Facebook today announced a major revamp of the desktop web version, which will keep both the old and the new at this stage, allowing users to switch on demand and make further optimizations after collecting more feedback. The most important thing in the new release is the introduction of events and groups, two originally mobile-only features that were first announced to the desktop side at last year’s F8 developer conference.
“Starting today, most Facebook users will have the option to switch to the new design,” facebook spokesman The Verge said. Until it becomes the default setting later this year, users can choose to try a new version of the design. “
Similar to the mobile version released last year, the desktop web version is primarily designed to allow users to access some of Facebook’s key features more quickly, with a cleaner, cleaner user design and more white space.
The new version enables larger fonts, more stylish icons, new dark patterns, and simplified layout, reducing the number of information columns you want to view. Facebook Stories has moved above the Update Status box, while a menu bar has been redesigned above Stories to include tabs previously found in the upper left corner of the screen, such as Events and Marketplace.
The new Group feature was introduced on the menu bar in this revision, and clicking on the tab will take you to a personalized update source for the group you belong to, while also suggesting groups to you based on your interests.