For those of you who use Facebook albums regularly, you will be happy to learn that Facebook’s 60 photo album limit is being increased. A number of users have been reporting the increase and have sent me photos of albums with hundreds of photos in them. The one pictured below have 175 photos in the Facebook album. There’s no word on how large on an increase it is, or if Facebook has removed the limit all together.
I’ve tried uploading albums myself with more than 30 photos but unfortunately I haven’t been able to. The 60 photo limit previously implemented for Facebook albums was proving to be an annoying barrier when sharing personal experiences. Given that there was no limit on the number of albums that users could have, it seemed to be somewhat of a pointless limitation.
As far as we can tell, Facebook is slowly rolling out the ability to upload more photos to albums. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that the service has been so spotty over the past week. Whatever the reason is, there’s no doubt that people will be uploading many more pictures as the album limitations are removed.
Facebook is currently the largest photo site in the world, dwarfing the competition with the total number of photos. The site receives over 800 million photos to their site each month. Despite there being many limiting features of the photos application (including the inability to view high resolution images), it continues to thrive, suggesting that being able to share and tag users in photos is more important feature for a photo sharing site.
Let us know if you’ve seen the removal of your Facebook album upload limits!