Facebook’s Scrapbook helps parents put all their baby photos in one place

At some point in your life, your Facebook feed will go through a shocking transformation. It will seem that everyone’s getting married and having babies. You’ll know the moment your friends turn into parents, thanks to the endless line of baby pictures in your newsfeed each day. Now, Facebook will finally help new parents commemorate their baby’s arrival into the world and onto Facebook with Scrapbook.

The new feature helps parents put all those adorable pictures of tiny baby toes, first smiles, and first strides into one place. Scrapbook makes it easier for parents to share baby photos with each other and their friends, even those who are not mutual friends of both parents.

Parents can co-own the scrapbook, and whenever either parent wants to add photos to the scrapbook, they can just tag the picture with their chosen tag. The tag can be the baby’s name, initials, or what have you. However, only two people can add to the album, which could annoy some grandmas and prove difficult for mixed families.

Facebook Scrapbook

Dan Barak, the Product Manager of Scrapbook and a proud new dad, says that Scrapbook was born out of necessity. He found that all his photos of his new baby were scattered all over different albums, and he wanted a way to put them all together. After some research, he concluded that many parents ran into the same problem.

“Our team ran a small survey for parents who share pictures of their children on Facebook and found that 65 percent of them tag their partner in these photos to share them with their partner’s friends,” he wrote in a blog post, announcing the feature. “These same parents also told us they want to collect photos of their little ones in a place that will grow with them over the years.”

Starting a scrapbook for your child is pretty easy, and Facebook’s broken it down into the following steps:

  • Go to your profile, click on About and then, Family and Relationships
  • Click Get Started on the invite to Scrapbook
  • If you already have a child on your profile, can click Add Scrapbook next to your kid’s name

The feature will start rolling out on March 31 in the U.S. on Facebook’s website, as well as its iPhone and Android apps. No word yet on international availability.

Social Media

A Facebook, Instagram bug exposed millions of passwords to its employees

Facebook, Facebook Lite, and Instagram passwords weren't properly encrypted and could be viewed by employees, the company said Thursday. The network estimates millions of users were affected.

Flex your thumbs (and your brain) with these fun texting games

Gaming consoles keep getting more advanced, but you can still have fun with the good old Latin alphabet. Here are our picks for the best texting games, so you can make the most fun out of that limited data plan or basic cell phone.

Looking to keep prying eyes at bay? Here's how to hide photos on your iPhone

People take tons of photos using their smartphones, but not all are meant to be shared or seen. Luckily, hiding photos on your iOS device is easy, whether you want to use built-in utilities or apps with added security.

This is the one thing you need to do before giving your child a smart phone or tablet

Monitoring your kids' digital habits can be a challenge in today’s high-tech age, but great parental control software like Qustodio gives parents a much-needed advantage Read on to find out how you can protect your child from online…

HMD Global admits Nokia 7 Plus handsets sent user data to China

Nokia could be in some hot water. According to recent reports, Nokia 7 models may be secretly sending data to China without the user knowing about it. Nokia says that the issue was a software bug and that it has been fixed.

Here are the best iPad Pro keyboard cases to pick up with your new tablet

The iPad Pro range can double as laptops, but they do need proper keyboards to fill in effectively. Thankfully, there are loads to choose from and we rounded up the best iPad Pro keyboard cases right here.
Product Review

The new iPad Mini isn’t a beauty, but it performs like a beast

Apple’s new iPad Mini has beastly performance, fluid iOS 12 software, and good battery life. It also looks like it came straight out of 2015, because the design hasn’t been changed. Here's our review of Apple’s 7.9-inch tablet.

24 must-have apps for rooted Android phones and tablets

Rooting your Android device opens up a world of possibilities, along with a few apps. Here are 24 of our favorites, so you can make the most of your rooted device and unleash the true power of Android.

Wring the most out of iOS with the best commands for Siri

You may not know all the things you can say to Siri -- after all, Apple never released an official list of commands for its virtual assistant. Thankfully, we've compiled a list of the best Siri commands to help you out.

Breeze through security with these checkpoint-friendly laptop bags

Getting through airport security is a drag, but your laptop bag shouldn’t be. Thankfully, these checkpoint-friendly laptop bags will get you and your gear to your destination with ease.

Alpina makes its AlpinerX smartwatch even more attractive with new colors

Alpina has introduced four new colors to its AlpinerX smartwatch range, breaking the usually sporty watch out into a more everyday casual design, and given the tech a slight makeover too.

New gold finish makes Frederique Constant’s hybrid smartwatch flashier than ever

Frederique Constant has found considerable success with its luxury hybrid smartwatch, the Hybrid Manufacture, and has launched several new color schemes to help bring it even more attention.

Tag Heuer’s Golf Edition smartwatch is a lot more than just a flash of new color

Tag Heuer's Golf Edition Connected Modular 45 smartwatch has a lot more going for it than just a flashy new color scheme. From the titanium body and black PVD coating to the new Golf app, this is a true special edition.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robotic companions and computer-aided karaoke

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it's fun to gawk!