Facebook finally ditched its years… old user New Feed with an mobile inspired more vibrant and colorful New Feed. At an event held at Facebook HQ, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a complete overhauled “New Feed” in a way to reduce clutters and focus more on stories.
With the redesigned News Feed, Photos, news articles, maps and events all look brighter and more beautiful. The mobile inspired News Feed, brings most of the design elements directly from its Mobile apps. Now Facebook has the same look and feel on mobile, tablet and web. As an example, the left-hand menu in the new redesigned Facebook layout is coming directly from the Mobile menu that slides from the left hand side and it’s accessible anywhere you go on Facebook. Also users always have a way to jump right to the top of News Feed whenever new stories come in. In addition the normal new feed, Facebook is also bringing in several other news feed like –
- 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.
“At a personal level we built a service that lets you see and feel the people and friends you care about. What we’re trying to do is give everyone in the world the best personalized newspaper. It should have quality public content from friends. It should have a front page and it should let you drill down into any topic you want. It should be visual, rich and engaging. They should be displayed with more than just text. From the beginning our goal with news feed was different than what any service was trying to provide. You should be able to share any type of content you want…and with any audience you want. The types you tell with photos are totally different.” commented Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook will be rolling out this new design over the coming weeks on both web and mobile (including iOS and Android mobile apps). Users can also get early access to the redesigned News Feed by joining the wait list.