By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Here’s The TRUTH About The Facebook App Threatening To DELETE Your Photos.

Facebook's Moments app was launched last June, which is why it sounds vaguely familiar, but now we're all being given an ultimatum: download the app before the hard deadline of July 7, or your synced photos will disappear.

Most people forget they have an album of synced photos on Facebook, but if you still want these photos and don't have them backed up, you might want to take action.

The announcement has been working like magic. Moments recently appeared as the top free app in the App Store. But what's the point? Why do we need to have a separate Moments app if we already have the Facebook app?

According to the official site, Moments was made as a "quick, easy way to gather the photos you and friends take together." The idea is to easily share photos in one place. Learn more below.

A present in your inbox.

So, you might've received this e-mail from Facebook informing you that your tens of thousands of photos (by photos, they mean privately synced photos) will be deleted if you don't download the Moments app.

A present in your inbox.

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Some of the top apps are downloaded by millions of people each day.

Downloading an app isn't a big problem for most of us, unless we're low on memory, because it's usually a non-committal experience. Download an app and delete it if you don't care much for it. Easy, right?

Once again, Facebook is pushing us to commit.

However, learning that your photos could be deleted is what makes this particular announcement so alarming, so you should probably do something about it.

Still don't get the point of the Moments app?

Here's a description from the official Moments app site.

Remember Facebook messenger?

Do you remember how frustrated everyone was when Facebook messenger was forced to download Messenger as a standalone app? Well, this is kind of the same idea.

"Messaging is becoming increasingly important," Mark Zuckerberg said in a live Q&A session about Messenger. "On mobile, each app can only focus on doing one thing well, we think."

Similarly, with apps like Instagram and VSCO, photos are becoming increasingly important.

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