pictures with a friend who doesn’t use Moments, they’ll instead get the photos delivered via Facebook Messenger.
You can download the Facebook Moments app for iOS on the Apple App Store and for Android via Google Play. Before you do so, however, you should review your Facebook privacy settings and make sure that your semi-private photos aren’t being shared with the general public.
[Image credit: Facebook Moments]