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March 08, 2013

Facebook News Feed redesign coming up!

Facebook is continuing to maintain its position by introducing new stuff every now and then. We have another update to the news feed coming in a while, and it’s designed to unify the interfaces across platforms and make it uniform.

Goodbye clutter, hello bright & beautiful stories - that’s what Facebook is trying to do here. Basically, it’s meaning to simplify everything to work similarly with its iOS and Android counterparts. It features the same menu that slides out on the left side, with your usual stuff on top (notifications, friend requests and messages), while stories are now enclosed in rounded rectangles and are more media-centric.

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Somehow, we can’t help but feel that Facebook took a page from Google Plus’ design language. Moreover, Facebook says that the update will allow you to further customize the news feed contents.

If you want to be one of those who’ll get it first, you can sign up here. We’re not expecting it anytime soon, since the same instance happened with Graph Search; some of us signed up and yet there’s no word nor trial.

We’ve read on some reactions to this, and some people were just like “a dislike button would have been better” or something more objective like “fix the Facebook Android app first (No internet connection)“. Does a redesign make sense? Of course, changes are inevitable, but is it supposed to be prioritized over other little things? Facebook has a position to defend, and we have yet to see how they shall protect their standing on the industry.

Facebook launches Graph Search

18 Responses to “Facebook News Feed redesign coming up!”

  1. eric says:

    for a change…
    excited =)

  2. Dominic Chua says:

    Im actually excited for this. Facebook’s current design is getting old IMO. They need a fresh new look. But yeah they need to fix their sluggish android app.

  3. LoL says:

    The ads r clutter for me, r they going to get rid of that?? LOL!!! :)

  4. Rupert says:

    @Lol I don’t think so. That is their main source of money. I think it would be better if they will implement a strict policy for those who are flooding your wall with advertisements :)

  5. Funchumm says:

    its very obvious that they took cues from the design of Google+

  6. garz says:

    I updated my phone’s facebook app this afternoon and now I couldn’t open it anymore. It always crashes.. I don’t want to uninstall it for fear that it would mess up my contacts. Anybody here encountered the same problem? I’d really appreciate any help.

  7. Marvin says:

    Parang g+

  8. AvidReader says:

    Yung article na to parang reworded version ng mga articles sa ibang site

  9. Justin says:

    “fix the Facebook Android app first (No internet connection)” … Duh! Kasalanan pala ni Facebook yon? Akala ko kasalanan ng ISP/network ko yon, eh. :P

  10. Mark says:

    Brace Yourselves. I want the old facebook back campaign is coming. haha

  11. peacenotwar says:

    to all saying that this is new. you haven’t seen g+. Even the menu on top of facebook with your little profile pic. G+ did it first.

  12. Boy_Trivia says:

    ganyan na din eung homepage ko .. awesome graph search .. :DD

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