Soon, Facebook may look like Instagram with the new "Popular Photo" feature, which displays only images and captions – no status updates or articles.
- Facebook was testing a feature that would make NewsFeed look like Instagram
- & # 39; Popular Photos & # 39; only displayed images and captions in user feed
- There is also a label & # 39; See more photos & # 39; on photos so users can keep scrolling
- Facebook said it was testing the feature last month and has not yet released it.
Facebook is known for its imitation tactics, and this time the company is taking inspiration from Instagram.
The social media giant was testing "Popular Photos", which only display photos and captions in articles that accept NewsFeed and view status updates.
The test, first discovered by TechCrunch, uses an algorithm to display an endless scroll of friends' photos, allowing for more fun short browsing sessions.
A Facebook spokesman confirmed with TechCrunch that he was testing the feature known as Popular Photos in October but has already been completed.
However, "the team is now interacting with the product and plans to do updated testing in the future," the spokesman noted.
Facebook was testing "Popular Photos", which only display photos and captions in NewsFeed articles, such as news and view status updates
DailyMail.com has arrived on Facebook and has not yet received a response.
Facebook is also using Instagram's caption layout – it will only display 65 characters so that the stream is not bombarded with words.
According to TechCrunch, when a person clicks on a photo while using Popular Photos, they can tap it to view it in full screen on a black cinema view background.
Normally, when a user swipes or scrolls the photo, they are sent back to NewsFeed, but with the new feature, they get endless photo scrolling.
There is a "See more photos" label under the initial image, which opens the floodgates of the images shared by friends and the people they follow.
The process reflects that of the videos related to Facebook's 2014 feature. After watching a video, the feed automatically drops to another clip with similar content.
There is a "See more photos" label displayed below the initial image, which opens a flood gate for images shared by friends and the people they follow.
The process reflects that of the videos related to Facebook's 2014 feature.
After watching a video, the feed automatically drops to another clip with similar content.
The appeal seems to be Facebook's perception that people like visual content compared to status updates and articles – and the site is known to copy Snapchat into it.
Facebook launched Stories on Instagram two years ago and launched it on its flagship application.
For Facebook and Instagram, Stories highlights content in a horizontal layout that disappears within 24 hours – just like Snapchat.
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