Social Networking platform Facebook has silently launched a new photo-sharing app named as “Colorful Balloon” in China. This app is a mirror image of company proprietary app “Moments” which is available currently for the global market except for China since Facebook is blocked in the country since 2009. The app is published in China online app store by Chinese company situated in eastern Beijing “Youge Internet Technology.” Needless to mention, that the app interface was in the Chinese language and had the same functionality of Facebook Moment app.
Moments is a photo sharing app developed by Facebook. It allows users to create shared photo album with their friend and vice versa. It has free unlimited online storage space to keep all your photos and videos in one private place. The Moment app supports full resolution format to store photos highest possible format.
The app is seamlessly synchronized with Facebook to stay connected with friend and share multiple photos. The app automatically arranges the photos in chronological order so that users can search them quickly in future. The app is currently available on PlayStore, and its size is around 21MB. Facebook has also introduced new Watch Video platform to take on YouTube and rolled out Messenger 2.1 with more enhanced features.
One of Facebook top official said:
We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country in different ways. Our focus right now is on helping Chinese businesses and developers expand to new markets outside of China by using our ad platform.
As Facebook was always very keen to execute their business in the China which adheres world’s largest online market, but due to some business regulation laws imposed by the country, Facebook not able to enter in Chinese market so far. However, this app launch would not be considered as the green signal for the Facebook, but it shows them positive prospects of business in future. Facebook currently enjoys over two billion active users monthly and is one of the biggest Social Networking sites in India.