It looks like Facebook will be rolling out a new photo sharing feature that allows you and your friends to upload images to the same album. The owner of the photo album can allow up to 50 contributors to upload up to 200 photos each into a single album so, you know, you won’t have to keep bugging one another for soft copy of the pictures of your recent holiday, just so you can share them out. The privacy settings of the shared album can only be changed by the album creator to either public, friends of contributors or contributors only.
The feature was built during one of Facebook’s hackaton session, where employees gather together to brainstorm ideas for prototype. Once an idea like the photo album sharing feature has been set, Facebook will then send out an internal invitation, gathering about its engineers across the company to contribute to the project. This particular one is being headed by Bob Baldwin, along with his colleague Fred Zhao.
The feature is still in its early stage and is not available yet though, Facebook has only rolled out to a small group of English users to test it out. According to the duo who are in charge of the project, once it’s ready, the 200 photo limit per person may be increased and they will also work on a mobile version too.
Will you use Facebook photo album sharing feature?