Facebook's new fresh, new look for News Feed on web, tablet and mobile and larger photo launched today aims to make it easier for people to access things.
The new Facebook now has the same look and feel across the devices --on mobile, tablet and web. For example, "the left-hand menu is accessible anywhere you go on Facebook." And, there is also a new "jump to the top" of News Feed whenever new stories come in.
The new clutter free design comes with a completely rebuilt story which are much more vibrant and colorful and highlight the content that your friends are sharing. "Photos, news articles, maps and events all look brighter and more beautiful," Facebook said.
Facebook says to take advantage of this new design, it is advisable to optimize for high-resolution feed stories on both web and mobile by providing 600X600 pixel images (minimum 200X200 px).
Bookmarks now appear on every page become more relevant with improvements letting people quickly access the games and apps they use the most. "These ever-present bookmarks will also display the notification counter from the most recent game requests to help drive re-engagement with players," the company said.
In addition, the company has also introduced several new feeds to explore in addition to the already existing News Feed. The new feeds include:
- "All Friends feed shows you everything your friends are sharing
- Photos feed with photos from your friends and the Pages you like
- Music feed with posts about the music you listen to
- Following feed with the latest news from the Pages you like and the people you follow."
Facebook will be rolling out the new design slowly over the coming weeks on web and mobile--and these updates will be available on your iPhone and iPad in the coming weeks with "Android soon after."
According to a news, the HTC Facebook phone codenamed "Myst" will have a 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8960 SoC processor from Qualcomm, 1GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage, a 5 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera, a 4.3 inches screen with 720p resolution and 320PPI pixel density, with near-Retina resolution.
The phone will run Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 out-of-the-box.
Update 03/09: Facebook has just announced a number of new common actions for Facebook activity give people better ways to express those things.
The company notes, this improves developers' ability to publish the types of activities that people want to share. Of course, they also help developers mining the Open Graph for data get a more accurate picture of user intent and habits.
Joining today the Open Graph activities, like watching videos the following new common actions:
- "Fitness: run, walk, bike
- Books: read, rate, quote, want to read
- Movies and TV: rate, want to watch," informs dev team.
Update 03/11: Facebook is reporting that they've had more than 400 billion Open Graph actions shared back to the social networking site.
"Open Graph actions" are vaguely identified, for the company simply refers to "high-level interactions users can perform".
""On average, people choose to share their app activity" with friends over 1 billion times daily. This voluntary sharing stat appears to include automatic, opted-in sharing from third-party apps,"Facebook says adding that as of March 2013, "110 million songs, albums and radio stations have been played 40 billion times" via Facebook-integrated apps and "1.47 million books have been shared."