Major design overhaul for Facebook’s News Feed coming your way
Yesterday Facebook announced a major design change for the page you probably look at the most during your day, Facebook’s news feed. The news feed page is the first stop for most to soak up information about the goings-on of friends, coworkers and stalkees; and was last changed two years ago.
According to Mark Zuckerberg, the new news feed wants to be your ‘ personalized newspaper’ and hence the new design gets rid of the clutter (scroll bars and buttons) and prioritizes visuals. Photos and albums have become a lot bigger (much like your timeline). Any shared articles will now include a larger summary and the logo of the publication.Third party content from Youtube, Vimeo or Pinterest etc will also appear larger and more attractive.
Facebook is also splitting up your information feed into different sections like Music, Games, Friends etc. They will now be gathered in the upper right corner of the page as tabs. This will give users more control over what they actually want to see (or not see) on their news feed. The social network will also become smarter and recommend articles or other content from people or pages that you might have liked in a post.
And while some critics have already pointed out how similar the design change is to Google+, I am looking forward to a bigger, brighter Facebook. The new design has already begun rolling out, although expect a slow process as the company tests reactions and gathers feedback. But if you are itching to be one of the first to have it, get on the waiting list here.