Facebook Rolls Out 'Bigger & Showcase' Photos Features; Allow Saving Posts to a New 'Saved' Folder

Facebook made viewing photos more enjoyable with two improvements made to the photos section including: See bigger photosNow when you click Photos at the top of your timeline, you'll see larger pictures that fill up the page. "You can use the menu to find shots you're tagged in, pictures you've shared and albums you've created," […]

Facebook made viewing photos more enjoyable with two improvements made to the photos section including:

See bigger photos
Now when you click Photos at the top of your timeline, you'll see larger pictures that fill up the page. "You can use the menu to find shots you're tagged in, pictures you've shared and albums you've created," Facebook said.

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.

Facebook Showcase Photos

Today's update brings the Facebook profile's photos section closer to the layout from before Timeline. Since Timeline launched, when you clicked through to see photos, Facebook forced you to choose between a huge set of albums and buried tagged photos at the bottom of the page. Now the photos section accessible via the "Photos" tile beneath the Timeline is divided into three tabs:

  • "Photos of You" or "Photos of [Friend's Name]" - this is the default view
  • "Photos" that someone has uploaded individually but aren't tagged in
  • "Albums"

To make sure friends see the photos, you can hover over a photo and click "highlight" to instantly boost it to four times the size in a pretty snazzy little animation. Facebook already had this feature for your Timeline posts including, but enlarging a status update or link isn't nearly as useful and the feature is a better fit for the dedicated photos section.

If you want to learn more about the tools you can use to make your photos look better, visit the Help Center.

Also, Facebook today released an update to its iOS app through Facebook.com with an added functionality that now allow you to save posts to a new "Saved" folder.

"To access your Saved folder, you must first scroll to the bottom of the sidebar menu and tap on Edit Favorites. Next, tap the + sign and select Saved from your list of Apps. Then tap Done. Now, you should see your Saved folder in the Favorites section of your sidebar menu!," Facebook explained.

Facebook allow post saving to a new saved folder

The update doesn't require an update from the App Store as it is rolling out on Facebook.com), but Facebook will notify you in your timeline.

Facebook Enable Bigger Photos