Facebook announces major redesign for web and mobile

Facebook announce major redesign for web and mobile

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.

Do you like the look of this redesign? Do you prefer the current layout? Let us know below in the comments.

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Joseph Keller

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Reader comments

Facebook announces major redesign for web and mobile


The look really doesn't matter. What will the functionality be like? They seem to break something every time they make a new change. Currently I can't seem to tag someone in comments using the iOS app, when I look at it on the web there is just a space where the tag is supposed to be. Facebook needs to spend more time with quality control.

I think the new design is amazing, and I will love not having all the clutter that I have now. Hopefully they get to my request on the waiting list soon.

Personally I think Facebook needs to remove some things. I could care less about my Pintrest showing up on the left side. I miss the days when Facebook was a lot simpler. Post Pics, Comment, Send Messages. . . Now we have games and crap all over the place and a ton of advertisement. Wish I had a say in design when it came to Facebook.