As first reported by Mashable, Facebook is rolling out Shared Photo Albums.
A much needed feature that should up engagement even more, the shared photo album feature will allow up to 50 contributors to join an album. Each contributor can upload 200 photos, giving you the potential for an album of 10,000 photos. Previously, Facebook albums were limited to 1,000 photos and one user.
Imagine a wedding. All the guests can share their photos in one album, allowing all attendees to see all the photos. Previously, you might see a few albums from individuals, but due to friending and privacy settings, you might miss out on all of the event photos.
According to Mashable, there are specific privacy settings for the new shared albums:
The new shared albums have three available privacy settings: public, friends of contributors and contributors only. This gives the album creator control over who has access to the group’s images, said Bob Baldwin, the software engineer at Facebook who spearheaded the project with colleague Fred Zhao.
The new feature was created at one of the company’s all night Hackathon events. They’ll be rolling out this feature, starting today, to a limited number of English-speaking users. It will be slowly distributed to all English users and then distributed internationally.