Meta’s Testing a New Structure within the Desktop Model of Fb
Fb seems to be testing a new layout in the desktop version of the app, with some customers just lately having this new format unleashed on their screens.
That looks like rather a lot.
In keeping with Mashable, the brand new format appeared for some customers final week, with an replace alert within the app explaining the change, which strikes your whole navigation choices to the left facet of the display screen.
Although it appears fairly chaotic – check out this image of the brand new desktop teams format.
As Mashable notes, many different desktop apps are left-aligned like this, with Twitter and Gmail additionally displaying your whole numerous choices in the identical means.
Although they appear much less crowded. Possibly the menus are supposed to be extra collapsible, so that you don’t have every part on display screen directly. Possibly that may work, in streamlining your view to deal with one central level, versus displaying so many choices directly.
Then once more, possibly not – possibly Meta desires to make sure that customers are conscious of the assorted choices out there, and highlighting them on display screen is a option to encourage broader use.
There’s not a heap to go on at this stage, and it does seem to be no less than some components are nonetheless in testing, so it might be that that is only a take a look at proper now to see how customers reply.
Nevertheless it could possibly be coming – or as a minimum, it’s most likely an indicator of the place Meta is wanting, when it comes to creating the app’s subsequent stage.
We’ve requested Meta for more information on the take a look at and we’ll replace this submit if/once we hear again.