Facebook introduces shared photo albums

Aug 26 2013, 11:04pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

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Facebook introduces shared photo albums

Facebook knows that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Facebook knows that a picture is worth a thousand words. It goes without saying that the ability to upload images are one of the many features that users love about the social network.

Today, as reported by Mashable, Facebook is rolling out the capability to share photo albums. This is great news, especially for groups who wish to recall all the fun memories they had.

Previously, Facebook only allows its users to upload images to albums they create, and the upload threshold was set to 1,000 photos. Bob Baldwin, a software engineer at Facebook, says that the new feature will now allow multiple users, as much as 50 of them, to upload images on the same album, as much as 200 photos each.

The shared albums will also feature three privacy settings: contributors-only, public, and friends of contributors. The album creator, Baldwin says, will have control as to who will gain access to the photos. However, the feature is not available to abumes on Facebook Pages, which is a bit disappointing.

The new feature is now rolling out to a few Facebook users whose language is set to English. A huge-scale roll-out to all English users and international users is coming up next.


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