"Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you want. Moments groups the photos on your phone based on when they were taken and, using facial recognition technology, which  friends are in them," Facebook said in a release.

"You can then privately sync those photos quickly and easily with specific friends, and they can choose to sync their photos with you as well. Now, you and your friends have all the photos you took together," it said.

The app also has the ability to make beautiful movie compilations of best photos, synchronised to music, that the user can quickly customise and share with friends. The app was developed in the Facebook Creative Labs and is available for download on Android and iOS platforms.