Facebook Moments Arrives In Europe, Canada Without Facial Recognition

A limited version of Facebook Moments, a photo sharing tool, has arrived in Europe and Canada. Unlike the version available in the US, Moments lacks facial recognition in its latest markets due to privacy concerns. That means Moments is unable to automatically identify the people in a photo and can only group images that appear to feature the same person.

When Moments arrived in the US in June 2015, it came with facial recognition so that it could automatically group your photos based on who's in them. Once grouped, you could search your library for all of the photos with a given person.

Moments still has its full feature set in the US, but users who can now get the app in Europe and Canada won't experience Moments in quite the same way.