Facebook Announces Redesigned News Feed: Larger Image, Personalized Newspaper Feel, Consistent Mobile Design

Posted on Mar 7 2013 - 11:55pm by Editorial Staff


The social giant has just announced a redesigned News Feed which separates streams of content into multiple categories giving a feel like of a “personalized newspaper” as what Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. The redesigned News Feed not only gives you the top stories in the news but also brings out socially relevant content in front of you from the people i.e. friends and family near you.

“You see, almost 50 percent of the content in News Feed is now photos, and almost 30 percent of content comes from Pages,” said Zuckerberg. The redesigned News Feed will focus primarily on visual design which includes rich stories which are visually engaging, choice of different feeds and dig into any topic you want and mobile consistency that shares the same experience across different platforms.

Facebook along with this also work on expanding the complete summary as well as logo of the publication. Further, the time when number of people sharing says an article, profile icons hover over on the left-hand side will display. The company also start making the use of recommended articles as well as other content from people or pages they feel like interested in.

The company has introduced several new feeds to explore in feeds to explore in addition to the same News Feed you have today which includes:

  • 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.

Facebook will be rolling out the new design in the coming weeks both on web and mobile although if you like to get it early, visit http://www.facebook.com/newsfeed and add yourself to the waiting list while the design updates will be available on your iPhone and iPad in the coming weeks and to Android soon after.

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