Make Your Best Photos Shine

Photos on your website can be a representation of who you are, what you do, or what you love. We want your photos to show to your visitors as best they possibly can, no matter what kind of device they are using.

We’ve recently launched an upgraded photo carousel experience that takes photo viewing to the next level on mobile devices. Now your visitors can swipe, zoom, and double-tap with ease and get the best look at those beautiful snaps!

Video Overview

Here’s a short video overview of using the photo carousel on a mobile device and the upgrades we’ve introduced:

What’s New

Smooth, Hands-on, High Resolution Photo Viewing

  • Full-width photos expand to the display of your device
  • Swift, smooth pinch-to-zoom, and double-tap-to-zoom through your photos
  • New, higher resolution images that stay crisp and clear however far you zoom
  • A simpler, faster tap-to-close button to move back into the thumbnail gallery view

Faster, Clearer Navigation Between Photos

  • Responsive, fast swiping between your photos
  • Clear photo numbering navigation to show where you are in your gallery
  • With 5 or less photos, a dot navigation system you can tap to jump to any photo in the sequence

Easy Access Metadata and Comments for Every Photo

  • One-tap metadata for every photo
  • Per-photo comment notifications, with a single tap to view comments

Getting Started

If you’ve previously used our image carousel feature, your site has been upgraded automatically so your visitors will get the new experience starting right now.

If you haven’t added a carousel to your site so far, now’s a great time to give it a try. Simply insert a gallery block using our editor and your photos will show using the carousel whenever your visitors click or tap an image.


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  1. gabrieluttley1

    Thanks for the info

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  2. Digital Wonders and Smiles

    Yay! Thank you so much WordPress team!

    Liked by 20 people

  3. PRAPTI GUPTA

    Nice!!

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  4. Aveera k mehta

    🌸

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  5. Blazewing Firebird

    Thanks for the information!

    Liked by 22 people

  6. Pyro

    Awesome!

    Liked by 19 people

  7. Healthy Long

    Nice

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  8. mamkkay

    Thanks so much

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  9. robertball3710

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  10. Harry's Corp

    nice

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  11. Subhraroy

    Fine

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  12. Noorlance

    noicee

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  13. SaveGirlUg

    Amazing!

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  14. chriscalix

    Thank you check mine.

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  15. Bikram Chakraborty

    Wow

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  16. Dia❣🤦‍♀️

    What people must know and what people keen or eager to know? Can somebody help me, ✌

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  17. Anderson Gomez

    Thanks for the concrete information

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  18. Ginikaoti

    Thank you so much for the info

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  19. mazzadia

    Thank you so much

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  20. Akinola Oladele

    Nice

    Liked by 1 person

  21. JenT

    What a great update to an already great feature. Thank you, WordPress.com!

    Liked by 13 people

  22. Joyinspirational

    Amazing, thanks

    Liked by 12 people

  23. Deepak Mundiyafi

    Good one

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  24. Md Arif

    Half

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  25. heidl

    No, I’m afraid I can’t share the praise.

    The new view may be good for displaying images, but it isn’t possible anymore to show the description below the image – which is a total bummer for long-time users like me who have used this field excessively!

    Not only do I now have to revise all my existing 100+ blog posts now, no, I also have to come up with a solution to make the information from the image descriptions available to my visitors again.

    New updates are meant to add features, not strip away existing ones…

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  26. deepanilamani

    Very interesting and useful. Thank you for the upgrades 🙂

    Liked by 17 people

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