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Social Media Devotees: Facebook is Getting a New Makeover

Facebook is getting a new Makeover

Out of many other announcements, Mark Zuckerberg made one very critical annunciation at the F8 conference, in May 2019. “We’re doing a complete makeover for Facebook. The new update code-named FB5 will be cleaner, faster, and centered around Facebook groups.”

The new look is here and has eliminated the less vibrant blue that we’ve been accustomed to for a decade.

Thank GOD! I was fed up with this blue.

If you’ve been using Facebook Messenger, the white-themed design is a little glimpse of FB’s new look.

As it turns out, this is the most significant update in the 15-year history of Facebook.

Facebook Feed

The new Facebook changes will give users more control over the way they share news, message friends, or interact with friends in a group. The rumor that Mark planned to integrate all the messaging apps: WhatsApp, Messenger, and even Instagram into one app is now a reality. The new Facebook design is a departure from the old blues design.

Here is a list of updates done in the new Facebook Redesign:

  • Facebook Groups Upgrades
  • Date your Crush with a Secret Crush
  • Make new friends.
  • Sell on the marketplace.
  • A New Events Tab

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Facebook Group Upgrades

  • Groups tab redesigned: To make the discovery easy, the Facebook groups tab will show personalized activity across all the groups. The new tool will help users explore groups that interest them.
  • Explore interest-based groups: Your interests from the Marketplace, Gaming tab will be gathered, and relevant groups will be proposed to you. In your newsfeed, you’ll see content from your groups, and you can share content from groups to your profile just like you do usual sharing.
  • More emphasis on supporting communities: For instance, in the Jobs group, an employer can use a template to post jobs, and people can directly apply from there. In health groups, people can post questions anonymously by informing the admin. Gamers in their relevant groups can start threads on related topics. As a kind gesture to support Startups and Entrepreneurs, customers can ask questions directly from Facebook Live and place their order without leaving the live broadcast. 

Date your Crush Secretly with Facebook Dating

  • Donning Dan Cupid’s role, now Facebook will help you find potential matches with Secret Crush. Currently, the feature is available in Colombia, Thailand, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, and Suriname.
  • What you have to do is to choose 9 of your friends whom you have a crush on. With an advanced algorithm, Facebook Dating will match your interests with the potential someone. If you’re in luck and your crush has also added you to their crush list, there will be a match made in heaven.
  • The best part is that no one will ever know whom you’ve added to the Secret Crush list. So, even if your friend hasn’t added you to the list, they’ll never know it.

Make New Friends

With a ‘Meet New Friends’ feature, you’ll able to connect with people who share the same community, school, workplace, or city. It’s an opt-in feature which means you’ll only see people who are looking to meet new friends. With this feature, Facebook Groups will open an enormous amount of opportunities to connect with friends who have common interests with you.

Sell on the Marketplace

This is one really useful feature for Startups, Small business owners, and entrepreneurs. It allows them to sell their products on the Marketplace anywhere in the US and customers purchase directly from Facebook.

For sellers, it’s easy to reach a huge number of customers and provide them with a platform that offers secure monetary transactions. Of course, people will be inclined to use the Marketplace because they’ll be more confident that the payment solution is secured and backed by Facebook.

A New Events Tab

No need to search for events near you. Now, you’ll get all the recommendations within the Events tab. Discover exciting events and invite your friends who’ll be interested in attending the event with you.

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What About Privacy?

The new privacy changes may create other issues. Closed groups and encrypted services will make it more challenging to identify and root out dangerous or abusive behavior, Mr. Zuckerberg said, though he added that the company’s automated systems had ways of detecting illicit activities – like examining traffic patterns – without scanning the content of private messages.

We are all well aware of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal. Moreover, after Netflix’s much-talked-about ‘The Great Hack’ it’s quite understandable if people find it hard to trust Facebook with anything else.

Do you like the upcoming changes? Lemme know what you have to say about the changes Facebook is introducing. Is it a gimmick or will it actually be something you’d want?

Yousuf Rafi

A Caffeine dependent non-mainstream person trying to elevate small talk to medium talk. I know I will win, not immediately but definitely. I do most of the talking in my head. However, for other things, I prefer writing blogs.

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