Facebook has started rolling out a new grid view for profiles that transforms your personal timeline in an Instagram-like mosaic of posts.
Facebook personal profiles haven’t changed in a long time. There have been a few new details, but nothing really drastic. Until now, because Facebook is rolling out its new grid view for profiles to more users across the globe.
The Profile grid view was first reported early this year when a few Facebook users saw a new option to transform their timelines into an Instagram-like mosaic of posts. Now, it seems more Facebook users are getting access to the feature, including yours truly. The grid view feature appears just under the status box on your personal profile.
Clicking on it will trigger your posts to appear in a grid format instead of the usual “timeline.” The grid is made out of square images from your posts, usually featuring a photo or thumbnail of a video or link you shared. Text only updates are also featured as images.
It is not clear why Facebook would think the grid view is a necessary tweak to how most people use Facebook. But it certainly helps get a better first impression on a profile, as it shows many more posts before the need to scroll.
Do you have the Grid View feature yet?