Facebook Wants Albums to Become Destinations
Facebook is rolling out a change to its Albums tool in order to make them more social. Moving forward, Albums can store not only photos, but also videos, news stories, status updates, location check-ins, and more. Facebook hopes people will use the tool to share a wider range of content that might all focus on a specific event or location. For example, users might create an album for a concert and stuff it with images and videos from the show, as well as status posts, and venue check-ins to provide a more well-rounded look at the overall experience. Moreover, people will be able to subscribe to one another's Albums and receive notifications when the Albums are updated with fresh content. Last, users can open up their albums to multiple contributors, making the idea of a concert album, shared with other friends who attend, more appealing. The new Facebook Albums feature is rolling out to Android devices and the web today, with iOS to follow later.
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