Facebook Shows Off New Look

Facebook Shows Off New Look
The social netwoking platform is going to lose the blue look in favor of a fresher, whiter, aesthetic.

(CCM) — Facebook users are in for a surprise when the next iteration of the social networking platform's user interface is released, according to a 9to5Mac report.

During his keynote speech at the F8 Facebook developer conference in California yesterday, Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook's chief executive, revealed that the new FB5 design will no longer feature Facebook's blue color heavily and will instead be almost exclusively white. It has also been reconfigured to be easier to navigate and will sport a new-look top tab bar, according to the report. One of these tabs will be a new Groups tab.

The web-based desktop version of the platform will also be getting a "dark mode" featuring a predominantly black background.

One of the most striking changes will be the new Facebook logo. This has morphed from a square with rounded corners to a blue circle with the familiar Facebook "f" inside.

The new FB5 design will begin to rollout to mobile users today — initially to Facebook developers.

During the conference, Zuckerburg also announced a new feature for Instagram called "Create Mode." When this is released it will allow users to create new posts without having to use a photo or video as a starting point. Instead users will be able to start an Instagram post with text, a poll, a question, and other options as well, the report says.

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