Facebookâs finally rolled its site-wide overhaul out to everyone, meaning you can switch over and test it out for yourself if you like.
Hereâs a quick guide on where to find the option. The new update significantly declutters the onscreen real-estate, moving the most essential tabs to the top of the screen.
Youâll also notice different feeds at the top: in addition to the News Feed, youâll also see a Groups tab, a Gaming tab, and a Watch tab.
The remaining options in the left-hand menu have larger, more colorful icons, and are more widely spaced, making everything easier to find.
The Stories have been moved to the top of the News Feed tab, above the status bar. We also finally have dark mode, which is essential if youâre like me and stare at screens professionally and need that charcoal goodness to soothe your poor rods and cones.
The whole thing essentially looks like Facebookâs mobile app, only optimized for desktop.
If you donât already have the redesign, but want to try it out, youâre in luck. Facebookâs made the option easy to find.
All you have to do is go to the drop-down menu on the top right, and youâll see the option to âSwitch to New Facebook.â Itâll be near the bottom of the menu. This will automatically switch everything over to the new layout.
there you go â thatâs all there is to it. And if, for some reason, youâre not liking the new design, you can switch back the same way. Go to the drop-down menu and select âSwitch to classic Facebook.â
At the moment, the new design is not mandatory, so you can switch back any time you want. We donât yet know when, if ever, Facebook will make it standard for everyone. So for now, enjoy the option. Good luck!