Today, Facebook unveiled the new redesigned news feed. Facebook has made separate categories for each type of content, like only Friends feed, Following feed, etc. Facebook says that this new design in inspired by “mobile themes”, we think exactly the same. Mark Zuckerberg said that the new redesigned news feed will take the advantage of graphical content such as the photos shared by the friends, links and other things. Facebook is now concentrating more over specific type of content, like we want updates from our Friends and also from our favorite publication, Facebook has made different streams for it. One more thing to note is that Facebook is targeting a unified look and feel across all the devices.
The new news feed will start rolling out today itself and you will possibly see it over the next few weeks.
Mark Zuckerberg also said:
At a personal level we built a service that lets you see and feel the people and friends you care about. What we’re trying to do is give everyone in the world the best personalized newspaper. It should have quality public content from friends. It should have a front page and it should let you drill down into any topic you want. It should be visual, rich and engaging. They should be displayed with more than just text. From the beginning our goal with news feed was different than what any service was trying to provide. You should be able to share any type of content you want…and with any audience you want. The types you tell with photos are totally different.
Now that we all have cameras in our pockets, news feed has become primarily about visual content. Almost 50 percent of content in the news feed is visual. Now the average news feed Pages posts are almost 30 percent of the content. How we’re sharing is changing. We all want to share with friends, but want updates from publications we care about, and artists, and world leaders.
Graph Search also seams like a major part in this redesign, it unifies all the content into one place. We can search for anything, and sort it like the categories of the new Streams.