Facebook Makes Its Modern Redesign Available to Everyone

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Social with 5 Comments

Facebook has been working on a big new redesign for its web interface for a while now. The company first introduced its new web interface back in April 2019, and it started testing the new experience with a small number of users back in October.

This week, it’s starting to widely rollout the new Facebook interface. The new design includes a modern experience, as well as a built-in dark mode. The new experience also makes things much faster than before, especially when you are switching between different parts of the app.

“The desktop experience will be rolled out to everyone over the next few months,” tweeted Facebook, announcing the release. The new design is not enabled by default for all users, but they will be able to opt-in from the menu next to the help icon on the navbar of the previous Facebook site. In some cases, Facebook may also show you a prompt notifying you about the new design, with an option to switch to the new design.

Once you make the switch, you will be able to choose between the light and dark themes.

“FB5 is a fresh new design for Facebook that’s simpler, faster, more immersive and puts your communities at the center. Overall, we’ve made it easier to find what you’re looking for and get to your most-used features. People will start seeing some of these updates in the Facebook app right away, and the new desktop site will come in the next few months,” Facebook said back in April when it first introduced the new design.

This new design marks a big step forward for Facebook, especially since the new app seems to be entirely built on its React framework.

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5 responses to “Facebook Makes Its Modern Redesign Available to Everyone”

  1. red77star

    I do not care about Facebook for the last couple years, in fact don't even have account there.

    • nazmuslabs

      In reply to red77star:

      I totally hear you. I have a Facebook account, but haven't used it in the last couple of years. I only use messenger, and I did consider deactivating my Facebook account and keep messenger only.

      But then I realized that I had used the Sign in with Facebook option in various sites over the decade. Deactivating Facebook would risk potential loss of access to lots of accounts. Unless I systematically recall every accounts I opened over the last 10 years with the Facebook and manually go and set usernames and passwords or add other login integration like Google or Apple, I fear I am condemned to keep my Facebook account active forever.

      Have you had this issue? If so, do you know if you lose the ability to login with Facebook if you deactivate your Facebook profile but keep only messenger active. Thanks

  2. fishnet37222

    Since the new design doesn't work with Social Fixer, I will hold off as long as possible.

  3. JH_Radio

    This design is only for web, not for apps on mobile, right?

  4. nazmuslabs

    Don't seem to have the option to switch to the new Facebook in that menu yet, as demonstrated in the video. Will need to check back later.