Facebook has rolled-out Shared Photo Albums feature that will let multiple Facebook users to upload photos to the same albums.
The Facebook user who creates a photo album can give access to 50 contributors to share up to 200 photos in a single album. Earlier, only the account holder was able to upload photos and the number of images was limited to 1000.
The shared photo albums have three privacy setting options: public, contributors, and friends of contributors. The creator of the album will be able to delete or modify the photographs; however the contributor will have the editing power while uploading the pictures.
Bob Baldwin and Fred Zhao, Facebook software engineers discussed more about the feature. They said:
"Right now, if you were at a party and there were three different albums created, you might not be able to see all of the photos, which is kind of confusing and frustrating.
I think one thing that’s really fun about creating products at Facebook is that you’re never quite sure how people will use the product in the end. We’re really excited for launch because we think people will use (shared photo albums) in ways that we’re not even thinking of".
The feature will be initially rolled-out to a group of English speaking users and will later be extended to all the English-speaking users. Facebook will also launch the feature globally.Facebook Introduces Shared Photo Albums!,