Almost a year ago, Facebook announced a revamped version of its web interface with a lighter design, navigation changes, and more. At the time, Facebook didn’t give details on when “The New Facebook” would be available to everyone, but now the company says it expects to roll out in early spring.
Over the past few months, Facebook has rolled out its new design to a “small percentage” of users, giving them the chance to test the interface and provide feedback for widespread distribution. If you are chosen for this beta test, you will see a prompt asking you to make the switch, but as CBS notes, you will always have the option to revert to the old design.
Facebook has also confirmed CBS that he currently plans to release “The New Facebook” for everyone before spring of this year. This means that users should expect to see the new design on their account before March 19.
One of the standout features of Facebook’s redesign is a new dark mode option on the web. It remains to be seen whether or not this dark mode option is enabled depending on your system’s macOS settings, but hopefully it will be. The default design of the new Facebook interface is lighter and brighter, but the new dark mode settings offer the best of both worlds.
Other tweaks to expect include far less of Facebook’s classic blue-and-white color scheme, wider sidebars, an iOS-style navigation bar at the top, and more.
Facebook still hasn’t rolled out dark mode support for its iOS app, despite Facebook Messenger and Instagram offering the feature. It’s unclear when we can expect the Facebook app for iOS to add support for dark mode.
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