Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is currently making some changes to a select group of user timelines. The company originally started making these changes to users in New Zealand, which also happens to be the same place Facebook generally tests out new features.
This new layout features a single column design to the right for all the user’s posts and updates. Then there is the about section on the left side of your profile, which features tidbits from your larger profile. The years of the timeline are featured all the way to the right sidebar.
The changes don’t stop there. According to one image posted by TNW, there is a new status update feature. You click the link on the update which will take you to the appropriate webpage. There is also a new “Like” button, which takes you to the official Facebook page. The new change should help users differentiate between an official page and a Facebook page.
Since this feature is currently in its testing phase, there is no word on when the new timeline format will be rolled out to everyone’s profile. At press time, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has yet to release an official statement on the matter.
Facebook’s new timeline design looks rather impressive with a simpler and easier-to-navigate design. Users won’t have to shift their eyes back and fourth to read everything on the timeline. It should also make it easier for users to find specific posts and timeline features. This feature should prove popular with users once it officially roles out.
It’s important for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to continually make necessary changes to keep their company relevant and in the leading spot of the social media sector. Users have high expectations of the website, especially since they use it everyday.
Hopefully, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s new design will be rolled out before the fall.