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Facebook to unveil News Feed revamp at 7 March event

Expect it to be full of complaints from users who liked it the old way
Mon Mar 04 2013, 12:10
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SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook has said it will roll out some major changes to its News Feed at an event on 7 March.

Invitations were sent out on Friday summoning media to "see a new look for News Feed" at an event set for this coming Thursday starting at 10am PST at the Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce the changes.

It's unclear yet what features this News Feed update will bring, but as always with Facebook redesigns, expect it to be met with complaints from friends threatening to boycott the service because they liked it the old way and can't figure out how to work it anymore. Also expect that they won't actually leave, they just like to moan.

Something that could really push users over the edge, however, is that the social network is rumoured to be experimenting with an overhauled profile design, which perhaps might change too much too fast.

Tested on selected users in New Zealand, the single column redesign will shift status updates and shared content to the right-hand side of profiles, and will add a remodeled 'About' section on the left. Along with this change there will also be a new Like Page button underneath status updates from companies or services where users can choose to be taken to their Facebook webpages.

Facebook's last update was Graph Search with Bing integration, which lets users search using four different categories: People, Places, Photos and Interests. The feature can also be used for dating and recruitment, Facebook said, so we recommended deleting any crude photos before the feature is rolled out to all. µ

 

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