How to get a new Facebook


New Facebook homepage in dark mode

Todd Haselton | CNBC

Facebook launched its new desktop website on Friday. It’s starting to roll out now, so I’ll show you how to verify it.

The new design, announced last year during Facebook’s annual F8 conference, features a new dark mode with lower brightness – it’s more eye-pleasing at night and I think it looks cooler.

Facebook was starting to feel a little messy. The new layout has more space and larger fonts in the columns on either side of the news. This makes it easier to find things like the pages you follow (like stores you shop at, local restaurants, bands you like), groups you participate in (like your neighborhood or fan club), and events (like birthdays and upcoming cocktails). parties).

Facebook said it’s also easier for people to create all of these things.

However, one setting seems to be gone: the ability to organize your News posts in reverse chronological order. Facebook has been putting less emphasis on this ability, guiding users to trust their algorithms for the way posts are organized, but in this renewal the option to organize by “newer” disappeared (or is so deeply buried that we couldn’t find it). You can prioritize which friends or pages you follow.

It may have already switched to the new design in recent months, when Facebook started asking some of its users to participate in the beta version.

But if you didn’t, here is how to change.

How to see the new Facebook

  • Tap the down arrow in the upper right corner of your screen.
  • Choose “switch to new Facebook”.

You may also see a popup at the top of the screen that looks like this, which you can tap to switch to the new Facebook:

You can see this popup, which also allows you to change.

Annie Palmer | CNBC

How to go back to the old Facebook

You can also go back to the old design. It is unclear how long it will be available, but the Facebook site says it can come back at any time. To do that:

  • Touch the down arrow in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Choose “Switch to classic Facebook”.