Facebook is continuing their stranglehold on everything technology by threatening to delete all of your uploaded photos if you refuse to install their new Moments application.
In an official statement, Facebook officially declared that “Photos you privately synced from your phone to Facebook will be deleted soon. Earlier this year they were moved to Moments, a new app from Facebook … If you don’t want Moments, download these photos directly to your computer from your Facebook profile before July 7th.”
The automatic syncing of photos has been a cherished feature of Facebook since it was first introduced in 2012. Users have been able to upload and reserve all of their photos taken from a smartphone in a private collection that was a designated photo album. Facebook terminated this practice in January and automatic uploading was no longer offered, unless they wanted to become new Moments app consumers.
Facebook, which has approximately 1.09 billion people log on everyday, is attempting to monopolize social media capabilities, from direct-message communications to now cloud computing, or data storage functionality.
Forbes contributor Ami Chowdhry contends that this ultimatum is just another sign that “Facebook has become much more aggressive in getting users to download its separate mobile apps.”
The tactic so far has been working. Since the warning became automated and photos were no longer downloaded, the Moments app experienced a huge influx of users. The official Apple store page, as this article is being written, has the app ranked 2nd in popularity. This is a humongous jump, since Moments, according to Tech Crunch, was ranked somewhere in the 90’s only moments ago.
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