Facebook have made even more changes to your News Feed completely altering the way the mobile app looks.
If you’ve updated your Facebook app you’ll have noticed it looks very different thanks to the social media site introducing more changes.
Plenty of people have noticed the tweaks and they aren’t happy:
NEW: Facebook is testing coloured comments… This is going to look a mess!
— Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) September 6, 2017
Why does the new update make Facebook look so Android-ish?
— How Jay (@howjay) September 6, 2017
The changes include; increased colour contrast to make the typography more legible, larger link previews so text is easier to read and bigger ‘like, comment and share buttons’.
Circular profile pictures have also been introduced.
Product design manager Shali Nguyen and design director Ryan Freitas explained the changes on Facebook’s official site:
Every person’s News Feed is different and populated with a unique set of stories — from photos and videos to GIFs and links.
And with so many types of stories available, each feed is more complex than ever.
In order to make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, we’ll be making a few updates to its design over the coming weeks.
We’re always working to help people have more lively and expressive conversations on Facebook.
More and more, comments have become the way to have conversations about a post with other people.
We’ve updated our comment style and made it easier to see which comments are direct replies to another person.
Of course these changes only affect the mobile app, there’s no word yet whether Facebook will be adapting its desktop version anytime soon.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.