Facebook has rolled-out a monumental change to one of its oldest features
Facebook has started to roll-out some major changes to photo albums.
The California-based social network has made several tweaks to its photo albums, which are no longer just about photos!
Facebook users can now include videos, check-ins and text updates into albums alongside your holiday snaps.
There's also a renewed focus on collaboration, with Facebook now making it easier than before to add friends as contributors to albums.
That means your Facebook friends can help compile an album – submitting photos, statuses, videos and more.
Facebook users can invite friends to contribute to a single shared photo album
Facebook has also added a new privacy option which allows users to only make the album visible to friends of collaborators.
You can also feature albums on your profile to highlight some of your best creations.
However, this will make the albums public – enabling everyone to see them.
Photos, videos, text posts, statuses, and more, can all be added to an album
This latest update brings Facebook up to speed with Google Photos, which has already boasts a number of these collaborative features.
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One advantage Facebook has its rivals is the ability to include other content – like statuses, text posts, videos – directly within its photo sharing platform.
The update is out today for desktop and Android. iOS users can get the functionality soon.
The news comes as Apple revealed it would be ditching Facebook login from the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, dubbed iOS 11.
According to Axios, Apple is set to scrap the ability to sign into Twitter and Facebook directly from the iOS Settings menu.
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Apple has allowed iOS users to sign into Facebook directly within iOS since 2012 and Twitter since 2011.
The tight integration with these social networks allowed users to link social accounts directly with their iOS device.
That made using third-party apps a more seamless experience – since these apps did not have to request that users manually log into a Facebook or Twitter account each time.
Instead the app was approved from iOS itself, saving users' hassle.
Apple currently provides the ability to sign-in with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo, Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo.
However the Cupertino-based company will not be looking to add more accounts to the iOS Settings menu in iOS 11.
Instead, Apple looks set to ditch the ability to sign into these social networks directly from the iOS Settings menu.
That means Facebook and Twitter will now be treated like other apps – with no preferential treatment from iOS.