I don’t know about you, but I am certainly excited about facebook’s newest feature release: shared photo albums!
Facebook announced Monday that multiple users are now allowed to upload photos to a single album. So, rather than having several albums capturing a certain event scattered throughout facebook, some of which you are able to view and others not, we now have the option to aggregate those photos to a single place.
The feature is already quite robust. Facebook is allowing up to 50 contributors to a single album and each user can contribute up to 200 photos each. This could make for some very large photo albums! That said, these albums have the option of three privacy settings: public, friends of contributors, and contributors only. This allows friends to share photos between themselves without over saturating others’ news feeds.
This could bring photo sharing to a new level. As you may already know, you are able to upload photos at high resolutions to facebook, allowing users to print photos from files captured from the social network. It seems as if shared albums will allow users to easily locate and save high resolution files from their friends photo collection directly from their own shared albums.
I personally think this is a fun new feature, but it will be interesting to see how many users will use the new product.