Earlier today, Facebook announced major changes and improvements to the News Feed for the web, smartphone and tablets.
Interestingly, the revamped News Feed has been inspired by mobile, so you will see some of the best parts of Facebook for mobile on the web.
The company says that it has re-imagined every aspect of the News Feed by reducing clutter and putting the spotlight on what your friends are sharing.
Today we’re announcing a new version of Facebook designed to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from the people you care about. You see all the stories you saw in your News Feed before, but with a fresh new look. We’ve completely rebuilt each story to be much more vibrant and colorful and highlight the content that your friends are sharing. Photos, news articles, maps and events all look brighter and more beautiful.
Facebook has also added the following new feeds, which you can be accessed on the right hand side of the News Feed:
- 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.
Facebook has said that they will be rolling out the revamped News Feed over the coming weeks on the web, iPhone and iPad.
Check out the video to find out more about the thinking behind the new look:
You can sign up here to join the waiting list to get an early look.
Let me know what you think of the redesigned News Feed. Do you like it?