Facebook Unveils Design Makeover

Facebook Unveils Design Makeover
Changes to the way that Facebook's News Feed looks should make it easier to read, comment, and navigate.

(CCM) — Facebook's News Feed is getting a design makeover which is intended to make it more conversational and easier to read and navigate, the company has announced in a blog post.

The changes that have been made to the way that user comments appear are very subtle: comments are now presented in "bubbles" in a similar way to text messages, and the commenters' profile pictures are now circular instead of square.

The blog post adds that typography should now be more legible due to increased color contrast, and the Like, Comment, and Share buttons are now larger and easier to tap.

The changes are also intended to make the News Feed easier to navigate by making the different aspects of the design more consistent. Facebook hopes that as a result it will be easier to see where a link goes before clicking on it. The company also hopes it will be more obvious whose post a user is commenting on, reacting to, or reading while in the post. When users finish reading a post, it should also be easier to return to the News Feed thanks to a more prominent back button.

The new design will be rolled out to users around the world over the next few weeks.

Image: © Facebook.