Facebook to reveal ‘new look’ for News Feed next week

news feed 2Facebook today invited members of the press to its headquarters for a launch event next week focused on News Feed.

Unlike with some invitations that leave people guessing what will be announced, Facebook has come out and said it will show off a “new look for News Feed” at the event on Thursday.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently explained News Feed as one of the three pillars of the social network, along with Timeline and Graph Search. As we wrote about recently, News Feed hasn’t had the sort of transformation that the other two pillars have seen in the past 18 months and is due for an overhaul.

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We’ve suggested Facebook could apply its ranking algorithms to different categories that users can select at will, whether its news articles that friends and pages are sharing, videos they’ve posted, food they ate, movies they’re talking about or products they’re interested in. Ideally, the format for each type of content would be considered so that stories are presented in the most immersive way to experience each one. For example, friends’ photos could be a fullscreen slideshow. News articles could be presented in more of a Flipboard-type design with options to save stories for later.

Read more of our thoughts on about what News Feed could be here.

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    [...] Facebook to Reveal ‘New Look’ for News Feed Next Week (Inside Facebook) Facebook Friday invited members of the press to its headquarters for a launch event this week focused on News Feed. Unlike with some invitations that leave people guessing what will be announced, Facebook has come out and said it will show off a “new look for News Feed” at the event on Thursday. ReadWrite The News Feed redesign is likely to remove some of the micro-managing necessary to maintain a relevant social stream. Facebook might also rethink the formula that determines what shows up in the News Feed – but better, more centralized controls for sorting and hiding content would also be a good idea. Wired News Feed hasn’t seen a major redesign in ages and definitely needs one. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has called News Feed one of Facebook’s three main pillars, along with Timeline and Graph Search. Business Insider Interestingly, Facebook is also experimenting with a new design for Timeline with users in New Zealand, a country which it commonly uses as a testbed. So, Facebook is in the midst of conducting a major revamp of pretty much its entire website. Daily Mail In related Facebook news, the social network has made the startling admission that teenagers are becoming bored with the social networking giant. Facing competition from younger, more agile and “cooler” apps such as Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook fears its long-term business could be harmed. [...]

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    [...] initial responses, seeing that most people thought the announcement was going to be about a major Timeline or newsfeed change again (which apparently will happen this [...]

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