How to create a ‘Shared Photo Album’ on Facebook: Easy Steps

Here’s easy steps about how to create a shared photo album on Facebook. Facebook is rolling out Shared Photo Albums, a new feature that allows you to create a Shared Photo Album with your Facebook friends. It’s actually quite simple, and only requires a few extra steps.

One net surfer can know everything in just one click in this digital world. According to mashable, Facebook launches shared photo albums and other news which you need to know. Facebook is starting to roll out its’ newest feature named shared photo albums.

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Now Facebook allows its’ multiple users to upload images to the same album, announced the Facebook about feature of shared albums on Monday, 2013 August, 26 at the  Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters.

One created ‘shared album’ may have the utmost total 1000 images. And all 1000 images are not uploaded by the single uploader or Facebook user. These 1000 images may be uploaded by less than 50 contributors. The album creator can share access up to 50 contributors. All 50 contributors can share up to 200 images. Album creators can choose a setting that allows contributors to invite others to the album, or retain total control over album invitations. Each ‘shared album’ was limited to 1000 total images.


There are 3 (three) available privacy setting in new ‘shared album’ feature. These privacy settings are Public, friends of contributors and contributors only. Obviously there may arise a question of the power of control. According to the Bob Baldwin, the software engineer at Facebook that this feature ‘shared album’ give the power of control to the album creator over who has access to the group’s images. Facebook said that the album creator has the ability to edit and delete photos, while the album’s contributors can make changes only to the photos they upload. They can’t make changes those photos they didn’t upload.

Facebook spokesperson Baldwin says that Album creator will have the power to delete or modify images in the album, but contributors will have editing power over photos that they upload. This feature is not available for Pages albums. He adds explanation that the idea for shared photo albums was based on user feedback and circled among Facebook employees. Baldwin said, “We’re really excited for launch because we think people will use [shared albums] in ways that we’re not even thinking of.”


Here’s easy steps about How to create a Shared Photo Album on Facebook

Step 1: Click the Photo Tab:

First Step is simple as you always did this. Click the ‘Photos’ tab which is shown on the left side navigation of the News Feed or at the top of your profile page.

Step 2: Choose ‘Create Album’

After clicking on the ‘Photos’ tab, You will be taken to your stream of photos where you’ll see a tap ‘create album’ in the top right corner of your screen. So, choose the tab button ‘Create Album’.

Step 3: Fill out all the information

After choosing the button ‘create album’, you will get a form of information. Fill out the all the information for your album. The information is about your album like its’ name, place, date and other details.

Step 4: Select photos:

Select the photos from your computer that you want to add in your album. How many photos do you want to add in it? Select your high quality and interesting photos for your album. Feel free to select photos to include in the album.

Step 5: Post the Photos:

After selecting photos, post them in clicking ‘Post the Photos’ button which is shown in the lower right hand side in corner.

Step 6: Make a Shared Album

After you click ‘Post Photos’, Facebook will give you the option whether to make the album shared or not at the top of next screen. A ‘Make Shared Album’ button will be displayed in by clicking on the button in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. So click on the button of ‘Make Shared Album’.

 Step 7: Select privacy:

After clicking on the button ‘Make Shared Album’, select the appropriate privacy setting.

Your Shared photo album is now ready. Go ahead for wow… .

This form also lets you to select the contributors whom you want to give authority to add photos in to this shared album. But remember, you are able to assign only your Facebook friends as contributors. You may choose up to 50 contributors. When you choose your friend as contributors, he/she will receive the notification from the Facebook automatically about you have made him/her as a contributor to a shared album. They can add photos in your created shared album as they would to a personal photo album.

But this feature ‘shared album’ will serve for the limited Facebook user. To solve this question Baldwin explains more that it is for small group of English users now it and will integrate it for all English users before expanding internationally. This feature now has limited mobile functionality and no business or brand page support. Facebook plans to expand shared albums’ features in the future. Currently mobile users can only contribute to shared albums.

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