Finally, the announcement is out and I am pretty excited to share the fresh new design of Facebook News feed coming our way. Many of you might have already read about it in other tech or social media sites/blogs and have some ideas of what’s going on. In any case, I would like to summarise the changes here so that you can consume all the key changes in 5 minutes or less.
So, here is the summary of the key changes to the Facebook’s new design:
1. Bigger and Richer Media (e.g. Images, Video) Display:
Just treat it that we are going to receive an upgrade to a wide screen HD TV. Effectively, what we are going to get is a richer and bigger media (like images, videos etc…) display. So, you can expect more vibrant visual display on your Facebook soon.
2. More control of what we want to see in our News feed:
Better and more relevant News feed filters is being incorporated. Many a time, we missed some interesting stories from our friends because our news feed simply too cluttered. In the upcoming new design, you can control the type of posts to be displayed in your news feed by filtering through any of the following options:
Most Recent (default) - Show all posts from friends and pages and groups
All Friends – show all posts from friends only
Close Friends - show all posts from close friends only
Photos - show all posts with photos only
Musics - show all posts with musics sharing
Following – show all posts that you are following
Games – show all posts with games sharing
Groups – show all posts from groups only
3. More mobile inspired’s user experiences:
In the new design, all the menu are displayed vertically on a black panel bar on the left (just like the smartphone version). Facebook made it clear that this new design was inspired by their mobile version. The good thing is that we will be having a consistent experience across all platforms.
Are you excited about the new design yet? I am surely looking forward to it! But hang on there, the new design is not available yet (according to the source, it will be rolled out gradually in the next few weeks). If you want to be the first few batches to experience the new design, you can register your interest through the following link.
In addition, if you want to understand more about the thinking behind this fresh design, check out the video below:
All in all, this upcoming Facebook’s new design is cleaner, bigger and more controllable.
Do you like the new design? Feel free to share your view in the comment section.