Introducing a fresh, simpler Facebook

Just out: a new layout for Facebook. You might recognize the style they’ve been pushing out in Messenger and the Facebook App. Also comes with Dark Mode.

The new layout will be rolled out to everyone over the next few months, but you can already opt-in manually by clicking the arrow on the right in the navbar and choosing the “Switch to new Facebook” option.

Those new Profile pages look really nice. Also love how photos are shown in a full screen overlay (with a blurred background).

Photo of my son, Noah, on Facebook.
Photo of my son, Noah, on Facebook.

Feels very app like, and looks touch-friendly (look at the size of the close button, for example).

One issue though with it all though: it doesn’t really play nice with bigger screens imo. Take a look at the new Home:

Photo of the new Facebook Home, on a wide screen.
Photo of the new Facebook Home, on a wide screen.

Looks much better on a narrow screen:

Photo of the new Faceook Home, in a narrow window.
Photo of the new Faceook Home, in a narrow window.

And yes, it’s a full React app. You can check it using the React DevTools 😉

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