Facebook to Debut Shared Photo Albums, Allowing Multiple Users to Upload

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 26, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Facebook unveiled a new shared photo albums feature on Monday, allowing users to upload images to the same album. There can be as many as 50 contributors to a single album.

Each user can then share up to 200 photos, reported Mashable.com. In the past, Facebook only allowed users to upload photos to single albums.

“Right now, if you were at a party and there were three different albums created, you might not be able to see all the photos [based on privacy settings], which is kind of confusing and frustrating,” Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin told the website.

The feature, he added, was built during one of the company’s “hackathons.”

“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,” Baldwin noted. “We’re really excited for launch because we think people will use [shared albums] in ways that we’re not even thinking of.”

The company confirmed the development to The Next Web.

“Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded onto Facebook each day and today, we’re making it even easier for friends to share photos with the rollout of Shared Photo Albums. Whether you’re at a wedding, birthday party, or fresh off of a trip, all your friends will be able to add photos, tag photos and edit just one album,” it said in a statement.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.