Facebook announced today that they will be rolling out a newly designed News Feed to allow users to use Facebook more effectively. The roll-out begins today, visit http://www.facebook.com/about/newsfeed to see if you can get the update, but it will then gradually roll out to everyone. The most notable changes are: large photos, videos, maps for check-ins, more detailed information from publications, a larger display of possible friends without having to click on their profile. You can also view highly trending content.
Facebook claims that this redesign will have “a richer, simpler, more beautiful feel” as well as more choices to change what shows up on your feed. You can determine what feed you want to view from choices such as music, news content/likes, photos and games.
Facebook’s new navigation menu is inspired by their mobile apps and allows a continuous looks and fell across devices (desktop, tablet,phones). The company claims that you get the most out of small screens to gain a greater experience. New notifications, that Facebook calls “new stories bubble,” show updates across your feeds, that float on the top of your screen.
Facebook are excited about the new design, but they are planning to roll it out on a gradual basis to certain users and spreading the new format to a wider audience. We are excited to see what this new News Feed entails, it looks a lot cleaner and seems easier to navigate. Take a look yourself with the demo video below:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YaQQHYQHnMk]