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After several days full of guesswork, Facebook has finally announced its biggest change in a while: a brand new News Feed. The emphasis of the change is on reducing clutter something Facebook users are always looking for  and also style, as Facebook has changed the way stories look to make them look the same on both the Web and on mobile.

The new News Feed will let users see certain kinds of post, depending on their mood. You can filter your posts so you get to see updates from all friends, only music updates, only photos updates, or all the Pages you’re following. The updates themselves have been redesigned, with larger images and inline text, and are aimed to highlight the stories users are sharing. which is, of course, the ultimate goal of all Facebook users. The update also introduces a new sidebar, which exchanges the cluttered text with slicker icons.

What we’re trying to do is give everyone in the world the best personalized newspaper we can,” Mark Zuckerberg said. “The best personalized newspaper should be intricate, rich, and engaging.” Chris Cox, vice president of product at Facebook, said the company wanted the interface to be more “modern and clean.”

Facebook’s main goal here is to keep users on the social network longer. The ability to filter posts easily and switch between different feeds could certainly help users reach content they’re interested in, which might keep them browsing their News Feeds longer.

The updated News Feed is rolling out gradually over the next few weeks. This means you may not see the changes for a while, but Facebook has provided a link for users who just cannot wait. By going here, you can be placed on a list, and would presumably get access to the new News Feed sooner.


Source: Facebook


  1. EdmarJohn SanDiego
    March 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    i hope they made the most recent tab visible

  2. Donna Carruthers
    March 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I admit that I usually don't like change, but I think I will like this new design. I've never liked all the clutter!

    • dleclair
      March 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Hopefully it turns out well in the end. I have high hopes for this one, as it looks quite nice.

  3. Duane Adam
    March 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Google+ is that you?

  4. Drew Bookout
    March 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    lets see if facebook can get at lease one update right.......

  5. hazem elsaiegh
    March 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    i do really suffer from news feeds , hope this update could fix this to me :)

  6. techguyknows
    March 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I like this much much more. Cleaner, easier and better.

  7. Richard Borkovec
    March 8, 2013 at 7:16 am

    My first thought: it looks just like Unity on Ubuntu with the side bar. Then someone pointed out that it looks like Google+. Totally have to agree that it's like a cross of the two, but it looks great!

    • Matjaz M
      March 8, 2013 at 11:34 am

      First thought was Google +.

  8. Nevzat Akkaya
    March 8, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I like simplicity, so I liked the new interface. It's beautiful.

  9. Igor Rizvic
    March 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I jsut signed up to try it :)

  10. Michael Angelo
    March 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    looks like Rockmelt browser :)

  11. Garris Rago
    March 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Interesting to see that facebook are trying to reduce clutter for once

    • dleclair
      March 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      We shall se how it ends up!

    • Donovan
      March 15, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Something tells me this will completely backfire.

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