Facebook Is Secretly Making Amazing Computer Art With Your Photos

Computer art is awesome, especially if it's hidden in plain sight. It's been discovered that every photo you upload to Facebook or Instagram is secretly being replicated as a html page using ASCII. Put simply, your images are being converted to text and they look incredible!

This discovery was made by Mathias Bynens who tweeted about it. Breaking down his instructions, this hack works with all Instagram pictures and any Facebook pictures set to public.

On Facebook, you just need to right-click on the image and open it in a new tab, whereas you'll need to find the original .jpg image link in the code on Instagram (right-click and 'inspect' on Chrome). After this, add ".html" to the end of the link and watch your images get transformed. We've set up a couple of before and after shots below.