As Facebook has evolved over the years, the one thing that has essentially stayed the same is the Facebook News Feed. Earlier this month, they released a totally new look that we think users will love…eventually.
Facebook plans to filter content in a completely new way in an attempt to de-clutter the home page of the site. It’s no surprise that we all have a slight addiction to content and the new Facebook layout will attempt to satisfy those needs by organizing content into categories. Categories could be the kind of music you listen to, what games you play, updates on the pages you follow or and photos that might appeal to you and your friends.
Over the past few years Facebook found that people want more choices and control over what appears in their News Feed. People want specific areas where they can locate content quickly and easily. Zuckerberg stated, “We want to give the world the best personalized newspaper we can. Stories should be displayed with more than just text.” He adds, “50% of the content in the News Feed is photos and nearly 30% is page posts.”
In response to these findings, Facebook is giving images top priority in the News Feed. As you can see, the new layout is simplified and really showcases photos in every facet, including third party apps, upcoming events and photos you share.
See events better with new event thumbnails:
See a better image of what your friends are doing with third party apps, like Pinterest: