Facebook has announced a major redesign of their News Feed yesterday, aiming to make it less cluttered. The new design is aimed at reducing clutter and focusing on content from your friends. To that end, Facebook has tweaked features like the sidebar, and added different news feeds in order to make specific content easier to access. These new sections are All Feeds, Photos, Music, and Following. Following, for instance, contains all of the posts from Pages that you follow, rather than posts from friends. Facebook is also going for a unified design on both web and mobile:
With the new design, now Facebook has the same look and feel on mobile, tablet and web. For example, the left-hand menu is accessible anywhere you go on Facebook. You also have a way to jump right to the top of News Feed whenever new stories come in.
The mobile version of the redesign will rollout sometime after the web. Facebook indicated that it plans to update iOS first, followed by Android. The full launch of the design is taking place over the coming weeks, so it’s not clear when everyone will have access to the new design.
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