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Facebook rolls out dark mode, desktop redesign features


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Facebook rolls out dark mode, desktop redesign features

The social media giant, Facebook, has rolled out a few features that have gone into its app redesigning. The features include a dark mode, a tabbed home screen, and a cleaner profile.

For now, users can opt-in for the redesign. It will become the default option for everyone later this year. To activate the redesign, the users need to head to the Settings Menu and then enable the option “See New Facebook”. To disable it, users can return and hit “Switch to Classic Facebook”.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Facebook announced that “starting today, the majority of people on Facebook will have access to the new desktop design.”

The desktop redesign offers streamlined navigation through tabs for Groups, Marketplace, Watch and more. The home page and transitions also load more quickly. Larger fonts and more sensible layouts ease the pressure on eyes.

Facebook is also making the process of creating Events, Pages, Groups, and ads faster. The users will actually get to see a preview of how the changes reflect on the app’s mobile version before enabling them to share it.

Most interestingly, the redesign brings dark mode, which can be toggled on and off through a switch in the Settings drop-down menu. The new dark mode, which is designed to reduce the strain on eyes, aims to minimize screen glare while maintaining a white background.


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