Big changes to Facebook photo viewer

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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?