Facebook Brings Mosaic View to Photo Albums
Facebook's grid photo view will soon be a thing of the past, as the social networking site begins to replace the old layout for its Photos pages with a new mosaic view. Instead of displaying standard-sized images with gaps in between them, the new mosaic view, with a mixture of large and small photos, makes it possible to fill the entire page in a more attractive spread.
Facebook has added three new tabs on top of the Photos page as well, and they include: photos of you, photos you've shared, and albums you've created. According to The Verge's report, the new layout is designed by the ex-Sofa team whom Facebook acquired in June last year. The same group of designers and developers are also said to be behind the recent Facebook Camera app, which comes complete with its own filters and batch-uploading features.
The latest change enables users to highlight and edit posts within the photo viewer, which borrows a similar function from Facebook's Timeline. By highlighting an image, the photo image will be given a page-wide spread on the Timeline profile. In addition, users can also comment, like, or edit the photo via a pop-up module simply by moving the mouse-pointer over the image.
Facebook is in the midst of rolling out the updated Photo feature globally, so don't fret if you don't see the new mosaic design as yet.