Facebook on Monday upgraded its Android and iOS apps to enable users to share multiple photos on the social network in a single post, as part of the new collage layout.
The new Facebook apps for Android and iOS will let users choose the order in which multiple images will be visible to friends once uploaded, listing the order in a number format. After choosing the images, users would be able to see a preview of the post, and also "write an introduction for the story, and add captions to individual photos."
The Facebook blog post also explains that users, right before finalising and tapping on the 'Post' button, can also rearrange the images with a simple drag and drop. Once the images have been posted, the uploader's friends would see the images in a new collage-style instead of an horizontal group of photos, with the first few featured more prominently. Once friends click an image, they will be shown the multiple photos in the order the uploader has specified.
"This is a culmination of all the work we've done in the last year around storytelling," stated Rose Yao, Facebook's Product Manager for photos, to Mashable. "It's not just about the weddings and big trips. It's about the silly daily moments, too."
Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a new layout for the Photos section on its Android and iOS apps, and also added a new 'Uploads' tab. The new design in the Facebook app shows the same collage-style design mentioned above in the Photos section and in the new Uploads tab, enlarging the most-liked images among them.
Last month, Facebook had updated the News Feed to show more timely stories from Friends and Pages. One part of the update had included the way Facebook will show timely content higher-up in the News Feed based on trending topics. The second part of the update was based on the liking or commenting on a post.