Facebook unveils a new design for web and mobile apps
At its annual F8 developer summit in San Francisco, Facebook has unveiled a redesign of its web and mobile apps. The company claims that the new design has been built around “private interactions” and “community.” It is also “the biggest change to the app and website in the last five years.”
Facebook is making it easier to manage your groups. It is placing groups at front and center to make it easier for you to discover and engage with groups. Facebook claims that the new design will let users post to any of the active Groups directly from the homepage. Groups all also be listed at the left-hand sidebar on desktop.
Facebook has also introduced a new template for job ads and it will be really helpful for job-seeking Groups.
In mobile apps, the most notable change is the new Groups tab that is now placed in the middle row of the menu bar. It gives users a personalized feed of updates from their various groups along with recommendations to join new similar groups.
There is also a new Meet New Friends feature that lets users reach out to strangers from Groups they are a part of. There is also Facebook’s peer-to-peer shopping hub where users can make payments and handle shipping directly through the social network.
Facebook is also adding a new events tab next to the groups tab in the new menu bar layout. You can use this to see events around you like concerts, that you may be interested in checking out.
The company will start rolling out the new design for the web in the U.S. soon and users in other countries will get in the coming months. The mobile redesign will start rolling out immediately on iOS and Android around the world.