Facebook is revamping its photo album feature with the ability to add videos, check-ins, text posts to albums, follow friends’ albums so you’re notified when they’re updated, and display “featured” albums on your profile to highlight your favorite collections. Facebook is also simplifying the ability to add contributors to a collaborative album.
Giving albums more flexibility could help Facebook stave off the newly invigorated assualt from Google Photos. While Google might be able to store all your photos for free, and let you search them by keyword using machine vision, Facebook wants to be able to organize more than just photos and videos in albums. The new feature essentially lets you create digital scrapbooks of all kinds of content.