Facebook Photos : Bigger, Better and a Slideshow!

To most of us who are on Facebook, this social networking site is no longer just a place where we connect with people. It has developed into a more diverse website. One of the many functions of Facebook now is it serves as our modern day photo album, where we chronicle important events in our lives by sharing photos ranging from what we’re eating, your baby’s cute photos, or anything you feel like sharing. There are even people who post photos for their own consumption or for safe-keeping (I personally have albums that are only visible to me).

Facebook Photos

This is why Facebook is continually improving our photo viewing experience. And I think the latest updates on Facebook photos are just amazing, and I believe that businesses with a Facebook page will greatly benefit from this too. πŸ™‚


Bigger Album and Photo Thumbnails

THIS is what I love most about this update – bigger album and photo thumbnails. ‘Nuff said. πŸ™‚

If you check the contents of the album or if you go to the middle tab, you’ll see how tightly the images are now arranged. I love it! And I bet you already know about the fullscreen view, right? πŸ™‚

Tighter photos, larger thumbnails on Facebook


Photo Slideshow on Hover

I am a very visual person and when I view photo albums, especially when I’m “stalking” someone, I quickly browse the cover images for each photo album. If they look interesting enough, I click through.

This time, you can view the first 5 photos of the album just by hovering or placing your mouse cursor on the cover image. It’ll be shown to you through a slideshow. Cool, eh?



Like or Comment on Photo Tabs Directly

You can now like or comment, or see those who have, on the photos without having to click on each image individually.

Like or comment directly on the Facebook photo tab page


Highlight or Edit Images on Photo Tab Page

You can highlight, make profile picture, download, change date, or even delete a photo directly on the Photo Tab page.

Highlight or edit your Facebook photos on the tab page


More Organized View with Tabs

It’s now easier to switch to your own photo albums, photos where you were tagged, and all your photos with the tabs on top.

Facebook Photo thumbnails are now bigger

You don’t have to scroll down to view photos where you were tagged. Plus, they have a Videos album now.

The photos are also organized by year, Timeline view:

Facebook photos are organized by year, Timeline view



OFF-TOPIC: Bigger Thumbnails for Liked Links

Oh, by the way, did you see the larger thumbnails for liked links? πŸ™‚

Bigger thumbnails for liked links

Overall, I’m very happy with these changes on Facebook photos. I wonder what they’ll be doing next.

How about you? What do you think of these Facebook updates?

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