The much anticipated new Facebook has now been finally rolled out to its users. How happy are you about this new Facebook?
Well since the release of this new one, reactions have quite been mixed. But personally, I think that the changes done on the platform are a much more welcome development. This is a change that many users saw coming.
Do you know that in the history of Facebook, there have been four major designs? Yes, this is true. The new one or model which can also be referred to as the FB5 just might be the most controversial of them all. Want to know why I said so?
The whole look on both mobile and desktop has now been overhauled. You should have noticed by now. With the introduction of the new Facebook, came new looks and new features. I was so excited about the changes to the platform.
I mean, why wouldn’t I be happy. It’s been so long since any real and meaningful change came to the platform. Therefore this is a piece of much-welcomed news, much needed.
How To Get The New Facebook
When the platform, both mobile, and desktop was updated to the new Facebook, users all over the globe were notified by push notifications. But it’s not all Facebook users that were notified about this change. Personally, I wasn’t notified.
I had to get the newer version of Facebook manually. For those persons who were notified. They were given the option to activate or switch to the new one. if you weren’t or haven’t been sent a notification regarding this change you will need to do it manually from your account page.
For mobile app users, you will need to update your app to the latest version to get the updated version of Facebook on mobile.
The New Facebook Features
With the introduction of the new Facebook came new features. For one, major changes were made to the interface. The new platform presents a cleaner and brighter interface.
The main platform has a whiter interface, almost an all-white interface. There is also the dark mode feature on this new interface. This means that if you are not a fan of the all-white mode, you are covered.
The newsfeed and groups feature on this platform have also been updated on the new Facebook. Group posts will now be prioritized on your Facebook newsfeed. Well, this does not mean that you will not be getting updates from your friends on the platform anymore.
It simply means that there will be more posts from groups and also the status updates will also be there. So you have nothing to worry about. The group’s tab has also been modified. Access to groups you are interested in will now be easier than ever.
How To Switch To The New Facebook
If you are not notified about the new Facebook and how to make the switch, you will have to do it manually. To switch from the old or classic one to the new interface, follow the steps below;
- Go to facebook.com on your desktop and log in to your account.
- Click on the drop-down arrow icon.
- Click on the switch to new Facebook from the drop-down menu.
Your account look will immediately change to the new interface. To switch to the new platform on the mobile app, you will have to update your app to a more recent app model.