My email has been burning up the past couple of days regarding the announcement made Thursday by Facebook concerning the release of the redesigned Facebook newsfeed. This newsfeed redesign by Facebook is the first change to the feed in over 18 months. Speculations about the changes are running wild, but it seems relatively simple and easy. Not to be a big major adjustment for most users.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerman announced that the redesign will focus on more visual posts, the ability to view content –specific feeds and more consistency between mobile and desktop. Zuckerman stated users will not be able to “drill into any topic” they want with splits in the newsfeed.
Photos will be bigger. Events will be more visual and lined up on a calendar and link previews will offer more details. Links shared by multiple friends will be linked together so the users can toggle through the discussions and comments.
Facebook will be finally consistent between smartphone, desktop and tablet users. A menu will follow you on the left-side of the Facebook page, no matter your device, and allow you to adjust what you are seeing.
No matter how you think of it, it means less clutter and more of what interests you. That’s always welcome.
With the increased photo size and the larger view of cover photos, now might be a good time to reconsider your cover photo and make sure it accurately conveys the message you want friends and users to see. Cover photos are now more important than ever.
For more information on how the newsfeed will look, please visit www.facebook.com/facebookmarketing.
The new design will be slowly rolling out over the next few weeks on all devices. If you would like to get it early, please visit www.facebook.com/newsfeed and add your name to the waiting list.