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Facebook Announces a Drastically Redesigned News Feed

Today Facebook announced a fresh, new look for their News Feed on the web, tablets and mobile devices. The goal is to reduce the clutter and make it easier for people to see the things and people they care about most. Within the new design, things people share via apps appear much larger and engaging in the News Feed. Facebook is also making it easier for you to access your game and music feeds, now accessible in the top right area. For developers, the new design vastly improves how their content appears in the News Feed and how people can make use of bookmarks to reengage with apps.

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Facebook is introducing several new feeds for you to explore:

  • 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.
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    Greg Marra of Facebook, also provided some advice mentioning that:

    To take advantage of this new design, we encourage you to optimize for high-resolution feed stories on both web and mobile by providing 600X600 pixel images (minimum 200X200 px).”

    So people can now take advantage of larger images, multiple feeds and more control, and consistency across all web and mobile devices!

    Bookmarks are more prevalent to people and will appear on every page. Bookmarks are a valuable mechanism for people to reengage with apps, and other content they use most. These ever-present bookmarks will also display the notification counter from the most recent game and app requests to help drive re-engagement with users.

    newsfeed games

    Facebook is beginning to slowly rollout these new feature today. Have you seen any glimpses yet of the improved news feed?

    You can join the waiting list for the revamped News Feed here.

       
    Eclair Alexander
    I have been added to the waiting list today!
    Dave Gabbett
    There's a big old push for mobility. That's for sure. I still think it's going to be hard to ween consumers away from a nice big screen. Little tiny gadgets are what they are... a masterpiece on a pinhead.
    Liz Pullen
    Wow, another change. As long as we can choose how to filter it, I'm okay. I dislike the emphasis on photographs which can occupy too much screen space.
    Daniel Zeevi
    Ha there has been a lot of focus on bigger images the last 24 hours :)
    Ty Col
    Interesting new look and functionality..thanks for sharing.
    Gilberto Gil
    Was reading about this in the morning. Thanks for the graphics. Really helps me to visualize this.
    Daniel Zeevi
    Thanks Gilberto glad to help!
    Clau
    just joined the list :)
    Mithu Hassan
    Thanks for latest update sharing!
    Daniel Zeevi
    Sure no problem Mithu :)
     
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