Facebook pushes updated desktop layout to all users

Facebook pushes updated desktop layout to all users. The updated UI for desktop users positions tabs along the top, just above the News Feed. This makes it easier for users to navigate to their favorite elements, and puts Facebook Groups within easy reach. Given the rising use of more private spaces and Facebook’s preference for a social experience that emphasizes a smaller, more intimate collection of friends and family, the redesign more readily showcases “the tens of millions of active groups on Facebook.” Interestingly, the redesign also significantly reduces the prevalence of the iconic Facebook blue branding, likely as a look-and-feel reboot that distances itself from its history of scandals. Social Media Today