Facebook has today announced that it is starting to pilot ‘an optional way’ for users to organize photos of their child on Facebook, using a special tag they may choose to create. So when they use it to tag their child in a photo, it will also be added to a customizable scrapbook, with all tagged photos fully customizable to be shared with their friends and their partner’s friends.
To start a scrapbook for your child, go to your profile, click on ‘About’ and click on ‘Family and Relationships’, where you’ll see an invitation to create a scrapbook. Just click ‘Get Started’, and if you’ve already added a child to your profile, you can click ‘Add Scrapbook’ next to his or her name. This new feature will start rolling out today in the US on Facebook for desktop and mobile applications.
Facebook has also highlighted the following privacy options of the new scrapbook feature:
- You can opt to co-own the scrapbook with a partner who you’re in a relationship with on Facebook.
- You choose what you call the tag—it could be your child’s name, initials or something fun.
- You and your partner choose which photos to tag.
- Only you and your partner can tag your child in photos.
- We’ve built in lots of reminders and tips to guide you along the way.
Here’s a quick overview of how the new customizable scrapbook works: