Big changes to Facebook photo viewer

    | News | 23/03/2012 12:08pm

    Your Facebook photos will be taking on a new look. Facebook has announced the next big thing in recent changes made to the social networking site: high-resolution and full screen photo viewing.

    As of yesterday, Facebook’s photo viewer will automatically display photos in the highest possible resolution, which they say can be up to 4 times bigger than before on large displays.

    Facebook users will now start to see options to expand photos to be viewed full-screen. In Firefox and Chrome, you can click the arrows at the top-right corner to view photos in their full screen, high-res glory.

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    Does this hint at Facebook’s ambitions to poise itself as a rival to popular photo sharing sites such as Flickr and 500px? Or is it simply trying to increase its edge over Google+, which has become popular among photographers?

    Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 12:08 pm under News.

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