After a brutal 2018 that forced the brand to admit it doesn't have the best reputation in terms of privacy, Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for the Facebook platform in 2019: Facebook is redesigned.
Zuckerberg made announcements during Facebook's F8 event near the company's home grain in San Jose, California, where he addressed the past year with privacy, security, and reduced trust in the platform.
The new version of Facebook, the code name & # 39; FB5 & # 39; will be the biggest change the social network has experienced this year: almost every aspect changes in one way or another. There was a lot of information, but we have gathered everything you need to know here.
New web and mobile designs
The fifth major redesign of the Facebook app is incoming, the code name & # 39; FB5 & # 39; and it will make communities – known as Groups – the focus, with a sleek redesign that will make it faster and more reliable, not to mention more visually appealing.
The new Facebook mobile app will now be alive as well, as a much faster and more disappointing experience.
Facebook has found that what you are looking for is more convenient, and more importantly claims to have made it safer and safer. This is the biggest change to the Facebook app in five years: Even the Facebook logo is updated for 2019.
There is also a new Facebook desktop site and it should be much easier on system resources, with the same design language as the mobile app. It's going to come the next few months, with some updates coming up right away.
Mark Zuckerberg made it clear that Facebook focuses on communities both publicly and privately. This means that Groups should be the main focus: There are already tens of millions of active groups on Facebook.
Groups will be easier to find and easier to participate, thanks to a new, newly developed group tab. This will show you a personal feed of all your groups so you can focus on your communities in one place, rather than analyzing them from the rest of your news feed.
Users will also notice that the group reports come up in several places, but they will be more relevant to what you do in the app. For example, you can see more "buy and sell" groups appearing on the Marketplace, and today in Gaming you can suggest a new game group to join.
The news feed will also be redesigned so that you can more easily share content directly with your groups. But this new community approach goes beyond Groups.
Facebook launches Facebook Dating in several countries, along with a new feature called "Secret Crush." The idea here is that you can log in to this program and enter up to nine of your friends you are interested in.
If they choose the program and call you one of their secret crushers, then you will be matched. But if the secret infatuation is not mutual, no one will know the names you entered.
Facebook Dating is already living in five countries and will expand to 14 today. The service will start in the US at the end of the year.
There will also be some new ways to meet friends through the new "Meet New Friends" feature. This is also an opt-in feature, so you will only be exposed to people who are open to meeting new people. This feature will also work with your groups so you can easily add new friends from your favorite group.
Facebook's marketplace also gets some improvements. You will be able to send products across the continental United States and you will be able to pay for things safely and securely via the Facebook app. This should make shopping on the Facebook platform safer for both sellers and buyers.
The Events tab also gets a makeover and it becomes easier to explore your city. You can coordinate with your friends, find local businesses and find a new favorite restaurant based on your own personal preferences.
There are so many Facebook changes coming in the next few months, and it can change the way people use the platform on, day and day out. At the very least, it hopes these changes will make the social network grow safer and less divisive.