We’d be lying if we said that Facebook’s current news feed didn’t give us a mini panic attack every time we logged on. Polluted with janky ads and a mesh of random content, the feed is hardly a visual treat. Well, Facebook totally gets that and is doing some spring cleaning, if you will, to gussy up the layout — so you can have a vibrant, more enriching user experience — sans the info overload.
At an event held at its Menlo Park HQ today, Mark Zuckerberg shared the shiny-new details the feed will feature. The cleaned-up version will focus on three major areas: a richer story design, cuts in news feeds, and consistency across all platforms. Let’s start with the design layout — Facebook is aiming to make photos front and center and intends to make them even bigger and prettier. This applies to the snaps in your feed and in your albums.
(Of course, the downside to this is that you will also see bigger, more beautiful ads, as well, which is one of the major motivators for FB to update its entire visual approach.)
Photo: Courtesy of Facebook
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