If you’re sick interrupting your news feed reading to open and load photos, you’ll like a new Facebook mobile site, iOS, and Android app redesign rolling out today that makes photos three times larger. The new look lets you see single photos at full width so there’s less need to open them, while the bigger previews of photo albums will help you instantly assess whether to dive in or breeze past.
As Facebook’s user base shifts to mobile where it can’t show as many ads as easily, it will need to keep mobile session length and return visit frequency high. Making the news feed nicer to browse should certainly help. Here’s the before and after photos…of photos.
Browsing through near endless streams of photos has always been a huge driver of time on site for Facebook’s web interface. But on mobile where slower connections can stall you from rapidly “nexting” to the next image, users probably don’t look through as many photos in a single sequence. Today’s move to a larger three-photo news feed preview of could entice more users to start those long sequences.
Facebook Redesigns Mobile To Make News Feed Photos 3X Larger, Less Squinty
Mon, 14 May 2012 18:16:56 GMT