Facebook Is Saying Goodbye To The News Feed In Its Latest Redesign

Facebook Is Saying Goodbye To The News Feed In Its Latest Redesign

Troy Powers
May 3, 2019

Facebook Messenger was a major topic of discussion on Day 1 of the F8 2019 developer conference.

Facebook app gets a reskin The mainline Facebook app is getting a redesign, from a rejigged logo to a heavier emphasis on Facebook Groups. Such changes are all part of Facebook wanting more people to focus on Groups, which it says 400 million people heavily rely on for a number of things, including support communities.

A completely fresh design, called FB5, that the company claims is simpler, faster, more immersive, and brings communities at the center.

A few years ago, the company probably would have rolled out these changes right away and dealt with problems as they came up, Zuckerberg said. The company has redesigned the Groups tab for a more personalized feed content from all your apps. Facebook is working to remove groups that have "harmful content", Zuckerberg said, and deemphasize groups that share misleading information.

The new approach was unveiled Tuesday at Facebook's F8 developer conference.

Facebook also announced it is expanding its dating feature to 14 more countries including the Philippines, Singapore, Brazil and Chile.

However, Facebook Dating is still not available in the US. If any of their crushes express mutual interest on their secret list, they'll both be notified. The recipient will still get the message no matter what service they use.

"We believe people should be able to talk to anyone anywhere", Sharma said. The feature introduces buyers to shopping more items and sellers in reaching more buyers and getting paid securely.

Since Facebook attempts to recuperate from a string of privacy lapses that have rocked the business within the past 15 months zuckerberg established this new accent.

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Separately, the Watch Party feature Facebook had introduced on its main service past year will soon find its way to Messenger, letting friends discover and watch videos together.

"This, theoretically, will apply across all of Facebook's properties, and increase the reliance on paid media to "insert" brands into the native social experiences of users". The newly redesigned version of the app will roll out later this year.

Facebook will add new features for certain groups. Facebook is now testing the feature and is expected to roll it out globally later this year.

Messenger will also get a desktop app on Windows and macOS platforms, and it will get all the features the mobile app has, including audio calls, group video calls, and more. The feature is now being tested, and will roll out globally later this year.

To improve business, Facebook is adding lead generation templates to Ads Manager which can be used by businesses to easily create an ad and drive people to a QnA style of conversation where they can better understand their customers. It would also mean that Messenger would no longer store messages.

Thus, the redesign will make it easier for people to find more relevant private spaces. The model for this, he said, will be WhatsApp, a Facebook service that already offers end-to-end encrypted messaging - messages that can be opened by only the sender and the recipient and not by Facebook itself. Now he is promising a new kind of company that is all about privacy, with some dating features thrown in for fun.

Users can now raise money for charitable causes with a new donation sticker.

Facebook's dating service will come to United States users later this year.