Adding a photo inside a Facebook comment has been a laborious task, but the social networking site is addressing this first-world with photos that can be uploaded directly inside replies.
"When I'm talking with a friend, sometimes showing a photo helps me tell a story much better than words alone," explained Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin in a post.
"If we're hanging out in person, I can show a photo from my phone, but on Facebook I'd have to post a link to a photo. Now, you'll be able to attach a photo directly when posting a comment."
Baldwin asked his friends to try out Facebook's new photo-in-comments feature, to which 25 people replied - one with an obligatory cat meme.
The latest Facebook tweak
Previously, to get a photo inside a Facebook comment, users had to insert a link to another destination like the popular photo uploading service imgur.com.
This created an awkward "link preview" along with the image, and kept the usually way-too-long hyperlink string intact.
Today's change does away with the need for a "link preview" and distracting hyperlink, and simply puts just the photo out there for everyone to see.
- Check out Facebook's new newsfeed, which is still rolling out to members.
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