Friends Reunited Launches Mobile App To Help Save Your Memories
- ‘My Keepsafe’ app offers an easy way to scan, back-up and share photos
- Simple privacy settings put members in control
- Available on Android and iPhone
The new Friends Reunited, which launched earlier this year as the place to celebrate those ‘Remember when?’ moments, has launched a new mobile app to help people turn their old photos, tickets, letters and memorabilia into lasting memories. ‘My Keepsafe’ is available now, and for free, on Android and iPhones.
The new app allows Friends Reunited members to easily upload photos from their mobile phone to their Friends Reunited Keepsafe, which stores the memories privately and safely online. The Keepsafe contains uploaded photos, or any memories ‘kept’ on the Friends Reunited site, so users can now keep up with comments and conversations around these photos, wherever they are. The new app also gives people the ability to share those ‘Remember when’ moments happening around them; like discovering a pack of Sherbet Dib Dabs in your local shop, or a picture from a reunited band’s comeback gig.
The app’s camera and editing tools make it simple to quickly digitise old photos and upload them privately, with just a couple of clicks. Once a photo is uploaded, it can be shared via Facebook, Twitter and email from directly within the app. It can also be shared with the thousands of memory boxes already created on Friends Reunited, or form the start of a brand new nostalgic collection.
Matt Bushby, Head of Friends Reunited commented:
“Our members have shown a real desire for a quick and straightforward way to get their most precious memories online. The ‘My Keepsafe’ app was created to make this really easy; with inbuilt functionality to scan, edit and share memories from old albums and shoe boxes, or simply to upload photos saved on mobile phones.”
“Since launch, we’ve seen members add thousands of photos to their own personal keepsafe boxes, covering anything from favourite moments of the Jubilee to the more intimate and personal family memories. As the home of the nation’s memories, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to share these amazing moments with the friends and family that really matter.”
Members can upload their memories with the peace of mind that they can easily control their privacy settings. The site allows people to store their most personal memories completely privately or choose to share those memories with a select few. In addition to the new app, the full Friends Reunited experience is available on mobile devices, allowing users to keep up with their favourite memory boxes, on the go.
Friends Reunited was launched in 2000 as the first UK social network. The phenomenon then spawned sister sites Genes Reunited and Friends Reunited Dating, in 2003, the Group was bought by ITV in 2005 and the social networking site went free in 2008. In March 2010 online publishing and technology group brightsolid purchased the Friends Reunited Group from ITV and has integrated it into its portfolio of pioneering sites where people go to search their past, share their story and connect with people and places. In April 2012 the new site launched to reunite the nation with every blast from their past and as the place to celebrate those ‘Remember when?’ moments.
For more information on the app visit: http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/mobile
For further information, please contact:
Direct dial: 0207 294 3631
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Notes to editors
brightsolid began life in 1995 as Scotland Online. It now has two divisions; brightsolid online publishing and brightsolid online technology. brightsolid online technology is a leading UK independent provider of online IT business services. brightsolid online publishing has a number of innovative online businesses around people and places including Friends Reunited and leading family history brands Genes Reunited, ScotlandsPeople and the findmypast global network.
The family history sites deliver access to over a billion records dating as far back as 1200. Family historians can search for their ancestors among global collections, relating primarily to people with UK and Irish ancestry, of military records, census, migration, occupation directories, and current electoral roll data, as well as birth, marriage and death records.
brightsolid was awarded The National Archives’ contract to digitize and publish online the 1911 census for England and Wales, which it launched in January 2009. Most recently, in November 2011, the online innovation group launched the British Newspaper Archive in partnership with the British Library, to digitize up to 40 million pages of historic newspapers over the next 10 years, providing a unique insight into major events and key periods of historical international interest.
Headquartered in Dundee, the company is owned by the publishers D.C. Thomson, and also has operations in Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Sydney and Los Angeles.