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Facebook Rolls Out Shared Photo Albums

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Facebook is making it easier to share and collect images.

Facebook is rolling out shared photo albums – allowing friends across the social network to contribute snapshots to a single album.

The new shared album feature, as reported by Mashable, is rolling out to English-speaking users of the social network and will eventually be available worldwide.

When you opt to create a shared album, you’ll see a new button that says “Make Shared Album.” Once you select that option, you’ll be able to add up to 50 additional people who can contribute to the album. Each person can upload 200 photos for a maximum of 10,000 images. Contributors can also tag and edit the images they add.

The new shared album feature gives users the option to share a collection of images easily from all kinds of events – everything from a child’s birthday party to major community events such as Huntsville’s Rocket City Marathon or downtown art festival Panoply.

So how about privacy? The album’s creator can decide who has access to the photos by adjusting the privacy settings to any of the following –  just contributors, friends of contributors or public.

Album creators can allow friends some flexibility too – giving them the option to add anyone else they like to the album.

“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,” CNN reported the company said in a statement.