“New Facebook” launches, including “dark mode”

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Facebook has a whole new look, including the option for “dark mode” which is designed to be easier on your eyes. “Starting this morning, more and more users started seeing prompts on their home pages inviting them to switch over and try out the new Facebook. We’re also really happy to say that anyone can try out the new site now by visiting http://www.new.facebook.com” reads a post on Facebook.com.

There are other changes too, “The Wall now surfaces the most recent and relevant information—in the form of posts of stories—about you,” Facebook says, “just as News Feed helps you know what is happening in your social circle, you can use the Wall as a way to give your friends the full story of what’s happening with you.”

READ FACEBOOK’S FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE CHANGES HERE:

Starting this morning, more and more users started seeing prompts on their home pages inviting them to switch over and try out the new Facebook. We’re also really happy to say that anyone can try out the new site now by visiting http://www.new.facebook.com.

Over the past six months, 100,000 of you have offered to help improve the user experience on Facebook by giving your feedback and suggestions, and we’re excited to show you what we’ve come up with. Here are some highlights:

The Wall now surfaces the most recent and relevant information—in the form of posts of stories—about you. We believe that having a constant stream of information, or “feed” is the most effective way to learn about and keep up with friends. Just as News Feed helps you know what is happening in your social circle, you can use the Wall as a way to give your friends the full story of what’s happening with you.

A big piece of the Wall is the Publisher, which enables you to publish content—photos, notes, your status, and so on—directly to your Wall. The Publisher works with most applications so that you have one place to go to add content to your own profile or to a friends’.

The profile is very personal; it’s important to us that everyone have control over their own profile. Along those lines, once you’ve published stories or posted content, you can adjust the size to promote the things you care about most, and demote the stories you don’t find as interesting.

One of our key goals of this project has always been to make the site simpler and cleaner. The new tabbed profile should help a lot in this respect, breaking your information into tabs by type. The Wall tab displays most recent and relevant information both about you and by you. The Info tab shows information about you that doesn’t change frequently. The Photos tab shows photos of you as well as your albums. The Boxes tab features all of your existing application boxes. You’re also able to add tabs for your favorite applications.

Keep in mind, nothing with your privacy is changing with this; in fact, the new story formats should offer even greater control over what and how information is shared. We still respect all the same, trusted privacy controls as before. Thanks again for the feedback, and enjoy the new Facebook.

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