25: Facebook Tests a New Profile Look (Again)
I am a huge technology enthusiast. Some may call it geeky but it is a huge passion of mine. I browse through Wired, TechCrunch, and Gizmodo on a daily basis to stay updated on new technology trends and products. Today, I came across an article on Gizmodo stating that Facebook is testing a new profile look… again. If you have a Facebook, you are aware that Facebook switched the design of its standard profile to a timeline where it represents a visual history of your entire life. Many embraced it but there were also many that did not like the change and wanted to revert to the original iconic Facebook profile. I am one of those who embraced the change and switched my profile to a timeline during its beta testing days using the developer tool. Now, they are changing the Facebook profile again. It is not as drastic of a change in comparison to the switch to the timeline but there are a few changes.
- The user’s name, location, occupation, education, and other basic information are moved to layer on top of the “cover photo,” which is a backdrop image for a user’s profile.
- The “Summary” tab was added on the user’s profile. When clicked, friend’s of the user can see a list of major life events of the user.
- “Likes” have been changed to “Favorites.”
- “Friends,” “Photos,” “Map,” and the new “Favorites,” are condensed into smaller tabs right below the cover photo.