Facebook adds simple photo commenting function

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Thumbnail image for logo_facebook.jpgAdding photos to a Facebook comment thread has just got far easier, with Zuckerberg’s gang adding the ability to upload an image directly inside replies.

Before this update landed, users had to post a link from a photo hosting site, or the direct image URL in order to display their finely crafted memes and selfies, leaving behind an unnecessary URL as part of the post. Now, it’s simply a matter of uploading the image directly from your computer.

“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 blog 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.”

The update comes hot on the heels of Facebook’s introduction of hashtag searching through the social network, adding Twitter-like functionality to the service.

Gerald Lynch