The redesign Facebook announced during their annual F8 conference early this year has started to roll out. Facebook said that the new design will be faster and more immersive. The redesigned app update is already available to users.
The new web interface is rolling out slowly as some users are already beginning to get the update.
Awesome the new Facebook design pic.twitter.com/5dmD5s1NVd
— ▸frank⚡️ (@franklinjavier) October 18, 2019
— Martin Eastwood (@Dude64Mac) October 13, 2019
— Mantas Rukuiža (@MantasRukuiza) October 14, 2019
— Mister Adventure (@mrJoelGaspar) October 16, 2019
Facebook has been inviting select users to try out the new design.
If you agree, you get asked if you want a white or dark layout.
This is how it looks
As usual, the redesign has got some criticism as well just like when Facebook redesigned Instagram’s layout.
This just in… the new Facebook is still ugly in both dark mode and regular. pic.twitter.com/1AwQARk39M
— tv james (@tvjames) October 16, 2019
Srsly, dark mode facebook looks weird pic.twitter.com/bJIhPZ9GFP
— Jose. (@josebatitis) October 11, 2019
This new facebook layout is weird. I feel like it is a mobile version but they released by accident to PC. At least we finally got a dark mode, which is the only good thing I can say for now pic.twitter.com/j5VROhSYil
— Alikan | #JustTheBeginning (@alikan_sa) October 18, 2019
Facebook design team is like 500 people and someone forgot to QA Facebook beta's new dark mode in settings menu pic.twitter.com/U70Nz85AKA
— Yohosie (@yohosiefgc) October 19, 2019
So if you like the new design, expect an invitation from Facebook to check it out. If you don’t like it, hope to your deity that when it gets rolled out to everyone eventually, an alternative solution is developed that lets you go back to the old version just like Twitter.