Facebook re-vamped


Brace yourselves, “I hate the new Facebook” statuses are going to start popping up.

Mark Zuckerberg, one of the founders of Facebook, announced today the new and improved news feed of the popular social media site. The tagline? “Goodbye clutter. Hello bright, beautiful stories.”

The main changes revolve around a more visually-appealing news feed on users’ main page — bigger photos and easy navigation to different feeds.

Facebook’s head honchos harnessed ideas from websites like the photo reel spread of Pinterest and the not-so-popular-yet-still-appealing vision of Google +.

This update is the most recent since the initiation of the timeline at the end of 2011.

Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday unveiled a new look for the social network's News Feed. (AP Photo)
Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday unveiled a new look for the social network’s News Feed. (AP Photo)

In addition to larger pictures, users will be able to switch between news stories from all friends, close friends, certain groups, musicians, etc.

“The news feed is one of the most important things we’ve built,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the press event. Likening news feed to “the most personalized newspaper,” Zuckerberg added that “the stories around you deserve to be displayed with more than just text.”

Though the new plans for Facebook have been revealed and are spreading across social media like wildfire, the actual implementation is unknown. Eager users have the option to sign up for the waiting list, and execution of the news feed for those brave souls will begin as soon as this evening.

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