Facebook Profile Pages to Get New Look
Facebook on Sunday (Dec. 5) revealed that the popular social networking site is going through yet another redesign – and this time, profile pages are the primary focus.
In a blog post by Facebook software engineer Josh Wiseman, the makeover aims to make it "easier for you to tell your story and learn about your friends."
The profile page will begin with a quick overview of basic information such as where to person is from, where they went to school and where they work. This will be highlighted at the top of the profile page under the name of each user.
A strip of photos – what Facebook is calling the "infinite scroll" – will also appear at the top of a profile page to feature recently tagged photos of the user. Currently, photos are kept under a different tab.
In addition, Facebook is giving its members more ways to share interests and activities , such as allowing them to list projects worked on at a job. This will help it further compete with career-networking site LinkedIn.
The new template will also give users a spot to list classes they've taken at school and their favorite sports teams. All interests and experiences will be represented with images as a way to make profile more visual.
Finally, users will also have the ability to highlight the friends most important to them, such as family, best friends and so on.
The new look is expected to roll out over the next year. However, members will have the option of switching to it immediately if they want.