The social media giant Facebook has just announced a new design for its News Feed, including changes in the flow of status updates, photos and advertisements its users see on the site. The new Facebook News Feed is designed in a way to reduce clutter and focus more on stories that people share, as the company continues to carry out their mission: to make the world more open and connected.
Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new design by stating that the “News Feed is one of the most important things we’ve built.” He compared the news feed to a personalized newspaper that gives users the ability to selectively read stories depending on their interests.
The new News Feed will house a nice mix of news content and stories from your friends and family. According to Facebook, the new design will make photos, news articles, maps and events look brighter and more beautiful.
To make sure you’re seeing all the stories you want to see, Facebook has different new feeds to explore in addition to the same News Feed you have today:
- All Friends – a feed that shows you everything your friends are sharing
- Photos – a feed with nothing but photos from your friends and the Pages you like
- Music – a feed with posts about the music you listen to
- Following – a feed with the latest news from the Pages you like and the people you follow.
Facebook has made the new design common on all platforms – “With the new design, now Facebook has the same look and feel on mobile, tablet and web. For example, the left-hand menu is accessible anywhere you go on Facebook. You also have a way to jump right to the top of News Feed whenever new stories come in.”
It is also known that users will not see the old Facebook logo anywhere on the site. It is now replaced with the letter “f” throughout the site. There are several new features and changes that have been implemented along with the new design. We will do a complete review of the new Facebook News Feed design once we get access to it.
Zuckerberg stated that the new News Feed design will be rolling out slowly over the coming weeks on web and mobile. However, if you’re interested to give it a try, you can add yourself to the waiting list by visiting www.facebook.com/newsfeed. The new design updates will be available on your iPhone and iPad in the coming weeks and to Android soon after.