Facebook is rolling out the new-look desktop website globally.
The platform says the newly designed website is simpler and easier to use, while keeping its popular existing features. It features a dark mode and new streamlined navigation options.
“Announced at F8 last year, it will now be the web experience for Facebook globally,” Facebook said in a press release. “It’s faster, easier to use and gives your eyes a break with Dark Mode.”
The new design has been rolled out after the company says it spent months talking to users about how to make the web experience more user-friendly compared to previous versions which have often been called outdated and clunky.
“We’ve grown since Facebook.com launched 16 years ago. We’ve built new features, optimized for new devices and operating systems, and expanded to hundreds of languages. Recently we’d focused on the mobile Facebook experience, and realized our desktop site had fallen behind. People need it to keep up.”
“It’s never been easier to find videos, games and Groups,” Facebook says about the new design. “The home page and page transitions load faster. It’s similar to our mobile experience.”
The update allows you to create events, pages, groups and ads in a simplified way. Users can also preview new groups they create in real time, and see what it looks like on mobile before it is created.
The new dark mode minimises screen glare for use in low light, according to the press release about the new design.
Facebook saw a rise in usage in the first quarter of 2020 to 2.6 billion monthly active users. That is up from 2.4 billion in the last portion of 2019.
Users can give feedback on the new design through the Settings Menu, by clicking “give feedback”.
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