Facebook had declared earlier today that they are giving its admired news feed a new look and experience.
”The news feed is one of the most important things we’ve built,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the presentation in the media gathering. Likening news feed to “the most personalized newspaper,” Zuckerberg added that “the stories around you deserve to be displayed with more than just text.”
The News Feed has been the method of sucking information about our friends, frenemies, exes, and coworkers, since 2006. It had modified since then—complicating and simplifying itself—as Facebook experiments with newer ways to show you new statuses, photos, and links.But unlike past attempts, it’s bigger (truly, wider), brighter, and overall more eye-strangling. It’s full of news. It’s full of sections.
“How we’re all sharing is changing and the news feed needs to evolve with those changes. This is the evolving face of news feed.” He added.
The new news feed present three major changes:
Facebook New News Feed Now Focus on Bigger Images
Facebook new News Feed is filled with high-resolution photos, videos, music, apps—a lot of things that make plain on text statuses look dumb. An so it embraces a Timeline, with a newer look that is supposed to be aiming straight at dazzling your eyes. It’s the same old dumb photos, sure, but they are on steroids.
When it comes to the feed itself, the focus on stories is now much more visual. Greater emphasis is given to images — which are now bigger than before. Photos now make up nearly 50% of news feed stories and are now front and center.
If you see shades of Instagram — or Google+ — in the new feed, you aren’t alone. We see them too.
Facebook New News Feed will have More Feeds
Talking about the “feeds” aspect of news feed, users now have access to multiple forms of feeds and have more control over which types of news they want to see.
Users can subscribe to varying types of feeds, counting feeds from all friends, family, music, photos, games and those who a user “follows.”
And, for those of us who don’t like the way Facebook sorts news feed content, a sequential view is now available.
Facebook New News Feed would be Mobile Consistent
The new news feed blueprint was inspired by mobile integration. It takes major adoptions from the Facebook apps for smartphones and tablets, adding a interactive side navigation bar and more blank space.
Knowing the fact that more people have access to Facebook from mobile than ever, Facebook focused on making the experience more regular, regardless of the platform.
Facebook new news feed will start rolling out today on web.