One of the frustrations that people had with Facebook along with tedious privacy settings was the way photos were uploaded. Photo sharing was difficult to say the very least and you never got any clue when the sharing will be completed. Last month Facebook updated their photo sharing capability which now allows for more faster upload, more bigger photos and better viewing of photos.
If you have multiple photos to upload, now you don’t have to wait for all of them to get uploaded first and then do some editing. As soon as one photo is uploaded you can customize it like captioning it. This also holds true for Albums. This definitely reduces the time to a great deal.
Viewing a particular photo is improved as the focus is more on the picture. The background is white and does not detract the viewer from the actual picture.
Also Facebook has now increased the characters limit on status updates. You can now post status update up to 60,000 characters per update. With this limit Facebook is claiming that now you can post an entire novel in just nine status updates.
Was it really necessary? I don’t think so. Facebook had character limit of 5000 which was good enough. Status updates and News Feeds have a different purpose than that of a blog or novel. But like many things, its more a response to Google+ than anything else. Ever since Google+ has came in Facebook is copying everything from there. Circles gave birth to Smart Lists, Followers gave birth to Subscribers, Hangouts to video chats and now this.
Remember Google claims that they have no limit of characters on Status Updates of Google+. Although it was tested that they have a limit of 100,000 characters. Go ahead Facebook, you are not too far behind because its the numbers that matter. Poor Twitter, still stuck to 140 characters.