Facebook Updates News Feed With Inspiration from Mobile Devices, Rolling Out Over Several Weeks

In a media event today, Facebook announced significant changes to the way its signature News Feed is displayed to users on desktop, smartphones and tablets. The company has increased the size of shared images and video content, while also introducing several different sub feeds to allow readers to focus on certain content like photos, music, or pages you like. In addition, the newsfeed will have the same look and feel where its accessed, whether across the desktop, smartphone or tablet. Devices 1

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 is aiming to "give everyone in the world the best personalized newspaper we can," according to founder Mark Zuckerberg. Users can sign up for a waiting list (scroll to the bottom) to get early access to the improved News Feed on the desktop, while smartphone and tablet versions will be rolling out over the next several weeks. Note: MacRumors readers can "Like" MacRumors on Facebook to get our news updates in your Facebook feed.

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nefan65 Avatar
147 months ago
When I want to be lame, I go to Facebook.

And then come to MacRumors and tell everyone...
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CBJammin103 Avatar
147 months ago
What's with all the Facebook hate in this community? If you don't use it, then fine, but it kind of throws me off to see so many people going out of their way to slam it.
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petsk Avatar
147 months ago
Facebook is nothing but junk.
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slffl Avatar
147 months ago
OMG all of the facebook haters now. The whole trend of the internet jumping on hating things ( hipsters, facebook, apple, nickel back, etc. ) is so pathetic. Grow up you kids. Facebook is great if you have actual family and friends. If not go use G+.
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designaholic Avatar
147 months ago
Best redesign they've done yet. Lest we forget they can't be tooooo radical, people will *still* go ape **** over this. I think it looks far more streamlined, consistent, easier to use, and they've *finally* ditched those hideous pixel icons at last.
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147 months ago
I think it looks nice.
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