Facebook overhauls News Feed for easier navigation and better conversation

Tyrone Stewart

Facebook News Feed updateFacebook is making several changes to News Feed to offer a cleaner look, and improve experience and navigation around the centrepiece of its mobile offering.

The biggest changes to be made include getting rid of Facebook’ famous blue within certain screens and turning comment rectangles into bubbles.

In changing comments from rectangles to bubbles, Facebook aims to make it easier to see which comments are direct replies to another person.

“Every person’s News Feed is different and populated with a unique set of stories — from photos and videos to GIFs and links,” said Facebook. “And with so many types of stories available, each feed is more complex than ever. In order to make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, we’ll be making a few updates to its design over the coming weeks.”

Other changes include colour contrast adjustments, larger link previews, larger icons and circular profile pictures. The overhaul, judging by released images, will give Facebook a much sleeker feel.

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