Facebook today revealed a new design for News Feed that includes larger visuals, more opportunities to drill down to specific types of content and a user interface that is more consistent with Facebook’s mobile design.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other key employees involved in the redesign showed off a feed that emphasizes photos for all post types. For example, stories about users adding new friends or Liking page pulls in a user or page’s cover photo. The bookmarks bar on the left-hand side looks and functions more similar to the mobile design. Users can now select category-specific feeds, including feeds focused on photos, music, games, pages and public figures users follow, as well as different friend lists. Facebook says for now some of these individual feeds will be a full stream of all posts in chronological order, not sorted like the main News Feed.
Users can opt into the new design on desktop starting today by visiting this link. The changes will soon follow on mobile.