PARENTS

Facebook Launches 'Scrapbook' Feature So Parents Can Tag Their Children

01/04/2015 12:54 | Updated 01 June 2015

Mother and baby with laptop

Facebook has launched a new 'scrapbook' feature to allow mums and dads to tag their kids in photos.

The service is designed to let parents create photo albums of their children.

Facebook's Dan Barak, who developed the product, said: "As a new dad who loves photography, I enjoy taking pictures of my son and sharing them with friends and family around the world.

"Over the past few months, I've noticed the more pictures I shared of my son on Facebook, the more scattered they became across my different photo albums - I needed a better way to organise them.

"And, I found myself tagging my wife in photos of my son so her friends could see them, too."

Facebook carried out a survey for parents who share pictures of their children on Facebook and found that 65 per cent of them tag their partner in these photos to share them with their partner's friends.

Dan said: "With these insights in mind, we set out to help people who are already sharing and tagging photos of their children on Facebook have a better experience.

"We're starting to pilot an optional way for you to organise photos of your child, using a special tag you choose to create.

"If you choose to tag your child in a photo it will be added to a customisable scrapbook.

"And, photos you choose to tag can be shared with your friends and your partner's friends."

The firm said it developed the feature to give parents control over the pictures.

Dan added: "Photos of my son are the most important pictures my wife and I will ever take.

"It's important to us that we're in control of these photos. I believe other parents want the same thing."

This feature has started rolling out in the US on Facebook for desktop, iPhone and Android.

HOW IT WORKS

To start a scrapbook for your child, go to your profile, click on About and click on Family and Relationships.

There, you'll see an invitation to create a scrapbook. Click Get Started