By: Lee Ann Jackson August 26, 2020

You may have seen the notification recently when you logged on to your Facebook account – the social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg back in 2004 which has since grown to over 2 billion active users worldwide, will transition to a new look starting in September.  (After announcing its new website design in early 2019, Facebook has given us more than a year to fall in love with it . . . or, as many have noted, not so much.)  While I don’t think the new design is as intuitive as the current site display, the change comes with key new bonus features.

Four Things To Know About the Facebook Redesign

  1. The new interface is faster, simpler, cleaner, and offers an immersive experience.
  2. The new look also prominently displays Groups, Marketplace, and Game sections.
  3. The update provides the desktop version with a look similar to that of mobile apps.
  4. Providentially as our pandemic world is spending more time in front of computer screens, the Facebook redesign comes with a dark mode feature which helps to reduce eye fatigue and provide better contrast and readability.

And while some people may have a hard time adjusting to Facebook’s new minimalist UI, the site’s redesign is probably one of the least offensive changes the company has made in years. – Sam Rutherford, Senior Reporter, Gizmodo.

Whether for better or worse, there’s sure to be more buzz about the change in the days to follow and certainly once it becomes permanent on September 1st  . . .  in the end, one more entry in the 2020 book of changes!

(Have you seen the new Facebook look?  Comment below and let me know what you think!)

What Stations are Saying
  • Brian Perez
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    My main beef with it is when watching video. At 3pm Pacific Time, when KWVE’s “Pastors’ Perspective” livestreams on Facebook for an hour, I try to see what’s happening in the chat. Sometimes the chat doesn’t update right away so I have to refresh my screen, which takes me back to the homepage and I have to navigate to find the video again! Maybe it’s just the browser on my Commodore 64… 😉

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