Facebook’s New News Feed: 8 Things to Know

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Source: Jess Scanlon

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) new News Feed premiered on users’ homepages recently. While for longtime Facebook users a redesign may not be newsworthy, this one deserves some attention simply because the new design is a change from past changes; the News Feed has become more modular, with cleaner lines.

Also it looks nothing like a prototype from last year, when changes to the homepage were first teased. Here’s a rundown of what’s different and what’s stayed the same.

1. Photos are huge

Whether it’s your friend’s photos from vacation or the photo accompanying a link, pictures displayed on the News Feed are bigger. After years of squinting at thumbnails, this is a pretty welcome change.

2. Buttons are square

Those little icons for your pages, groups, and games all got a makeover. The default buttons are very square in the geometric sense. Custom buttons for groups and games seem unaffected beyond a slight resizing. The buttons for recommended pages in the right-hand column have also been resized larger.

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