Pictures! Everyone loves taking them and even more than that they love putting those pictures on Facebook. Most events and gatherings have an abundance of amateur photographers clicking away on their camera phones and instantly uploading their shots to their personal albums on Facebook.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all of the photos from one event could be uploaded to the same photo album, making the pictures easier to find, instead of being spread across Facebook in one hundred different places?
Oh wait, there is a way.
On Monday, Facebook revealed its next big change: album sharing. A limited group of users have been given access to this feature as a sort of “trial run” to see how it goes. Once Facebook works out all the kinks they will release album sharing capability across the globe.
What exactly is album sharing? It basically means that multiple people can upload photos to your personal albums. You will still ultimately be “in charge” of the album, but you choose “contributors” that can upload photos freely to the specific album you give them access to and the album will show up on their timeline as well as your own. There is also the option to give your contributors the capability to add their friends as contributors.
After the contributors have uploaded pictures to your album you may pick and choose which photos to keep and also edit photo captions.
This new feature will make weddings, graduations, birthday parties and holidays a lot more Facebook friendly. All that needs to be done is: one person start an album, share the album with the contributors of your choice and start uploading great memories all to one place.
Picture sharing just got a lot easier!