Facebook revealed a new cleaner look for News Feed today that the company says is about "getting Facebook out of the way."
Many of the changes, which begin rolling out on the web today and to mobile devices over the coming weeks, take the "next step" out of Facebook. Instead of a screen littered with tiny words about your connection's lives and recommendations, which can often require an extra click, the new design is intended to visually paint stories by putting photos front and center. With the new look, instead of seeing text that a friend checked in at IHOP, a map will also appear alongside the check-in with information about the destination.
There's also the choice of different feeds. View posts only by friends in one feed, and keep the content you follow (brands, pages, and public figures) in a separate feed.
Facebook's redesigned News Feed puts photos and posts first, filling up your screen with more content than before. Take a look at the standout features of Facebook's more mobile, visual, and personalized news feed, and let us know what you think of the new look.
—Additional reporting by Kelly Schwarze