Facebook reinvents its News Feed: Bigger photos, customized feeds
The redesign emphasizes different feeds for photos, videos and the like.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook just took the wraps off a newly redesigned News Feed, that's more visually driven and will offer a consistent design across desktop and mobile. That means the left-hand menu is always just off to the side, and you'll be able to jump to the top of your feed whenever new stories arrive.
As is the Facebook's modus operandi, the new News Feed design will be rolled out slowly over the next few weeks. It will become available on the desktop first, and will roll out to iPhone, iPad and Android devices soon after. To sign up to be among the first to try it out, go to www.facebook.com/newsfeed.
Among the many methods for reducing your news clutter that Facebook will now offer are specific feeds for the things you most care about. Specifically there are now feeds for the updates from absolutely all your friends, in chronological order; a feed of just photos or just music, and a feed of the pages you like and people you follow. That way, when reading your friends updates you're not assaulted with a new coupon from Macy's. You'll also be able to customize feeds for just videos, sites you visit, favorite friends, etc.
Since nearly 30 percent of all content on Facebook is made up of photos and considering Facebook's integration with Instagram, the specific feed makes sense. Speaking of, your Facebook photo albums will also get a face lift. For instance, when you post a geo-tagged photo a map will appear showing your friends exactly where you were when that shot was taken.
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