Facebook's redesigned desktop site is now available worldwide, the company announced Friday. Prior to this change, the new version of Facebook was only available if you chose it from March and only in some markets, although the company said at the time that a majority of people would get access that month.
In a blog post published today, Facebook says that the new site "will now be the global web experience for Facebook," adding that "it's faster, easier to use, and gives your eyes a break with dark mode." "
The dark mode is indeed the highlight of the new version, but the update also delivers quite a dramatic overhaul. The layout of the house has a new, thinner news feed, plenty of empty space on the left and right rails, larger icons, and a menu bar that makes it easy to jump to different parts of the app.
For those who want to enable the new design and enable dark mode immediately, please do as follows:
- Click the down arrow at the end of the top menu bar to open the old Facebook settings menu .
- Click & # 39; Switch to New Facebook. & # 39;
- Click the same down arrow and toggle dark mode on or off.
The goal when Facebook first unveiled the desktop redesign at the F8 Developer Conference in 201
People are increasingly withdrawing in private groups and messaging, and Facebook's only core program right now is that it's still the best way to host a big event with friends or contact someone who you know whose contact details you don't have.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the same when, a few months before the redesign was unveiled, he announced a shift for his entire company toward privacy-focused products and features. And unless you're part of Facebook's older demographics or you particularly like the site's unique brand of hyper-partisan political content, most people have moved on to spending more time on Instagram, TikTok, Twitch, YouTube and other platforms.
The new Facebook reflects the company's priorities, with a focus on news feed videos (as video ads still make a lot of money for the company) and easy access to events and groups alongside a redesigned Messenger panel . It can be a shocking visual change, but it's a much more pleasant Facebook to use once you know your way around the new interface.