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Facebook to Resize Photos Shared on Mobile News Feeds

Starting today, Facebook is going to start rolling out a much more photo-centric mobile look for users. If you glance at your feed in the next few days, you’ll begin to be greeted by much bigger image thumbnails than what we’re used to, so for all you photo lovers, this is awesome. In fact, photos will now be a complete 3x larger in the mobile app and on the mobile site. Whoa.

Via: Facebook

  • aj522

    As someone else said, the pictures are way to big. There was nothing wrong with small thumbnails that let you see the entire pic, and if you wanted to see it larger clicking it!

  • teejaycard

    I HATE IT!!!!!!!!! X100,000,000

  • Sean Bello

    translation: don’t bother using the fb app unless you have full LTE

  • Jon

    sounds a lot like what Google + is already doing. I read somewhere that this is Instagram influence…I doubt it’s Instagram as much as it’s Google +.

    It’s a shame Google + isn’t more popular, it really is better than Facebook in so many small, yet significant ways.

    • Medications

      You’re delusional

  • Scott

    Flipboard = FTW

  • Scott

    Flipbook FTW

  • Acid’sMark

    @Timotato:disqus are you hiding scratches on your screen with those black marks on your post image with Photoshop???

    • I noticed those too, not sure what it is. The picture was taken by Kellex on his device. So, I’ll ask him! 😛

      • Acid’sMark

        Lol, if it’s what I think then tell him to get some Photoshop skills asap!

  • I wish they would just concentrate on getting things like notifications or comments to load quicker. FB in the browser is SO much faster.

  • Scott Bowen

    I’ll check it out for a day… Then go back to Friendcaster… lol

  • Bionic

    Next up, resize your penis pictures

  • BigLa

    Geez it’s a slow news day.

  • John

    Doesn’t really matter at all if I still can’t remove people’s stupid tags of their friends all over the picture, effectively hiding the content from me.

    • Michael G

      Click the photo and they disappear.

  • Michael G

    Didn’t Google+ already announce that they were doing this last week with the update to the iOS app? Somebody’s gettin’ nervous…

    • Liderc

      They did, but no one uses G+ so no one really noticed.

      • Michael G

        True dat.

  • GuidZilla

    Is this what has been showing up in a couple different forms for a couple weeks now? Large images that push off the size of the screen so you only see partials unless you actual tap into it… not exactly pretty.

  • BrianWenger

    Fix the contact picture sync and terrible app performance. Until then I just have to deal with Friendcaster’s fewer shortcomings.

  • Andrew

    this is perfect for my facePad!

  • meh. google+ is where the partys at

    • OMG, G+ is light years better than facebook. It’s just too bad none of my friends use it (besides a few nerdy friends).

    • OhAaron

      I was a Google+ supporter, until Google totally wrote Android users a big FU with the latest update for iOS that we still haven’t seen.

      • FU? They said an update is coming in a few weeks. And the app on Android has been way better than anything that was on iOS to begin with…

        • OhAaron

          I didn’t want to wait a few weeks. I have a GNex, and I use a ton of Google services. You’d think that those that are loyal to them would be thrown a bone first. I found it to be a slap in the face, so I put my stock back into FB. It’s a stupid move to release updates for your competitor’s devices first.

          • LiterofCola

            All I heard was “Waaaaaahhhhhh.” 😉

      • Michael G

        That won’t make me give up on Google+ but I’m putting that down as a strike 1 AND 2. That was like a kick in da’ nuts.

      • Jon

        Patience. They said it was coming to Android in 2 weeks. Don’t see what the big deal is as long as we get it in a timely manner.

      • summit1986

        I won’t cry too much… let’s face it, the more Apple exposure things have, the more things will progress. Apple may not be the first to do anything, but when they do adopt existing technology and apps, they skyrocket in popularity. Let’s wait and see if the next iPhone has NFC… guarantee it will be “the next big thing”.

  • John


  • ….And will probably take 15X longer to load