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Facebook updates Camera app, adds albums

August 28, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Facebook updated its Camera app Tuesday, adding the ability to create albums.
Facebook updated its Camera app Tuesday, adding the ability to create albums. (Facebook )

Facebook, addressing the biggest complaint about its Camera app for cellphones, said it now will allow users to create photo albums.

The social network said its first update since launching the app this year will let users add photos into existing albums if they don't want to create a new one.

Previously, all photos uploaded through the app went into a Mobile Uploads album by default.

Besides albums, the mobile update adds a news tab for photo-related notifications such as tags, comments and "likes." You can now also like individual comments just as you can on the Facebook website.

The newest version of the Camera app comes a week after the company updated its main app on both iOS and Android.

The update was disclosed Tuesday by Wired, which spoke with Scott Raymond, a Facebook engineer on the Camera team.

Raymond also said the company hasn’t yet started to work with Instagram, which it has agreed to acquire. The deal has been cleared by regulators but hasn’t yet closed, so, he said, “there hasn’t been any great deal of conversation between the two teams yet.”

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