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Facebook rolls out its desktop redesign that offers dark mode, other features

Facebook has rolled out its new design for desktop users. The most prominent feature of the redesign being the dark mode.

twitter-logoYasmin Ahmed | March 21, 2020 | Updated 13:14 IST
(Source: Reuters)

Highlights

  • Facebook has rolled out its new redesign it has been testing since October.
  • For now, select Indian desktop users can switch between New Facebook and Classic Facebook.
  • Its main feature will be the dark mode which can be switched on and off.

Now Facebook desktop users can enable dark mode. Facebook has rolled out its desktop redesign which will enable users to switch to dark mode. As of now, the desktop redesign is available to select users in India.

The most prominent feature of the redesign of Facebook is the dark mode. It is aimed at making the display a soothing experience for the hardcore Facebook desktop user.

To activate the dark mode, the Facebook desktop user must follow the given steps:

--Go to the Settings option.

--Select Activate Dark Mode from the drop down option.

Other apps which have already activated dark mode for desktop are WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

Other than dark mode, the features that Facebook will offer are tabbed home screen and a cleaner profile.

Starting today, the majority of people on Facebook will have access to the new desktop design, Facebook told TechCrunch.

For now, select desktop Facebook users can opt if they want to go in for the redesign. This means, for now, they can switch between New Facebook and Classic Facebook. However, the redesign will appear by default on people's desktop by the end of this year.

Facebook's conviction was to simplify its apps in the coming years and it is clearly working in that direction.

To switch to the redesign a desktop Facebook user should go to the Settings option and click on See New Facebook. To reverse the action, users can click on Switch to Classic Facebook.

Facebook came out with the rollout in October. Earlier, this year it also redesigned messenger.

The redesign offers streamlined navigation through tabs and this will be on top of a homescreen. Through this navigation tab, the users can view all the Groups, Marketplace, Watch and More on top of the homescreen. Facebook is also likely to get faster. It will load its pages more quickly. The fonts are likely to get bigger with neater layouts.

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