Facebook has provided us with many great features that we are having fun with, but there are some hidden facts about Facebook that most of you don’t know. Each picture you upload, Facebook automatically and instantly creates an ASCII art version of those pictures. This happens with all of the photos you upload. This feature was spotted by Mathias Bynens and he reported the same on Twitter.
To check out those ASCII art Facebook photos, you need to open the photo. Then you need to copy the link to the image, which you can do by right-clicking on the image and selecting the “copy image URL” option. Now paste this URL into the address bar of your browser, and then add “.html” at the end of the link. Voila! There’ll be a full-color ASCII art version of that photo.
This new Facebook trick works for Instagram too. And if you want a black and white version of the ASCII art photo, then just add “.txt” at the end of the image URL instead of “.html”.
Though you must remember that it does not work with every photo, and the rule is that the photo you’re trying to get the ASCII art version of should be public. Anyway, we don’t know yet why Facebook has been doing this with all the photos. Any guesses?