Facebook photo viewer gets an update, goes HD

Support for high-definition content is slowly, yet steadily becoming a standard feature among various device categories. Digital cameras and phone cameras, are not the ones to be left behind and have been working at delivering higher resolutions. Obviously, these days most of us love to instantly share the captured memories on social networks and Facebook has stepped up its photo viewer abilities with further support for HD. The updated photo viewer has been released for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users now.

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The photo viewer has been upgraded to display images in the highest resolution possible. Yes, all those happy, whacky and embarrassing images will now flash in higher resolution. On a large display, the photos will seem four times bigger than how they used to appear earlier. The rollout hasn’t reached all users, yet. NDTV reports that one can view photos in the full screen mode by  clicking on options and choosing ‘view full screen’ or by clicking the little ‘expansion arrow’, which hovers on the upper right edge.


Viewing images in high definition up to 2048 pixels definitely seems like a delight to the eyes. Last year, we saw Facebook introduce a lot of changes at its F8 event. The new Timeline showcases your entire life in a chronological form, enabling to view all your status changes, photos in the timeline. For fervent Facebook app users, every time an app wants to post on your wall, it will ask for permission. However, the app will only ask permission once and updates will be posted to your timeline. The social network also added some deep media integration. With a whooping rise in the number of Facebook users, and content sharing, this seems just the right step. 


Although, there have been some welcoming changes, we still hope Facebook works on the privacy issues. In the last few years, Facebook has been gripped with various security issues and scams

Published Date: Mar 24, 2012 02:45 pm | Updated Date: Mar 24, 2012 02:45 pm