Facebook Release A New Feature – Shared Albums
Posted: August 27, 2013 by Maja Johnson
This week, Facebook announced that they will be bringing a new feature to their social network called "Shared Albums". The feature will allow several people to upload photos to a single joined album.
Shared albums will be created by the "album creator", or the owner of the album, while all others are "contributors" that the creator appoints permissions to. The owner of the album can allow access to up to 50 curators, and all 50 of them can upload up to 200 images separately. Shared albums will have 3 privacy settings: public, friends of contributors, and contributors only. With the specific privacy settings, album owners have total control over who can view or access the group's images. Album owners will have the power to delete and modify images while curators will be able to edit the photos they upload.
The shared album feature was developed by two Facebook software engineers, Bob Baldwin and Fred Zhao, and inspired by user feedback. The idea for the shared album experience was developed during a Facebook hackathon session.
This new feature will start rolling out to English users as early as this week, and it will expand to the rest of Facebook's users gradually.