As you might have experienced, from the past few months Facebook is constantly Tweaking and adding features to Facebook.There have been many layout changes and feature additions. These maybe due to the constant competition from the upcoming Social Network Google+.
List of Past Facebook Changes:
- Facebook Improves Facebook Games.
With the tough battle from Google+ Games, Facebook updated its Games section by adding new features the same day Google+ Games were launched.
- Facebook Edgerank Score.
In an attempt to improve user experience online on facebook, They have developed a ranking system which removes the junk out of your news feed.
- Facebook Testing New [Cool] Layout on Some Accounts.
Facebook added new interesting updates to its layout. Some of them being fixed Header, Scrollable news feed, Additional scrolling sidebar widget for Important updates.
- Facebook Sidebar Chat.
This was one of the most bad hit update by facebook, Users started complaining to get back the old facebook chat after they were forced upon with a new sidebar chat which did not have the sense to differentiate between Online and Offline friends.
- Group Chat in Facebook.
This is not the old way of adding people to a group and then chatting, This new group chat was a part of the chat updates where you can add friends to an existing chat going on between friends.
- Skype Powered Video Calling in Facebook.
Video calling was the first option facebook took against google+. The video calling is powered by skype.
- Face Recognition.
This was not a recent update but I included it so that people are aware of the fact that facebook can recognize your face.
- News Feed Subject wise grouping.
This was the recent update where your facebook news feed is grouped on topics from fanpages and friends updates.
Those were some of the changes introduced to facebook in the recent past.
Whats New Today?
Today when I logged into my facebook account I noticed that there was another Small but NEAT update which made my Facebook Home Page look neat and clean.
The small update was, Facebook Pages were taken out of the usual ‘Pages’ Option and was given its own place under thh heading ‘PAGES’ hence we can check the page directly (Facebook>Your Page) without going to Facebook>Pages>Your Page.
Similarly Groups and Apps too got its own Headings.
This would be more clear if you take a look at my screenshot below.
From the above picture you might have got an idea of the new small update.
If you have registered with more Groups or Administer more number of Fanpages then you can click the ‘More’ button by hovering over the side to reveal all the groups and pages.
These were some of the changes in facebook. Do look forward for more updates as long as facebook is going through the improvement phase.
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