Users in the past could only view 20 photos at a time before clicking on a “next” button which helped keep down page load times, but required more clicking, while different photos sizes for each thumbnail left a less than desired output.
The new albums were in beta testing with select visitors for the last several weeks and now provides no pagination, just scroll down to the bottom of your photos and the new photos will automatically load.
The pictures you see on the new pages also feature a standardized thumbnail size, leaving a more straightforward and clean output.
It’s not the first update Facebook has rolled out in recent weeks for their photo product, at the start of June the social network began implementing face detection software and they also pushed up the allowable size for photos to 720px.
Here’s a before and after look at the new output: