16:16 08th Mar, 2013
Facebook Shows Off New News Feeds, Graphical Content Given Priority | TechTree.com
Facebook Shows Off New News Feeds, Graphical Content Given Priority
New design to unify News Feeds across platforms, lure users to spend even more time, and fetch FB a chance for further monetization.
In a big enhancement, the social networking site Facebook has introduced a new look to its news feed section. The News Feed now gives more emphasis to photos/images and is presumably a good way to enable Facebook to grab ads and eyeballs (new users signing up and existing users interacting more).
Facebook's News Feed brings with it a place for users to store all photos and multimedia files. Apparently, this new Newsfeed was introduced to offer Facebook users a "personalized newspaper" like experience. Users may now spend more time on the social networking site, sharing and exploring different sections.
More priority is given to images/photos now.
This revamp comes after Facebook had brought out the Graph Search feature in January, which itself hasn't yet been rolled out to all users globally.
News Feed now takes up more screen space for photos/videos of users, and helps users share them more. This modification is also said to bridge the gap between using Facebook from different devices such as PC, tablets and smartphones - providing a more uniform and consistent feel across all these platforms.
Facebook News Feed revamp.
To recap, here are notable features the new look News Feed brings:
- All Friends - a feed that shows you everything your friends are sharing.
- Photos - a feed with nothing but photos from your friends and the Pages you like.
- Music - a feed with posts about the music you listen to.
- Following - a feed with the latest news from the Pages you like and the people you follow.
Uniform view across multiple devices
The last time Facebook brought in big changes to the newsfeed was in September 2011. Since then, the social networking site has brought ads directly into its news feed, and concentrated more on intuitive "Facebook over mobile platform" usage, after finding that users access it more from tablets and smartphones, than from PCs.
Just a day before Facebook revamped News Feed, the Google+ social network announced changes to its own site, with features that prioritize video and image content.
At the time of writing, the new News Feed design has not yet been rolled out for my account.
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