Facebook rolls out massive redesign with a major focus on groups

Shawn Knight

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FB5, the update’s official name, will have a major focus on groups. According to the social network, when people find the right groups, they often become the most meaningful part of how they use Facebook. It only makes sense, then, that this aspect should be put front and center.

Specifically, the groups tab now shows a personalized feed of activity across all your groups. You may also notice relevant group recommendations elsewhere on Facebook and see more content from groups show up in your news feed.

The new Facebook will also feature clean lines with loads of white space. What you’ll likely notice first, however, is that Facebook’s iconic blue bar across the top of the site is gone. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it’s the “sum of hundreds of details” and represents the biggest change they’ve made to Facebook in the last five years.

The redesign is rolling out now to apps and will be available on the desktop in the coming months.

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Mister_K

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I haven't used FB for a while. Youtube > Reddit / Instagram > Rest is pretty much go to socials. Also hate the badge logo. The OG' type based Facebook logo was much cleaner. Wtf is that gradient about.

Re-design don't seem that bad. Unlike Google which tends to **** up everything...
 

Arionic

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I haven't used FB for a while. Youtube > Reddit / Instagram > Rest is pretty much go to socials. Also hate the badge logo. The OG' type based Facebook logo was much cleaner. Wtf is that gradient about.

Re-design don't seem that bad. Unlike Google which tends to **** up everything...

Gradients are all the rage in UX design :|
Doesn't it make you want to visit the new facebook that much more?

I have a feeling this change will kill it. I think most people have stayed with facebook because it's established and familiar.