In a very brief press conference, probably shorter than the time it took to get all the reporters and tech press in the room, Facebook unveiled their redesigned homepage for your family, friends and everything you follow on Facebook.
During the 35 minute press conference they showed a much larger but cleaner look to the page that tends to bring out the content to front and center. They also have standardized the experience across all screens of your desktop, tablet and smart phone.
You can read more about the update at https://www.facebook.com/about/newsfeed and also sign up to get on the waiting list for the new interface. One of the presenters said it would start to be available today but the press conference ended abruptly and we never heard any follow up from Mark Zuckerberg to confirm anything.
Here are some screenshots I grabbed during the live stream of the event:
Standardized experience across all screen sizes.
Your main Facebook homepage.
Content shared by multiple friends or pages appears together and you can hover over their profile image to see what they said about it.
If someone in your timeline likes a page or becomes friends with someone you will now see their cover picture instead of just their profile picture.
Third party app sharing gets more visual now in your news feed.
Check ins now have a map link including in them.
This appears to be a new sidebar that replaces the wide one we now use on the right side of the screen. I did not hear anything mentioned about it during the press conference.
So what do you think of the redesign?