Facebook finally starts letting multiple users upload photos to same album

Facebook is finally adding a feature that is long overdue: shared photo albums. This means multiple users, or "contributors" as Facebook calls them, can upload all of their own photos from a single event into one unified photo album for everyone to access.

On a trip to Cape Cod about a month ago, everybody took their own photos on their own smartphones as they should. Getting them online was the chore. Everybody had their own pieces of the puzzle, but up until now it's been virtually impossible to unify the puzzle. It helps a bit when you tag everyone in the photos, but it's just tedious and often doesn't show up on people's timelines in an organized manner.

Google+ has supported shared photo albums for some time now, which is probably some of the inspiration behind Facebook's implementation. Let's be real though, the vast majority of people who actually use Google+ are either die-hard Google fans or die-hard Facebook haters; Facebook's use of shared photo albums will benefit far more people.

The feature was built during one of Facebook's Hackathon events, which encourages employees to put their thinking caps on and build something unique. The rollout began as of today for English users and once all English users receive shared photo albums, Facebook will expand the feature internationally.

Source: Mashable | Photo via Mashable

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Wanted this feature for ages
(In context: I use FB as a DJ and promoter, and this is an awesome way of having people put their photos into my promo profile)

McKay said,
Now I can upload multiple dick pictures into your shared albums. Thanks Facebook!

I, for one, will be careful if I ever allow anyone to do this. Only trusted friends and family. No acquaintances or people I just met. Tho, I would imagine some will have a little fun with this and be stupid enough to give access to anyone.

McKay said,
Now I can upload multiple dick pictures into your shared albums. Thanks Facebook!

Even "1" has "0". As long as they have it as option, I don't mind people like u trolling here

You need to understand the difference between joking and trolling. Trolling is doing something specifically with the intention of provoking a negative reaction out of the person, this was a joke. Just because you didn't find it funny doesn't make it trolling.

McKay said,
You need to understand the difference between joking and trolling. Trolling is doing something specifically with the intention of provoking a negative reaction out of the person, this was a joke. Just because you didn't find it funny doesn't make it trolling.

I found it funny...and pretty much true at the same time. It is only a matter of time before a friend pranks another with a naked pic. Hell, I used to have a friend send me pics out of the blue via email like that but the pic was named something completely different.