If we could play a word-association game around Facebook, we’d probably say “blue” and “squares” as our go-to description of the social media giant’s mobile app.
Those associations will soon change to “grey” and “circles,” however, as Facebook has unveiled plans to revamp the News Feed on mobile, altering some long-running aesthetic choices in favor of the new.
First off, conversations on Facebook posts are getting a new coat of paint to look more, to our eye, like Facebook Messenger. The blocky fields are swapped out for rounder conversation bubbles to make a post and replies appear more like a modern messaging app.
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Secondly, the News Feed proper is getting a few readability tweaks of its own, such as bigger, higher-contrast text on the ‘Like/Comment/Share’ buttons so that they’re easier to tap. Link previews are also getting enlarged text for an easier read.
Speaking of links, the News Feed makeover also