Facebook is checking a popular photos include that would make the feed look more like Instagram Rather of seeing a feed of status reports, with and without pictures, the choice would show only images and quick captions.
The feature would be activated automatically when you tap on a picture to see it full-size …
The test was found by TechCunch
TechCrunch has found Facebook testing a function called Popular Photos, which attaches an endless scroll of algorithmically picked pics from friends below the full-screen view of an image opened from the News Feed. The result is an experience that feels like the Instagram feed, but within Facebook […]
A Facebook representative validates that Facebook was running a little test of Popular Photos in October when we found it.
The site discusses how it works.
When users discover an image in the News Feed or a profile, they can tap on it to see it full-screen on a black theater-view background.
By scrolling down past the Popular Photos title, they’ll see additional pics and a “See More Photos” label beckoning them to keep whipping through more public and friends-only images shared by good friends and who they follow.
This is similar to what happens when you tap to play a video: after seeing it, it scrolls down to another suggested video.
My main reason for using Facebook is to keep in touch with what’s going on with pals I don’t see all the time, and it’s the status messages rather than the pictures which are the focus for me.
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