Facebook rolls-out greatest photo update yet with full screen-mode

Facebook frequently changes the way it displays user photos on its site and now the social network has rolled out its greatest photo update yet by displaying photos in high resolution at four times larger than its original size, that will allow full screen viewing of the image.
Facebook made the announcement on Thursday claiming that images will be crisper, of a higher quality and can be up to four times larger than before.
Users in chrome and the latest version of Firefox can enable this new full-screen version feature by clicking on the arrow in the top right hand corner. The image will appear in full screen mode and if part of an album, users can scroll through it without exiting from the full screen mode.
While the previous revision of the photo album viewer in February brought more prominent ads to the interface, all advertisements disappear when the photo expands to the full-screen view.
Facebook has known for some time that their photos weren’t displaying in such a great quality, however, Ryan Mack, a Facebook engineer said in a blog post that he started working on the photo updates after he noticed the colouring was off in his photos. As a result, an updated colour profile for improved accuracy has also been rolled-out as part of the update.

Mack explains, “œInside the Sydney Opera house I took a photo that I just couldn‘t wait to share with my friends, but when I uploaded it to Facebook the seats ended up looking way too red. It was a subtle change, but it bothered me enough to investigate.“
In my experience, when entering into the full screen mode, rather than the size of the image adjusting to take up the full screen, it simply appears on a solid black background without the the caption information and ads displayed in the right sidebar.
Have you tried Facebook’s latest photo viewing update – What do you think?
Source: Mashable