Facebook is adding a new feature for its user. Are you excited for knowing more about that feature in advance? If yes, let’s talk what’s in there for you?
Facebook’s old web design (the classic Facebook) will no longer be available as it is going to disappear in September.
Now you may ask what do we mean by “classic Facebook”?
Let us tell you about that. The Facebook’s classic experience is that feature where you see the blue iconic navigation bar at the top of the App. But this feature is going to disappear in September as Facebook is introducing its new web design.
As per a report, the Facebook support page has been updated recently updating everyone that it will soon have the new design. Yes, there is an option using which one can temporarily opt for the old interface on Facebook’s site. Still, if you do that, the button will pop up a warning message showing that “the classic Facebook will not be available in September”.
Now the user of Facebook will not be able to see that classic old web design from September. And if you have got a new structure of Facebook, you can go back to the old web design of Facebook without facing any glitches. Now Facebook has attached a feedback survey for converting into the new version, which says “The classic Facebook experience will no longer be available starting in September. Before the new Facebook.com becomes the default experience, we want to learn more about how we can improve.”
This decision didn’t come into account suddenly as in 2019, and Facebook has already announced some of the new layouts for its App and website. In 2019 Facebook has published about this new design at Facebook’s developer conference which was held last year, and it is finally going to implement it in coming September. In March there was a widespread release on desktop telling the people that they will have an opt-in feature where they will be free to choose whether they want to update to the new web design or want to continue with the old design.
However, now it has been decided that the old design will not be available in September for good. With every new update, the Android application has already started getting the new layout designs. Still, the website is supposed to get the new interface in the coming month. All it shows that the company is finally ready to introduce the change as it has started sending the invitations to the users to let them experience the new design it will help Facebook to get early feedback from the users.
People fear the complexity of the update, but there is no such difficulty the new layout is much easier to use as it will be:
● Easy to understand the navigation menu
● Some new icons will be there
● The feedback will now be more precise.
● It will make it easier for the users to find features such as Groups, Videos, Games etc.
● Like the Facebook mobile app, the desktop website will be able to load faster.
● This new design will also make the creation of events, pages and groups much more accessible.
● The new design gives an entirely modern look to the App as compared to the existing design. This design will let the user find more private spaces like the groups and let them move from the public locations.
Some of you must be thinking how will it help to provide more private space. So let’s talk about that first. As we all know that Facebook groups are one of the most effective platforms where thousands of people connect based on their likes, dislikes and shared interests. This App is the most downloadable mobile App, right before the Instagram and WhatsApp messenger app. This is not only the most downloaded App, but it is also an app with the highest usage time as compared to other applications. There are millions of active groups and community pages on Facebook due to which the private spaces have become an influencer part for most of its users. This new web design will add some dedicated tools that will help the user to find the new groups.
One of the major highlights of the new web design is its Dark mode.
Now the question is, what is this dark mode?
Okay, let’s talk about this.
When a user accepts an invitation for using the new interface, at that time, the user will be asked to opt one of the layouts, i.e. Whether they want the Normal mode or the Dark mode. So this new web design is allowing the user to switch to the Dark mode.
Before knowing more about this dark mode better, we must discuss the white pattern first.
The white mode is cleaner, brighter and more contemporary Facebook. But the problem comes if one does not like this polished look which usually happens.
So here is the solution.
With the new web design, Facebook is allowing users to switch to the dark mode. This dark mode is the feature that replaces its usual bright and white interface with the black and shades of grey no matter whether you are on your desktop or mobile phone.
Yes, this is a minimal change but an essential change for so many users as some people find white text on the dark background much easier to read and it will prove beneficial for your phone battery too. So yes this new layout is going to use make less use of blue colour which is being used from the very beginning of this company.
Most of you must be thinking of how will you get it or how to switch to the dark mode?
So this is not a thing to worry as either you can wait for the desktop website and mobile App to get an automatic update or you can do that manually.
What you have to do is just a few steps-
● Go the Facebook homepage and tap on the down arrow button in the top right
● Click on “Switch to new Facebook”.
● If you want to enable the dark mode, you can tap on down arrow button and then click on
Dark mode toggle.
And if you are still unable to see it, it will be available to you in the next few days.