Facebook’s Slideshow to Compete with Google’s Movies Assistant, Apple’s Memories and Snapchat’s Stories

Facebook Slideshow

Not everyone has what it takes to shoot a compelling video, especially at such times when static photos are becoming some sought of a boring feature.

In case you haven’t noticed it yet, major names in the tech industry are inclining their services more towards videos. These companies are even coming in with in-house versions of automatic movie making applications that take advantage of your all-time media on the platforms.

Apple has Memories, which was just announced this month that it will be coming along with the newly announced iOS 10 Photos app. If you are a fan of Android, the most popular mobile OS in the world, there is the Movies Assistant that is buried deep inside the platform’s Google Photos app. Now, the most popular social networking platform on the planet – Facebook – has decided to come in with its own version dubbed Slideshow, but it is only rolling out to iOS users at the moment.

If you have been a keen follower of Facebook, the Slideshow feature was first announced in August 2015 as part of the Moments app. Official testing of the same feature begun late 2015 and as of now, things have now moved to the public version of the Facebook for iOS app. If you have taken at least five photos or videos in the last 24 hours and happen to log into the Facebook app to post a status, the app will suggest that you create a Slideshow of the photos or videos you recently took. You might also get the option to “Try It” when checking out one of your friend’s Slideshow.

Facebook Slideshow

It gets even better as the new Facebook Slideshow will also combine videos and photos into a single show while at the same time including themed music and transitions. The created Slideshow can also be edited where users can add or even remove the unwanted images as well as change themes by picking from the 10 available by default.

With this feature, Facebook will not just be able to compete with the likes of Apple and Google, but also Snapchat. The American startup has a feature known as Stories where it shows stuff you posted in the last 24 hours, but in a chronological narrative. Facebook believes that with this Slideshow feature, users’ photos will be stitched together to offer a special format that “captures the spirit of the event.”

iOS users can get the latest version of the app from the official iTunes App Store.

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