Facebook unveils changes to the News Feed

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Facebook confirmed subtle changes to the News Feed on Thursday, including font changes and more prominent photos.

Facebook announced Thursday changes to the News Feed, almost a year after the company announced a major overhaul that was eventually scrapped.

The new look News Feed includes font changes and more prominent photos, but does not include the major changes revealed last March. Those changes were ultimately abandoned.

The current design on mobile will remain the same.

“Today we’re rolling out an updated look for News Feed so that desktop and mobile will look the same, making Facebook more consistent and easier to use across platforms,” Facebook said on Thursday. “These changes are visual updates and do not affect how we surface content to people, nor do they change how stories are ranked in News Feed.”

Facebook developers took into account feedback from users when developing the latest News Feed.

“You may recall that last year we experimented with a complete redesign of News Feed for desktop and mobile. People who tested it told us that they liked the bigger photos and images, but found it more difficult to navigate Facebook overall. The updated design has the best of both worlds: it keeps the layout and navigation people liked, but offers bigger images and photos, as well as a new font,” Facebook said.

The changes will roll out over the coming weeks.

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