Facebook Photos got new look! a new version of its popular Photos app, complete with speed improvements and larger images.
“Now, the photos you share on Facebook are bigger (720 pixels to 960 pixels) and load twice as fast, giving you quicker access to more detailed images,” Facebook’s Justin Shaffer said in a blog post. “Photos you’ve already uploaded to your profile will also be displayed at this higher resolution.”
In addition to the increased photo size, Facebook is rolling out a revamped photo viewer. The new viewer takes up more screen real estate (since photos are now larger) and reduces clutter so users can focus on the photo and nothing else.
“The Facebook light box is now set against a simple white background that puts more of the focus on the photo, and less on the surrounding frame,” Shaffer noted.