Facebook Upgrades Photo Viewing and Sharing, Adds Highlighting Feature

30 July 2012
Facebook Upgrades Photo Viewing and Sharing, Adds Highlighting Feature

Facebook just announced today that they're adding improvements to the photos section, which would turn photo viewing more enjoyable.  With the photo view upgrade, you will be able to highlight your favorite photos in your album and even photos you're tagged in. 

"Showcase photos you like…. With your Facebook photos all in one section, it’s simple to show friends your favorites. Click the star button to make important photos stand out."

 

Here's how your photos would look with the upgrade:

new-facebook-photo-view

 

The new design brings you first to the photos you're tagged in, unlike the old that shows the list of your albums and  burries tagged photos at the bottom of the page. 

While many are excited about this upgrade, some just can't resist to point out that it's just a copy of Google+ albums. 

new-facebook-photo-view-comment

Google+ automatically highlights the most popular photos based on +1's and comments, which is not how the Facebook album redesign works. Facebook gives you that liberty to showcase photos you most like. 

Here's how a photo album looks like on Google+:

google-plus-photo-view

So what do you think? Which is better? Are you excited to see this change on Facebook?

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