Facebook is replacing Photo Sync with its Moments app

Your pictures will be moved automatically on January 10th.

If you've been storing pictures with Facebook's Photo Sync feature, those will soon be moved to another property from the social network. As spotted by TechCrunch, Facebook has started notifying people that, on January 10th, content from Photo Sync is now going to live in its Moments app. The company didn't mention why it decided to phase it out, but this move is likely to encourage users to try a newer service.

Moments was introduced this past June and lets you easily create photo albums, which can be shared privately with friends. At the same time, those are curated using location information and facial recognition of the places you visited and who you were with. The Moments application is available for Android and iOS.