Facebook Will Give Newsfeed a New Look This Month
All the details will be revealed on March 7th at a press event on Facebook’s Menlo Park (California) campus, but a few folks have snuck a look ahead of time. TechCrunch’s Josh Constine claimed that he saw a working version of the mobile Newsfeed in person and stated that it “creates separate feeds for a few different content types including news and photos”. Navigation entails swiping sideways through a story at a time, which sounds terribly slow but may be effective if there are indeed separate feeds for various types of content.
There’s unfortunately not much else to report, so we’ll all have to wait and see if this is a minor tweak of the Newsfeed or if it’s a massive overhaul. Further, Constine saw just the mobile version of the Newsfeed, so it’s hard to say what the desktop version might be like even if what he saw was the real deal.
The only thing that’s certain is that most people will hate it initially, carp about it liberally, start petitions on Facebook demanding that Mark Zuckerberg change it back to how it was, and then after a few weeks forget that anything was ever different at all.