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Facebook News Feed redesign to be unveiled at 7 March event

Facebook News Feed redesign to be unveiled at 7 March event

Does Facebook need another overhaul? It thinks so.

Facebook is expected to reveal a new News Feed design at an event at its Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday 7 March.

Invitations sent out to selected media invited attendees to "Come see a new look for News Feed", giving a pretty clear indication of what the event will be about.

The News Feed is the 'homepage' of Facebook where users land after logging on or clicking the Facebook logo. The desktop version currently shows a tailored selection of users' status updates, pictures, videos and more in a long, largely chronologically ordered single column. Off to the right is a real-time news Ticker that shows every bit of activity that your friends have posted. Meanwhile the mobile version shows just a single column with the choice to have either the 'top stories' or most recent stories shown.

Facebook hasn't hinted at what the new News Feed might look like or add in terms of features. However TechCrunch did recently report that it had seen a new mobile News Feed design that looked like a cross between Flipboard and Microsoft Metro, with content filling the entirety of the screen and Facebook's trademark blue logo hidden from view.
Facebook News Feed redesign to be unveiled at 7 March event
The new Facebook profile Timeline.

Facebook also recently trialled a new profile page Timeline, which reduces the number of columns from two to one, and rearranges some of the content at the top of the page. This is expected to be rolled out worldwide at some point in the near future. Meanwhile the company also recently launched its new search function called Facebook Graph Search, which uses user's profile information to tailor web search results.

Will the 7 March event reveal a unified approach for all these features? We'll find out 10am PST (6pm GMT).

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KidMod-Southpaw 3rd March 2013, 17:19 Quote
Wow, what exciting news.

What kind of people are going to go to that event exactly?
Bede 3rd March 2013, 17:37 Quote
This is a press release for a social media site with no relevance to any of the major themes of this website.
longweight 3rd March 2013, 17:52 Quote
Can they make video and images in posts work properly? I hope so....
Mankz 3rd March 2013, 18:13 Quote
Oh for gods sake stop changing things...

It all worked fine in 2008, and since then every redesign has slowly made it worse.

I mean, whoever dreamt up timeline deserves shooting at dawn.
Guinevere 4th March 2013, 00:07 Quote
Facebook strategy = "Move fast and break things" or to put it another way "Mess about with it too often and don't worry if you make it worse every time you touch it"
SexyHyde 4th March 2013, 07:07 Quote
Everyone loves facebook updates don't they? The one about a year ago was so good, I upgraded my account to "deleted"!
BLC 4th March 2013, 10:26 Quote
Cue every ****er under the sun on my news feed complaining about new Facebook changes and demanding the old one back.

In the near future I forsee more pruning of the hideous growth that my Facebook account has become.
Krikkit 4th March 2013, 10:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz
I mean, whoever dreamt up timeline deserves shooting at dawn.
QFT. I can see what they were trying for, but good gracious it's horrible.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guinevere
Facebook strategy = "Move fast and break things" or to put it another way "Mess about with it too often and don't worry if you make it worse every time you touch it"

Nailed it.
Snips 4th March 2013, 12:10 Quote
This is an outrage, I'm moving to Goggle +.....

Pffffhahahahaha, I see the positive reaction to change has been taken up again.
Lance 4th March 2013, 12:18 Quote
They can't possibly make it worse.

Maybe they'll finally just make it say:

"Stop procrastinating and get back to work"

p.s. not hating, FB can do what FB wants, its still a good way of letting my friends know what's going on, and keeping in contact with my international friends.
Shirty 4th March 2013, 12:27 Quote
I only use FB to enter competitions and junk, so I don't really care how it works.
koola 4th March 2013, 14:18 Quote
Who still uses FB when there's Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat or WeChat...
Snips 4th March 2013, 14:31 Quote
While people still repost their feeds from Twitter, Instagram etc... to Facebook, I'm thinking a lot of people still use it ;)
Mankz 4th March 2013, 16:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
QFT. I can see what they were trying for, but good gracious it's horrible.

I survived until the day they forced it upon me. I was so proud of my achievement that I had a little cry when it changed... well, I didn't.. but I could have done.
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