Facebook will have a big change of look soon. Announced at the F8 event along with news for Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, the design renewal is called FB5 and aims at the simplicity of the platform graphics. The social network interface will become cleaner and will abandon the classic blue color on both PC and mobile. According to Mark Zuckerberg, one of the goals is also to strengthen the vocation of the platform for more private communication, giving more prominence to the groups in which users participate.
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Application update will begin to arrive immediately for some people. Already the redesign of the desktop site is expected to be released in the coming months. See what to expect from changes in platform appearance.
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The structure of Facebook's main page remains virtually unchanged. The posts are in a central feed, flanked by a left options menu and the right online friends list. Facebook Stories also remains at the top. However, the look of all these elements changes: the background loses the blue color and turns white, as does the top bar.
New Facebook design to look cleaner Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
Facebook reorganized the buttons, turning some menus on the side into tabs at the top. They are: Notifications, Videos, Profile, Marketplace, Groups, and Messenger. Change is also an example of what Zuckerberg means by social networking becoming simpler, faster and more immersive. Everything became more dynamic, as the buttons show the corresponding content at the instant of the click, without loading a new page. The trend is that navigating the main feed to other sections of the platform will become easier.
Facebook has new tabs for profile, notifications, videos and other functions Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
The biggest highlight for groups starts in the side menu of the first Facebook page. As Watch and other items have turned tabs, the button list shows the user groups at the top. Already accessing the tab at the top, the user sees a new welcome message and a page with less information density: there is more empty space between text columns and photos. The group and category suggestions sections on the main part of the page, as well as the search function and the groups to which the user belongs on the side, remain.
Groups tab keeps structure, but changes appearance Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
Despite the supposed focus on private communication, Facebook has reserved the biggest visual change for notifications. Instead of a small drop-down window, user alerts get their own page, with easier-to-view information. Comments and mentions appear there on the first click, without having to open the entire content on a second page.
Notifications win their own screen in the new Facebook layout Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
Instead of a link on the side, the user's profile gets a more prominent button on a central Facebook tab. When you access the screen, you can view information such as profile picture, name, and biography centered on the cover image. The rest of the layout looks the same except for a new button to quickly add a story with one click.
New design brings photo, name and other profile information centralized Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
Facebook's video section in the new web layout looks more like mobile and TV versions. The dark tone predominates, giving the impression that the user has just activated night mode in the browser. The result is a greater immersion in the content of the videos, which continue playing automatically.
Videos get more immersive with new Facebook Watch dark design Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
Changes in Facebook's buy and sell function follow the tone of the Groups. Photos and description texts are smaller and there is more space between each ad. The look lighter than the previous one, which always contained a lot of information concentrated on a little page length.
Facebook ads are cleaner and more organized in the new version Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
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