Facebook makes photos bigger. And it’s way better.

Latest Facebook change: bigger photosThe next time you hop on Facebook, you may be delighted to see that the photo of your friend’s beautiful new baby is displayed prominently across your page. Or…you may bummed to see that your friend’s drunken wedding photos are displayed prominent across your page.

That’s not your friends doing, but rather a change that Facebook is making to how it displays photos.

Facebook just announced that it is redesigning the way photos are laid out and are giving more screen space to the photos you want to see more of. 

In the photo section, you’ll see that pictures are displayed more prominently, and you can also use the menu tools to find shots you’re tagged in or flip through past albums. Fortunately, if there are specific shots you want to call out on your Timeline, you can click the little star on the photo to highlight them on your page–which is good if you have friends that don’t quite curate their photos as judiciously as you do.  (Ahem.)

Facebook is rolling out this new photo display to its users over the next couple weeks, so sit tight for those big, beautiful photos, then let us know what you think of it. -Jeana 

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Jeana Lee Tahnk is a prolific tech writer, crafty mom, and fan of any products that make it easier to raise three children.

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  • Reply August 7, 2012


    If your kids are among the 600 million Facebook members, there is a good chance that somewhere out there your children’s pictures are among the over 100 billion photos hosted by Facebook. Even though you might be monitoring your kids’ status updates, you need to also be aware of the new facial recognition technology now being used by Facebook with these billions of photos.

    Some see this new option as a valuable and time-saving tool, while others see it as another invasion of privacy and downright creepy. For parents it is definitely a time to reassess kids’ safety online — make sure you understand the facts and can help protect your children.


    ED disclosure: This is a link to this commenter’s blog. Thanks for the perspective.

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