Considering the Newsfeed hasn’t been significantly altered in over two years, this move rocked the interwebs, with users in a frenzy to be the first of their friends to get the updated Newsfeed. Why all the hype, you may ask? Let’s take a look at the reorganized Newsfeed and we’re sure you’ll be signing up for the early waiting list before you can say “add me.”
First off, the Newsfeed will feature much larger images. Images will take up around 50% of the Newsfeed (a change we cannot but help think was influenced by the overwhelming popularity of Instagram and Google+, sites where images are much more prominent over text) and photo albums will be enlarged as well.
Users will also have more types of feeds within the Newsfeed, such as individual feeds for different groups of friends, games, music, apps and photos. Users will be able to more easily manage how the particular feeds as displayed, with a new option to have stories displayed in chronological view.
In reference to these changes, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had this to say, “What we want to do is give everyone in the world the most personalized newspaper. It should have a front page, but also let you drill down in any topic you want.”
Hey, sounds good to us Zuck.
And as if you couldn’t be more excited about these changes, the look of the new Newsfeed will be consistent on any device of your choosing- computer, tablet, or smart phone. You no longer have to physically log onto a computer to get the full “Facebook experience” that users often did not previously experience on their phones or tablets. Facebook mobile consistency is here to say, and we can’t wait to enjoy these new changes from our computer, tablets AND smart phones.
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