After announcing it at F8 in May, Facebook may have finally started rolling out its new desktop layout.
Among the updates we were told to expect after the various announcements at Facebook’s F8 developers’ conference, was a new layout on mobile and desktop. The mobile version rolled out recently, but there was no indication as to when the desktop version would be making its appearance.
The new desktop layout, touted by Facebook as “fresh” and “simpler” has already been spotted by some users, so we know we can start expecting it. According to Facebook, the new layout offers three main advantages:
1. The ability to quickly “get to your most used features” with a new “streamlined” navigation.
2. “Larger fonts and simplified layouts” that allow you to find things easier.
3. It saves your spot when you navigate away from News Feed.
“This redesign makes it easy for people to go from public spaces to more private ones, like Groups. There are tens of millions of active groups on Facebook, and when people find the right one, it often becomes the most meaningful part of how they use Facebook. That’s why we’re introducing new tools that will make it easier for you to discover and engage with groups of people who share your interests.”
— Andrew Curry (@andrewcurryla) September 3, 2019