Facebook has enhanced image-viewing yet again.
The Social networking giant wants to offer a seamless photo-sharing experience to its users by rolling out a new tool for thumbing through galleries across the site. Now, when you click Photos at the top of your Timeline, you’ll be presented with larger pics that will fill up the page. If all the images are in one page it will be easier to share photos.
Facebook’s blog stated on Monday, “With your Facebook photos all in one section, it’s simple to show friends your favorites. Click the star button to make important photos stand out.”
The photos will be presented in a new square format with the option to "highlight" certain shots to increase their footprint on the page. The Feature is similar to that of Google+.
It’s no surprise why Facebook is putting so much effort into photos. Photo-sharing has always been the backbone feature of Facebook. Also in the last couple of months, social bookmarking site Pinterest has become hugely popular for its demonstration of more visual experience highly preferred by its users.
Other sites like Quora and Chill.com have also taken inspiration from Pinterest’s design. Another major reason is the growing mobile userbase. Since photo-sharing is also among the most popular activities on mobile, Facebook spent $1 billion this year to purchase Instagram. The social networking giant has also rolled out its own Instagram competitor, Facebook Camera.
A Facebook spokesperson, however, says the latest upgrade is only for the Facebook desktop experience; mobile apps won’t be seeing any changes as of now.
The feature hasn't gone live on Facebook just yet, but eager social networkers can take a look at the source link below.